Image Writer for Windows

writing a raspberry pi image to sd card

Asked by Gwyn Arrowsmith on 2012-12-31

I've just got a raspberry pi and I'm trying to create an sd card with the wheezy image - how do i do it?

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2013-01-10
Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #1

The program couldn't be simpler to use (well, it can, and I'm working towards this).

To start, download the program and unzip it (yea, need an installer - working on it). Then, in the directory you unzipped it to, double click the Win32DiskImager.exe. Once it comes up, click on the folder icon and select the raspberry pi image file you downloaded (make sure it is unzipped - yet another future feature to work on). Then select the drive in the drop down window to the right and select the SD card (Windows will detect it and assign it a drive letter). Then, click on write and watch the progress bar. Note that some systems do cached writes to SD, so give it a second or two after the program finishes to remove the card.

That's it.

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