Remus66 wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 7:26 pm
It tells you to use 'Etcher'. Stupid question, can I use Etcher on the Pi itself, or do I have to plug the mSATA into my Windows PC or something to image it?
As noted above, its dead easy on the Pi as it runs Linux.
You can use etcher on the Pi but I never do, the "cp" command (simplest) or "dd" do the job fine, no need for any software to be installed, and don't need a GUI. You are simply copying a file!
You just need (assuming it is /dev/sda - check carefully):-
sudo cp 2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch.img /dev/sda
For "dd" replace the "cp" with:
sudo dd if=2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch.img of=/dev/sda bs=1M
Or you could unzip direct to the device.
You can verify your download with: