Well – it isn’t so easy on Windows of any flavor. Microsoft in their wisdom uses a fucked way of referencing devices.
First I had to find a program to wipe the SD card. A little application called appropriately, DiskErase to the rescue.
Then, because I needed a way to stuff the image, I found a windows version of the popular Linux tool ‘dd’ = disk dump. But not just disks but files too.
Now I’m used to doing it this way:
dd bs=1M if=/dev/sda0/home/tonypo/file.txt of=tonypo.img and it’s done.
But on windows dd instead of using ‘of’ (output file, if is input file) you have to use od (output device)
So in my case it’d be:
dd if=2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img od=F:
F: is my SD card. So with that in mind I can now successfully flash images to an SD card. Yippee!