How do i reset my raspberry pi using terminal? I don't have access to another PC so i have to reset using only the raspberry pi. I have tried searching up answers but no-one seems to not have another pc. (edit): by reset i mean fully factory reset as though im re-installing debian.

  • Could you edit your question and explain what you mean by reset? What is reset meant to do?
    – joan
    Jul 21 at 14:35
  • i mean fully factory reset as though im re-installing debian Jul 21 at 14:43

Installing software does not affect the state of the Pi. All the state is held on the SD card.

To re-install Debian you need to write a fresh image to the SD card (or just insert an SD card with a different image).


The ONLY way is to install a fresh image.

This requires a computer and SD Card writer.

This can be any computer including the Pi. I routinely write to SD using the Pi.

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