4phoenix
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Etcher for Raspberry Pi, no more need a PC for flash!

Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:39 pm

Now you can install etcher on Pi :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1734745926585704/

Search etcher and you will see a video and the link for download, work fine. Salvador Liébana port etcher to Raspberry Pi no more PC needed!


Salvador Liébana video etcher:
https://youtu.be/tKbH6CEgtU0

fbe
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Re: Etcher for Raspberry Pi, no more need a PC for flash!

Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:26 pm

A PC was never needed to flash a Raspian image if you have a running Raspbian and a card reader or a USB MSD and one of the RPi models that can boot from it. But PC often have USB3 ports, that can save a lot of time when copying gigabytes.
If you are comfortable with USB2 speed you could use lsblk to identify your target device, if needed unmount it and then run something like:

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unzip -p 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch.zip 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch.img | sudo dd of=/dev/sd{x}
instead (replace sd{x} by your device, e.g. sda).

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Re: Etcher for Raspberry Pi, no more need a PC for flash!

Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:24 pm

You can also flash an SD card direct on your android phone :
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=170856
Android app - Raspi Card Imager - download and image SD cards - No PC required !

W. H. Heydt
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Re: Etcher for Raspberry Pi, no more need a PC for flash!

Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:02 pm

fbe wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:26 pm
But PC often have USB3 ports, that can save a lot of time when copying gigabytes.
:-) Another point in favor of having USB 3 on a future Pi...

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Re: Etcher for Raspberry Pi, no more need a PC for flash!

Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:39 pm

I still think that just copying the file to the device is a better and easier way in Linux (on the RPi). I usually use dd for this purpose.

I just wish there were as simple of a way to do it from RISC OS (though I will settle with a good method from AROS once we have a usable native stand alone version of AROS).
RPi = The best ARM based RISC OS computer around
More than 95% of posts made from RISC OS on RPi 1B/1B+ computers. Most of the rest from RISC OS on RPi 2B/3B/3B+ computers

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