Friday, March 24, 2017

How to write SD cards for the Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

from How to write SD cards for the Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
by Jessica

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Via opensource.com

Writing SD cards for the Raspberry Pi is something that every member of the Pi community has attempted. Some are old hats and tackle the task with aplomb, but for some it strikes fear into their hearts.

In this article, I look at two different ways to write an SD card. First using the latest application to offer a simple GUI, Etcher. Then, I take a look at dcfldd, a Linux terminal command that expands on the popular dd command and offers much more functionality.

Why did I choose these two applications? There are many options to use to write SD cards, such as NOOBS, Win32 DiskImager, dd, and the new SD card creation tool built into the Raspbian operating system. But the two that I have chosen for this post, not only offer an easy way to write an SD card, but these applications also provide extra features that are accessible to everyone.

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