Flashing an SD card using Pinebook Pro? Konsole?
(12-06-2020, 01:07 AM)nightranger73 Wrote:
unxz imagefile.img.xz
sudo dd if=imagefile.img of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=1M status=progress conv=fsync

you can skip the first command if you already have an uncompressed img file
unxz command takes a bit of time and gives you no output so just wait for it to end.
Always double check your SD is mmcblk1 using lsblk since the mmc number may change using other distro

Thank you so much for your response.

So I chose the Manjaro ARM image from https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/st...07.img.xz/

Intially I tried putting the uncompressed file it into my SD card which is 29.7 GiB in order to decompress it but apparently the uncompressed file was too large for the sd card. So I then moved it to the desktop and on Konsole I CD into the desktop. I then ran the first command: unxz Manjaro-ARM-plasma-mobile-dev-pinephon

The file was able to decompress from here I was completely lost because it was in the desktop and not the SD card so I tried moving the uncompressed image from the desktop to the SD card manually via a drag and drop and got this error


Cannot transfer ‘file:///run/media/sanjevr/6534-6132/Manjaro-ARM-plasma-mobile-dev-pinephone-201107.img’ because it is too large. The destination filesystem only supports files up to 4GiB


So am I just supposed to CD into my SD card and how would I move it from the desktop to the SD card?

I am confused as to where I went wrong? Also how can the img be too large I thought my SD card was 29.7 GiB I don't get it.

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RE: Flashing an SD card using Pinebook Pro? Konsole? - by SanjevR - 12-08-2020, 01:56 PM

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