2.7. Prepare SD card

  1. Download latest HAMlab OS Image File

  2. Unzip

  3. Select your operating system and follow the instructions:

2.7.1. Windows

  1. Insert SD card into your PC or SD card reader.
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  1. Download Win32 Disk Imager to your Desktop and unzip it.
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  1. Open unzipped folder, right-click on the WinDisk32Imager, and select ‘Run as Administrator’.
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  1. Under image file box select unzipped HAMlab OS image file.
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  1. Under device box select the drive letter of the SD card.
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Note

Be careful to select the correct drive; if you choose the wrong one you risk erasing data from the computer’s hard disk! You can easily see the drive letter (for example E:) by looking in the left column of Windows Explorer.

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  1. Click Write and wait for the write to complete.
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  1. Exit the Imager.
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2.7.2. Linux

  1. Insert SD card into your PC or SD card reader.
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  1. Run Disks application to format the SD card.
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  1. Open the Terminal and check the available disks with “df -h”. Our SD card is 4GB and mounted to /dev/sdb
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  1. Unmount the SD card with “umount /dev/sdbN” (make sure you replace N with the right number).
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  1. Write the image to the SD card with the following command : dd if=image_file of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

Note

Replace the red_pitaya_image_file with the name of the unzipped Red Pitaya SD Card Image and /dev/device_name is replaced with the path to the SD Card, usually it will be /dev/sdb.

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  1. Wait until the process has finished.
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2.7.3. MacOS

  1. Insert SD card into your PC or SD card reader.
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  1. Download Apple Pi Baker and unzip it.
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  1. Press “crtl” key and click on ApplePi-Baker icon, then click Open in order to run it.
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  1. Enter your admin password and click OK.
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  1. Select SD card drive. This can be recognized by the size of the card that is 4GB.
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  1. Select HAMlab OS image file.
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  1. Click “Restore Backup” button in order to write image to SD card.
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  1. It’s coffee time, application will show you Estimated Time for Accomplishment.
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  1. When operation is completed click “OK” and quit ApplePi-Baker.
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FAQ: How to install HAMlab OS on MAC not using ApplePiBaker?

  1. Now you have a brand new Micro SD card with latest HAMlab OS. Insert it into HAMlab with contacts facing up.

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  2. Power on Power Supply

  3. Turn HAMlab ON by shortly pressing Power Button

Note

You can also use cross platform Etcher for burning your SD Card.