- Use the latest RasPian image, I used - successfully - the one from Nov-11, 2015 (
- If you use a desktop USB keyboard, you need a powered USB hub
- Once started, do not forget to expand your file system, so it uses all the space available on your SD card
Check out Eben Upton's video about that:
That would remind many things to some of us... Amstrad, Amiga, Atari, wow! I must be getting old.
PS: About the pinout: Put the SD Card on top, the biggest Raspberry design under the board. The pin #1 (3V3) is at the top left of the header.