PhatFil wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:43 am
etcher wants an image file so a quick google for how to create an image file from a SD card revelled under windows win32diskimager is the tool to use and under *nix the dd command in the format
dd should do it?
I tried that, did not work.
Additionally that does mostly not work that way
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dd if=/dev/sdc/ of=/home/sdcard.img
unless you have an external target that is big enough.
If you write the image on your own partition it will crash!
If you want to do it the right way, it is a bit more tricky:
First you need to optimize the partition and erase all unused space, unless your image will be much bigger than necessary.
Then you can dd that partition to another one
preferably piping the "of" through gzip.
But... been there, done that. It did not work.
Balena etcher accepts the file, but stays on Start forever...