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Windows—using Win32 Disk Imager
Insert SD card into PC.
Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk.
WARNING: Never format the SD card even if prompted.
Note the new drive letter that has been created (ie. F:).
Click [Win32 Disk Imager].
Select Image File (ie. piCorePlayer3.11.img).
(Optional) Click [MD5 Hash].
Compare MD5 checksum with contents of piCoreImagex.xx.img.md5.txt
Set Device to your SD card (ie. F:).
WARNING: Ensure you have your SD card selected. You can accidently overwrite USB drive!
Write data on "Image file" to "Device".
Read Confirm overwrite message.
WARNING: Ensure Target Device is correct.
WARNING: Ensure Target Device label is correct.
Writing should take about 10 seconds.
Exact time will depend on SD card quality.
Click [Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media].
Click [Eject Device] PCP (F:).
CAUTION: Make sure you know what your doing here. dd can write to any device and wipe out your hard disk in a second!
Depending on your system, finding the card device can use different tools.
Use lsblk or blkid to identify your device. Typically /dev/sd? or /dev/mmcblk?.
Run the command before and after inserting SD card.
Using lsblk, type:
In this case, the card is located at /dev/sdf.
Using blkid on piCorePlayer, type:
In this case, the card is located at /dev/sdb.
Unmount all partitions of the SD card device.
Type the following commands:
$ sudo umount /dev/sdf1
$ sudo umount /dev/sdf2
Write the new image using this command.
$ sudo dd if=piCorePlayer3.11.img of=/dev/sdf bs=1M
Remove SD card. Image is ready to use.
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