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by incognitum
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

BerndGaykema wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:02 pm
I have Win10-Home, ASRock X570 Creator motherboard and Kingston MultiCard reader. This MultiCard Reader is seen, the inserted USB stick not. BelenaEtcher does see all !
Some Multicard readers create a lot of entries, try if the USB stick does appear if you use your mouse's scroll wheel.
by incognitum
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

jordana wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:38 am
jordana wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:18 pm
I am trying to use Imager for Ubuntu
my Raspberry Pi is very old - maybe it is not compatible with this config?
If it is a Pi 1, the "Ubuntu (Pi 2/3/4)" image is indeed not going to work.
by incognitum
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

I am trying to use Imager for Ubuntu (first recommended choice) but after a seemingly successful write and verify when trying to boot up the green led blinks 7 times in cycles. This means that there is no kernel.img on first fat32 partition. And indeed there is no file with such name in system-boot...
by incognitum
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

The percentage written indication seems to work on how much data has been written to buffers rather than how much has actually made it onto the sd-card. On Linux, yes. Does has the advantage that the highly efficient kernel code can write out the buffer to storage. You may have noticed that writing...
by incognitum
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

I wondered about that. I find it curious that opening the actual DMG image is an issue Nowadays different compression algorithms are used on .dmg files. LZFSE was introduced in Mac OS X 10.11, 4 years ago. If you had that, you do would be able to open the .dmg (but would still get a your Mac is too...
by incognitum
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

justsomeluser wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Using OSX 10.9.5
Need at least 10.13
by incognitum
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

The OSX version of the imager is a corrupt disk image. Downloaded with different browsers and always get "corrupt image" when opening it. Which OS X operating system version are you using? Do you have the same problem if you download from the github releases page? (Files should be the same, but jus...
by incognitum
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Imager says "error writing to storage (while flushing)"
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Imager says "error writing to storage (while flushing)"

Minor point, but having just reinstalled it there are now two indistinguishable entries in the pop-up menu. This is on Mint-19 running Mate, so a Ubuntu derivative. Old link in start menu should be overwritten on Windows. On Linux this is not the case as the name changed from imagingutility to rpi-...
by incognitum
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Imager says "error writing to storage (while flushing)"
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Imager says "error writing to storage (while flushing)"

v1.2 no longer reports flush errors (on Windows), so should work better for those affected.
by incognitum
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Berryboot crazy slow download
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Berryboot crazy slow download

NOOBS and PINN give you a supported multi-boot. Berryboot fails the KISS principle. Would still argue it's the only option, if you want to be able to add & remove OSes later... To answer the TS's question. Berryboot downloads the OS images from sourceforge. If the sourceforge mirror it is using doe...
by incognitum
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

That's interesting. Would it be feasible to check the files in a multifile zip to see if any of them is an image file, and image that instead? How do you make out an image file? .zip files that do should be extracted to card tend to contain files that end in .img as well. Think of the noobs .zip th...
by incognitum
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

Also, RaspberryPi Imager was very happy to let me burn the .zip archive of the .img file rather than burning the .img file itself. That is caused by your input file. https://repo.picoreplayer.org/insitu/piCorePlayer6.0.0/piCorePlayer6.0.0.zip The imager will only burn the image inside the .zip if t...
by incognitum
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Imager says "error writing to storage (while flushing)"
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Imager says "error writing to storage (while flushing)"

Anyone having this issue on a more recent version than Windows 7?
Or with an SD card reader that is not internal in a laptop?
by incognitum
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: "Introducing Raspberry Pi Imager, our new imaging utility"

Desktop PC running windows 7 pro 64 bit using internal SD card reader I have always used. Could be that your internal SD card reader has an old buggy driver. Prior to Windows 8 Microsoft apparently did not bother to test if the function drivers are supposed to provide to force flushing writes from ...
by incognitum
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Imager custom image file
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Raspberry Pi Imager custom image file

Does Raspberry Pi Imager have support for a custom image file? Yes. Although there is a bug that causes verification to fail if the image file size is not dividable by 128 KB in the current released version. Should not be a problem with standard operating system images in practice as they all tend ...
by incognitum
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?
Replies: 51
Views: 2234

Re: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?

I just learned from this thread that I don't have to always format an SD card before burning a Raspian image using Etcher, assuming I'm not installing NOOBs. Indeed not necessary. And when using the Raspberry Pi Imager, you do not even need to format it beforehand when installing NOOBS. If you feed...
by incognitum
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?
Replies: 51
Views: 2234

Re: Why is NOOBs suggested to be used by Raspberry beginners?

I'm curious what happens if you lose network connectivity mid-write. It supports download resumption and retries automatically if connection to webserver is lost. (As long as it did manage to download at least a little bit in the first place, you keep the app open, and do not shutdown the computer).
by incognitum
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Etcher for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Etcher for Raspberry Pi

Sounds like a bug. I haven't checked the whole source, but I suspect maybe this line has something to do with it? Nope. If you do for testing purposes: QUrl u("file:///accénts-and-中文.img"); qDebug() << u.toString(u.FullyEncoded).toLatin1(); You will see it prints out: "file:///acc%C3%A9nts-and-%E4%...
by incognitum
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Etcher for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Etcher for Raspberry Pi

The bigger problem is, Raspberry Pi Imager does not support localized filenames either. It can open Latin-1 filenames only, so having a localized "Downloads" folder with the image file in it renders the tool completely unusable Sounds like a bug. The Qt GUI code itself does support internationaliza...
by incognitum
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Suggested Parts for ATM Machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Suggested Parts for ATM Machine?

I did some research and found that there is a coin sensor that costs ~20usd and a paper bill sensor that costs 200usd. Might be cheaper to see if you can take the sensor out of an existing unit then. The simple units used in shops to detect counterfeit money, that you put a bill in, and it shows th...
by incognitum
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 143
Views: 10626

Re: Unzipping in a pipeline

I'm not the one who is confused here. You mentioned reading "somewhere" that using "gzip -dc" to pipe decompressed content to other programs (like dd) produces temporary files. Trust me, that is not the case. I was just speculating where the thought that working with .gz files do can result in temp...
by incognitum
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 143
Views: 10626

Re: Unzipping in a pipeline

The central, core problem with the ZIP file format is that the directory information is at the end of the file. Therefore, you have to read the whole file before you can tell what is in the file (sort of like the ACA [inside joke...]...) This makes the whole thing impossible. Pipelining .zip files ...
by incognitum
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Desktop Icons for All Users
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Desktop Icons for All Users

Keep in mind that the linked website suggests using an autostart .desktop file to execute that command when each individual user logs in. In that case the bash part do is relevant, otherwise variables like $USER may not be filled in... As in: sudo leafpad /etc/xdg/autostart/commands-to-run-on-login....
by incognitum
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: My kid is using a Raspberry Pi - should I call the police???
Replies: 33
Views: 3278

Re: My kid is using a Raspberry Pi - should I call the police???

"This poster was produced to raise awareness among teachers, parents, and guardians Back at high school I managed to get my user account suspended for the crime of starting a Windows command prompt. Guess not much changed over the years. People still afraid of what kids MAY do with any tool that is...
by incognitum
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)
Replies: 143
Views: 10626

Re: What is a good replacement for Etcher (ads and ignores privacy)

Does that mean the optimal write block size is 4M ? If you are using unbuffered IO (e.g. oflag=direct with dd) probably, yes. If not, keep in mind that the kernel will buffer your writes, so will likely already write much larger chunks to storage than the block size you specified in your program. S...

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