Dominik's new Image - trying to burn to SD card using Ubuntu


#1

I have been trying to burn the new image to an SD card with not much luck.

If I take the SD Card and format it on my Windows system then plug it into my Ubuntu system it shows up as /dev/mmcblk0p1 it does not show up as /dev/sdx . if I do a sudo dd if=newimage of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 it seems to burn the image which I think was around 1.6GB the card will then no longer be recognized by Ubuntu as a mountable filesystem. if I try to boot the card using the BB it does not work. I know Dominik mentioned to use the dd command using /dev/sdx but I can never get the SD card to be associated to SDx

Has anyone else been able to burn this image to an SD card using a Ubuntu OS system?

or can anyone who has Linux knowledge guide me.

regards

Dave


#2

I decided to use Windows to burn the Image and this seems to work.

I inserted the new SD Card into the BB and booted up ok.

I noticed that the Ver in the cockpit is 20130314034900 this was the same as my old version.

Maybe this got overlooked or what do I look for in the code to make sure I have the correct file.

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B-NH5UNY7g7jRUNkbUd4ek5SWUU&export=download

I am burning this again just in case I selected the wrong image to burn the 1st time.


#3

ok looks like this is the new image as I have noticed the changes in code and that It may just be an oversight on the Revision not being updated and showing up in the cockpit.


#4

Hi Dave,

You're right, the version wasn't changed. I have to add this to the image generation.

About the issue with DD:

If you put the SD card in a built in card reader in a laptop, they usually show up as /dev/mmcblkXXX, right.

To write the image in this case use have to use the device /dev/mmcblk0

mmcblk0p1 is the first partition whereas mmcblk0 (without the p1) is the entire disk.

Regards,

Dominik