Flashing to SD Card in Linux¶
Flashing Raw Firmware¶
There is currently no Linux release version of SDCard Installer yet.
You can use your favorite flashing tool like [Etcher], or use
First, plug in the SD card, and unmount it if it is automatically mounted by the file manager.
Then find the device file of the SD card by checking kernel log:
dmesg | tail
If the device file is
/dev/mmcblk0, use the
dd command to flash:
sudo dd if=/path/to/your/raw/firmware of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=notrunc
dd does not report the progress, we can use another tool
pv to do this job.
sudo apt-get install pv
pv to the pipe to report progress:
pv -tpreb /path/to/your/raw/firmware | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=notrunc
Flashing Rockchip Firmware¶
There are no tools available to flash the Rockchip format firmware to SD card in Linux.
You may extract the Rockchip format firmware, repack all the partition images into a raw format firmware, then use the method in the last section to proceed.