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by RomanB
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian and XZ compression
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: Raspbian and XZ compression

Of course, these comments do make sense, but the users that don't care won't care about the change. On Windows, ideally, everything would be moved to a tool that supports compressed images, which is even better because you don't have to uncompress and then fire up Win32DiskImager -- two actions woul...
by RomanB
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian and XZ compression
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Raspbian and XZ compression

Hello, I wonder why Raspbian is still using basic zip as a compression tool to distribute the images to user. I've been doing some research recently on optimizing the set of XZ options for different firmware images and was able to cut down the size of Raspbian from current 1471 MB to 965 MB (actuall...
by RomanB
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Clone multiple SD cards
Replies: 6
Views: 3796

Re: Clone multiple SD cards

This can be helpful, if you're on Windows https://github.com/RomanBelkov/DiskImager/releases.

This is a utility I found on GitHub and added ability to write on multiple SD. I've managed to write 1.5 GB firmware (pure .img) to 4 SD cards inserted in one hub in 5 minutes
by RomanB
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Copy image to multiple SD Cards.
Replies: 21
Views: 34970

Re: Copy image to multiple SD Cards.

Hi!

If you're on Windows, you can use this small utility https://github.com/RomanBelkov/DiskImager/releases to write on multiple SD cards.

I have tested it writing to 4 SD simultaneously, seems fine.

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