Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

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plooterman
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Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by plooterman » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:29 pm

Hi,
Just looking for confirmation that an image of a Raspberry Pi boot SD card is likely to work. I have already created the backup image in device mode but clearly have no way of testing currently. Windows does not recognise the image when mounted using VirtualClone Drive (presumably because it contains unrecognisable partitions).

My understanding is that USBIT is filesytem agnostic & therefore should work. Here is a link to an image of the card partition layout:

http://toolkit.tonidoid.com/app/webshar ... 663259082/

Thank you in advance.

Alex
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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by Alex » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:36 pm

Well, the link is currently down. Unfortunately, I don't have an Raspberry Pi, so I can't confirm the image working. Some guys playing arround with that device use USB Image Tool to write it to the SD cards, so maybe that is how you got to this forum. Perhaps I will get one for myself, it looks interesting.

djuwhite
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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by djuwhite » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:04 am

I've tried using USB Image Tool to save the Raspberry Pi SD to an img file on an NTFS partition. It happily images the 57 MB FAT partition, but ignores the Linux partition (approximately 7 GB). Win32DiskImager does the same thing. If anyone has a working solution please let us know. Cheers David

Alex
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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by Alex » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:48 pm

Did you use device mode? Windows only recognizes the first partition on flash drives. In device mode you can backup the device regardless its partition data.

kangus
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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by kangus » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:19 pm

The Volume Mode is gray'ed out and I can't make the drop down work, how do I switch it to Device Mode?
I have a 4GB SD card and can backup the first part but not the unix part.

Alex
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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by Alex » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:13 pm

Right-click the exe, Run as admin. Please read FAQ first. I guess the next version will always ask for admin rights.

kangus
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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by kangus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:44 am

Left mouse click on USB Image Tool.exe, select Trouble Shoot Compatibility/Troubleshoot program Check the box next to The program requires additional permissions, click Next, Click start the program, click next, click Yes, save these settings for this program

writes 848,576KB before I get an ERROR 1117
Image on SD Card works without a problem

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Re: Create image of Raspberry Pi boot SD card

Post by Alex » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:38 pm

Error 1117 basically means io error, hinting there is something wrong with the flash drive or sd card.

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