USBImager is a really simple GUI application that writes disk images to SD cards or USB drives. It also can be used to create SD card backups. Available platforms: Windows, MacOSX and Linux. It’s interface is as simple as it gets, totally bloat-free. StepsStep 1 - Insert SD card Insert SD card into PC. Step 2 - Ignore all warnings Danger Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug in your SD card.
Info The download process can vary depending on the operating system and web browser used on your computer.
StepsStep 1 Go to the piCorePlayer Downloads web page—go to Downloads. Step 2 Click on the piCorePlayer X.X.X - 32-bit Kernel link to begin download. Step 3 (optional) Wait for the download to begin—depends on browser. Step 4 (optional) Click on the [Save] or [Save as] button if prompted—depends on browser. Step 5 Wait for the download to complete—about 20 or 30 seconds depending on your internet speed.
This “getting started” will show you how to get a basic player up and running on your Raspberry Pi using piCorePlayer. By default, if you:
are using a wired ethernet are using DHCP have an existing and functioning LMS server are using a Raspberry Pi with a Headphones jack, then piCorePlayer will just work through the Headphones jack on the Raspberry Pi without any user setup. It will appear on your Logitech Media Server (LMS) as a Squeezelite player called piCorePlayer.
There are many methods of creating a piCorePlayer SD card. For WindowsYou can use your favourite method or use one of the following:
USBImager Win32 Disk Imager Raspberry Pi Imager For LinuxYou can use your favourite method or use one of the following:
USBImager - GitLab Using dd command Raspberry Pi Imager For Mac OSXYou can use your favourite method or use one of the following:
USBImager - GitLab ApplePi-Baker Raspberry Pi Imager More information RPF - Installing Operating System Images eLinux - RPi Easy SD Card Setup Win32 Disk Imager - Sourceforge USBImager - GitLab ApplePi-Baker Raspberry Pi Imager Raspberry Pi Imager - Downloads SD Card Formatter Can't see the boot partition Can't see the root partition
This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). StepsStep 1 Insert SD card into PC. Step 2 Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk. Danger Never format the SD card even if prompted.
Danger Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug your SD card in.
Boot consoleStep 1Look at the boot console.
The IP address will be displayed at the end of the boot process.
IP scannerStep 1Use an IP scanner on your computer.
RouterStep 1Check your router to see what IP address has been assigned.
DHCP on your router will have assigned an IP address from the defined DHCP range.
Check your router manual for instructions.
More information Advanced IP Scanner - Windows nmap - Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
Step 1 Danger Make sure you know what your doing here. dd can write to any device and wipe out your hard disk in a second!
Depending on your system, finding the card device can use different tools.
Use lsblk or blkid to identify your device. Typically /dev/sd? or /dev/mmcblk?.
Run the command before and after inserting SD card.
Step 2Using lsblk, type:
In this case, the card is located at /dev/sdf.
Build a Squeezebox Player using a Raspberry Pi and Squeezelite, using the piCorePlayer image, which comes complete with OS and libraries. Info Raspberry Squeezie was one of the first tutorials describing how to put a piCorePlayer together. Unfortunately it is no longer available so I found a copy on the WayBack Machine and reproduced it here. I couldn’t find any contact details for the original author so its reproduced without permission.
config.txt is found on piCorePlayer’s boot partition /mnt/mmcblk0p1
By default, after booting, the boot partition is unmounted. So to edit config.txt, you must first mount the boot partition, then edit using vi.
Warning You must reboot piCorePlayer after changing config.txt to activate changes.
Longhand method—using standard Linux commandsStepsStep 1 Access piCorePlayer via ssh—see Access piCorePlayer via ssh. Step 2 $ mount /mnt/mmcblk0p1 Step 3 $ cd /mnt/mmcblk0p1 Step 4 $ vi config.
piCorePlayer has ssh active by default. This means you can access piCorePlayer from any computer on the network with an ssh client. From the command lineStepsStep 1 Type ssh user@<IP address> at the command prompt.
$ ssh email@example.com
Step 2 The first time you access the remote computer, type yes to establish host authenticity. The authenticity of host '<IP address> (<IP address>)' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Oj3eagEfJYeltdxRbmNsVmqPDF4SO4m7KmVl8+3KB5A.
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