I have a RPI 0 W, a 8GB Micro sd card with NOOBS on it. I want to install the Raspbian on RPI 0 W. Is it possible to do so with the help of my laptop? If yes, how should I proceed? If not, what else can I do right now?

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  • Why NOOBS? Are you trying to get dual-boot working? If not go with plain Raspbian - it's easier to get running on a headless system. – Dougie Mar 15 '19 at 16:41
  • Oh thanks. How would I install it, like, no keyboard, mouse, monitor for it. Only my laptop and the pi.? – Satyam Srivastava Mar 15 '19 at 16:53

Use plain Raspbian downloaded from Full Raspbian with everything or from Raspbian with desktop or Raspbian Lite.

Write that to your SDCard with Balena Etcher.

Before booting the card, eject it from your laptop and re-insert it (ignore any Windows requests to reformat the SDCard or you'll have to start over) create two files F:\ssh.txt (which can have any content you like) and F:\wpa_supplicant.conf with

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev

Remembering to change country=GB to your 2-char ISO country code if you're not in the "Un-tied Kingdom of No Sane Government".

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