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USBImager

pCP Team 11 September 2021 pCP 8.0.0 Setup • How to

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.

Step 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.

  • Ignore Autoplay requests.
  • Ignore formatting requests.
  • Ignore anti-virus warnings.
  • Ignore backups requests.
  • Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk.

Windows Format Drive

Step 3 - Note the new drive letter
  • Note the new drive letter that has been created (ie. D:).
Step 4 - Start USBImager
  • Click [USBImager] button, icon or menu item.

USBImager - Blank

Step 5 - Select pCP Image
  • Select pCP Image File (ie. piCorePlayer6.1.0.img).

Win32 Disk Imager - Image File

Step 6 - Set Device
  • Carefully set Device to your SD card.
    • For example: D: [8.4 GiB] VID:03 SL08G (PCP_BOOT).
    • Note: the PCP_BOOT partition label if the SD card is being reused. A new SD card will have a blank label.
  Danger
Ensure you have your SD card selected. You can accidentally overwrite USB drive!

Win32 Disk Imager - Device

Step 7 - Write data on “Image file” to “Device”

  Warning
Ensure Target Device is correct.
  Warning
Ensure Target Device label is correct.

  • Write data on “Image file” to “Device”.
  • Click [Write].

Win32 Disk Imager - Write

Step 8 - Writing in progress
  • Writing in progress.

Win32 Disk Imager - In Progress

Step 9 - Writing
  • Writing should take from 4 to 24 seconds.
    • Exact time will depend on SD card quality.

Win32 Disk Imager - Complete

Step 10 - Exit
  • Click [X] to exit program.

Win32 Disk Imager - Exit

Step 11 - Remove SD card
  • Click [Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media].
  • Click [Eject SD Card].

Win32 Disk Imager - Eject SD card

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