Another way to flash an OS onto your Raspberry Pi SD card October 19, 2012Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: computer, diskerase, flashnul, image file, Imaging software, Raspberry Pi, SD Card, technology
So since my last post I found out dd did not want to place nicely. I had thought about booting the computer with a Knoppix disc but meh, pain. I also downloaded win32diskimager – piece of shit. It didn’t even see the SD card.
Once you’ve got flashnul installed execute the following, though the path to your image file may vary:
flashnul F -L L:\2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian\2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img
And off you go. Mine is flashing it onto the SD card now. Taking awhile but it works! The -L option means LOAD. So I told it flashnul F – that’s the drive I want the image loaded onto, in this case F: in windows parlance. That path that starts with L:\ – that’s where my source file lives.