Another way to flash an OS onto your Raspberry Pi SD card

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.

So finally I did some searching. First I found this disk erase tool and wiped the SD card clean.
Then I downloaded another nice program called Flashnul.

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.






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