[USRP-users] Problem burning image to SD card for E312

Anon Lister listeranon at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 16:37:52 EST 2017


Make sure to run sync after to dd.

Also curious as to reason for the recommendation against dd?

On Nov 16, 2017 12:35 PM, "Philip Balister via USRP-users" <
usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:

> Try bmaptool. dd is a bad idea, yeah I killed my hard drive once.
>
> https://wiki.gnuradio.org/index.php/Copy_an_image_file_to_the_SD_card
>
> The might even be package with Ubuntu. After writing, re-insert the card
> in the writer and see if it mounts the partitions.
>
> Philip
>
> On 11/16/2017 10:54 AM, Mann, John - 0662 - MITLL via USRP-users wrote:
> > Running Ubuntu 16 on my host computer...
> >
> > I downloaded the image from:
> >
> > http://files.ettus.com/e3xx_images/e3xx-release-4/ettus-
> e3xx-sg3/http://files.ettus.com/e3xx_images/e3xx-release-
> 4/ettus-e3xx-sg3/sdimage-gnuradio-dev.direct.xz
> >
> > Then I decompressed the xz file using xzdec:
> >
> > xzdec sdimage-gnuradio-dev.direct.xz >> sdimage-gnuradio-dev.direct
> >
> > And burned the sd image using the dd command:
> >
> > sudo dd if=sdimage-gnuradio-dev.direct of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1M
> >
> > The dd command apparently finishes without error after about 10 minutes,
> and I can see flashing lights on the SD card USB adapter, so I'm pretty
> sure it is getting written to the correct place.
> >
> > But the card does not work in the E312.  When I turn it on, the 4 LEDs
> next to the Tx/Rx ports light up, but there is no activity on the console
> window.  I have another SD card that boots up fine, so I know the E312 is
> fine.  There is clearly something wrong with the SD card.  When I plug the
> old working card into my Ubuntu host machine, I can actually see the files
> on the card.  When I plug the newly burned card back into the Ubuntu
> machine, I see nothing.
> >
> > Any idea what I am doing wrong?
> >
> > John Mann
> > MIT Lincoln Laboratory
> >
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