Problem making SD card
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(06-08-2016, 09:54 PM)Tam Dl Wrote: I have a 10 speed SD card 32gig.  I went to the Pine Wiki and tried to download the 32G version of remix.  That file appears to be larger than the usable space on a 32G card.  Should I therefor try the 16G version?  What is going on here, what good is a 32G memory card that is already filled with 32G of stuff?  Ofcourse I can download the file to my hard drive, though for some reason it isn't too thrilled with that process either.  Why is the image needed so big?  I thought android was an efficient OS?  If it is just mapping the card for 32 gigs worth, why is the file to do that so large?

I haven't installed software as an image file before, I guess I will google that to see what it means, but so far it seems like a far larger pain than the good old days of feeding in 12 floppies.  The file is slow to download, requires a 50 dollar program to uzip. is slow to unzip, and requires another program to burn the image.  Selling pre burned cards as raspberry did might have been ab additional income stream and saved a lot of time for the developers.

I am keeping in mind this is the Remix OS, not the Pine 64.  Have the hardware all ready to go, but the software is a pain.  And I haven't even run into the bugs phase yet.

The actual image that is burned is much smaller than 32GB, around 460MB to just over 1GB, depending on which image is burned. 

Also, you shouldn't need to spend any money on unzipping software. You can use the trial version of WinRAR for as long as you like, and there are many free unzipping alternatives out there. 

Pre-burned cards were indeed available as options via Backerkit.

As for the RemixOS images on the wiki, some clarification is needed. 

"Setup Info
  1. Use Winrar to extract the img file form the archive

  2. Use Allwinner PhoenixCard Bootable SD-Card Creator to create the bootable SD Card"
This is what it says at the bottom of the RemixOS section of the software download page on the wiki. Please note, only the image labelled as 'Phoenix Card image' should be burned with the PhoenixCard software. All other available images (8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB) should be burned either with Win32DiskImager (free software) on Windows, or via the dd terminal command on Linux-based machines and Macs. This misinformation on the wiki needs to be corrected.

You may want to test your microSD card prior to attempting to load an operating system onto it. Some cards misreport the actual size of the storage space available on the card. Software to test your microSD is available here.


Messages In This Thread
Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-08-2016, 09:54 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-08-2016, 10:33 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-09-2016, 01:36 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-09-2016, 12:24 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by NexusDude - 06-12-2016, 07:24 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-14-2016, 01:09 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by NexusDude - 06-17-2016, 10:50 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-14-2016, 12:19 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-14-2016, 04:23 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by pfeerick - 06-14-2016, 02:38 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-14-2016, 02:58 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by pfeerick - 06-19-2016, 07:48 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by g_t_j - 06-14-2016, 06:53 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-17-2016, 10:55 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-18-2016, 12:21 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-18-2016, 01:15 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by willyfog - 06-19-2016, 01:50 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-19-2016, 03:59 PM

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