In my previous blog we have seen how to setup SDCARD with updated kernel using linux machine.

This is for all windows users who need to have updated kernel .

 

the kernel source is available here : https://github.com/embest-tech/linux-imx/tree/embest_imx_3.10.17_1.0.0_ga

Flashing OS binary in windows has been very simple, thanks to win32diskimager  which makes flashing look a piece of cake.

 

You need to download the fsl-image-fb-riotboard.sdcard image from below link.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nuhzba8uqpijenb/AACDed0Npf23zSqtwjmq5qQka

 

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Insert the SDCard, or if you have a microSD card you might want to use a USB card reader instead.

 

In Windows SDCARD  will look like:

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Note the drive letter (here E) of the SDCARD, we will be using this drive letter to flash OS image.

 

Next we need to download Win32diskimager.exe from

http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

 

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Click download to grab the Win32diskimager binary.

 

Unzip the bundle and click on Win32DiskImager.

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The Win32diskimager is mostly used to flash images to sdcards. It can be used to read back the OS images also.

 

Once opened it will display a box like this:

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Using the Folder Icon on that screen, locate the place to where we have downloaded the OS image .

Make sure you are using a SDCARD with atleast 4GB space. I am using a 8GB sdcard for this demonstration.

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It will show a window to select image,

In file types select all images (*.*).

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Point to the Image location.

Select image and click open.

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Once Image selected it will show like this

 

Next select the Device (Drive letter we earlier noted E)

 

 

CAUTION: be careful with drives, mistake in DRIVE LETTER can wipe out all your drive data.

 

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Click on Write button to start flashing image to sdcard.

 

 

Click Yes when asking for confirmation, ..

 

 

 

If you get below error you don’t have access/privileges.

 

 

You need to have administrative privileges to proceed.

 

You will get a progress bar while write operating is performed.

 

 

 

It will take few minutes to complete

 

Once completed ,  plug in the SDCARD to J6 in Riotboard.

 

Make sure the boot switch are in SDCARD mode before powering on.

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Once Powered on it will boot with Kernel 3.10.17 .

 

root@riotboard:~# uname -a

Linux riotboard 3.10.17_1.0.0_RIoTboard+g14571fa #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 4 09:49:22 CST 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux