I am unable to reinstall Volumio on my flash card. Last time I installed was in windows.
I have tried DD method described… Not working.
I have tried unetbootin… Not working.
I also tried restore image with gnome-desk-utility… Not working.
None of these option works. Rasbperry wont even boot or read card.
You must be root to do this.
Can you describe the steps you perform in order to write the SD-card?
I usually do:
- sudo su
- put the SD-card in the linux-PC
- check if the card is automatically mounted with “df”, check for entries like /dev/mmcblk0p1, /dev/mmcblk0p2
- if mounted, unmount the the SD-card (e.g. umount /dev/mmcblk0p1; umount /dev/mmcblk0p2)
- if not mounted check with “lsblk” you should see the SD-card (mmcblk0) - if you cannot see the SD-card reinsert it and check again
- unzip the Volumio-image (unzip /path-to-mig-file/Volumio1.55PI.img.zip)
- write SD-card (dd if=//Volumio1.55PI.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=4M)
- sync data to SD-card (sync;sync)
- remove the SD0card and insert in the PI
this is usually enough to use the card to boot your PI with Volumio.
thanks for this. I did it previously in a similar way. I followed these steps. I also tested 3 differend sdcards to rule out card failure
Im running linux mint cinnamon 17.1
I redownloaded the image file as torrent, just in case and unzipped with root
The image is sucessfully written but none of the sdcards are still bootable. When i put the sdcards back in the PC Gparted says Unrecognized device. Something is wrong here, I dont even think boot partition is readable. Should i format the sdcard in some way before i write image? I usually clean up the unkown device and make a new partition table from scratch with gparted just to make sure that the disc is clean. Oh wait a minute… This is where I am doing it wrong. I actually create a new partition with gparted before writing image… I think I figured it out now! I was overdoing it! Thanks for your reply!
I just formated the SDcard with gparted. Left the sdcard unformated. Then ran
dd if=Volumio1.55PI.img of=/dev/sde bs=4M;sync;sync
Glad to hear that you’ve solved it !!