If you are running Linux then you can use the dd command to make a full backup of the image:
dd if=/dev/sdx of=/path/to/image
or for compression:
dd if=/dev/sdx | gzip > /path/to/image.gz
Where sdx is your SD card.
To restore the backup, you reverse the commands:
dd if=/path/to/image of=/dev/sdx
or when compressed:
gzip -dc /path/to/image.gz | dd ...
I found a rare gem of a tutorial while trying to find updates for the RISC OS distribution for the RPi. It goes in-depth on how to emulate the RPi in Windows using QEMU. The tutorial is also generous enough to provide a link to the Win32 binary for QEMU. I plan on following this tutorial myself when I find the time.
No. At this point in time, Windows cannot be installed on the Raspberry Pi.
Windows is designed for the x86 and x86-64 architectures (32 and 64 bit architecture respectively).
The RPi has an ARM architecture, which is incompatible.
Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 will ship a version that supports Raspberry Pi 2.
Besides those block-level backups, there are two common approaches to deal with the sources: to archive it continuously (1), or to use the revision control system (2).
We are going to use the command-line (any local terminal or SSH connection to a Raspberry Pi machine), right?
tar czvf your-raspberry-project-top-level-dir-v1.0.tgz ...
On the Mac you don't want to be using /dev/diskn. You should use /dev/rdiskn instead, where n is the number the OS uses to identify your SD card. This decreases the time required to copy by a huge amount.
So for the optimal backup process on a Mac, I would recommend doing the following:
Run diskutil list, and find the disk corresponding to your Raspberry ...
You can run this command from your Linux PC with lots of space:
ssh root@raspberrypi gzip -c /dev/mmcblk0 > img.gz
As a prerequisite you'll need to have generated .ssh keys and copied the id_XXX.pub over to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys.
It's possible to have issues with the file system since it's a live backup, but if your Raspberry Pi isn't real busy it ...
How To Geek has a good article that covers this issue. In a nutshell .local domains are self-reported by each host (via Multicast DNS), and other machines on the network have to listen for them. Windows comes with such a service (LLMNR) however it's non-standard and therefore doesn't work terribly well. Instead you should install Apple's Bonjour service (...
No, it won't run on Pi Zero. It's because of the hardware. The Pi zero and the first-generation Pis (BCM2835) use ARMv6. The Pi2 (BCM2836) uses ARMv7.
Windows 10 IoT Core needs ARMv7.
If I'm going to explain it to a layman, I'll say "The CPU is different".
If you are using Windows:
Download Win32 Disk Imager.
Create the file path you wish to use to save your image. (I use C:\RasPi_Bkp)
Run Win32 Disk Imager
Browse to your backup file path spot, and type a file name.
Make sure the device shown in the drop down to the right of your file path is the one you want to back up.
Bochs can emulate x86. "thekeywordgeek" already beat me to it and has no trouble running any applications compared to DOSBox.
DOSBox has a limit of 64 MB. It can run Windows 95 but it's unusable. After booting ,I can't even open start menu or explorer.
mount c ~
imgmount a w95.img
Qemu might be a ...
TL;DR Yes it is possible to virtualize Windows XP on an ARM device such as Raspberry Pi.
For anyone saying that this isn't possible needs to re-evaluate what "possible" means. Just because it hasn't been done yet (which it has), it's not appropriate to say it's impossible. In fact, it's generally never a good idea to claim something as impossible.
try reversing the slashes and pointing to the root mnt folder
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD //192.168.2.12/TestShare /mnt/
if your password or username contains special characters try simplifying them.
There is a very nice raspberry pi forum posting about "Emulating Raspberry Pi in Windows the easy way". Somebody all ready did all the work to make raspberry pi emulation in Windows as simple as possible. The instructions are
download a zip from sourceforge
Unzip the file when it finishes downloading.
Inside the folder you should find a run.bat file which ...
If you are just looking to test the whole code and not worry about the actual pins (as windows machines don't have GPIO), then you can fake it.
First, in your main python source directory, create a directory named "RPi". In that folder, put an empty text file named __init__.py. This lets python know the folder "RPi" is a package. Also in that folder put a ...
Windows 8 will have an ARM version known as "WinRT" so the question isn't quite as outlandish as it might seem. But it RasPi uses an earlier ARM version than that targeted by WinRT (technologically the RaspPi isn't anywhere leading edge - one reason for the price), so it will not run WinRT.
Also even if the ARM architectures matched, I suspect WinRT would ...
Raspberry changed something since November 2016
here is the noob instruction to get this problem fixed
1) Choose first 'update'
2) In advanced options -> expand_root file system
3) interfacing options -> ssh [enable]
4) change_locale [your country-UTF8]
and if you still here, it's good to change the timezone as well
There is no requirement to use the tool provided by the SD Association. Formatting the card in Windows using the Windows formatter may also work.
However, there is a strong recommendation to use the tool. At least for SD, SDHC and/or SDXC cards. Different OSes and different formatting tools may have varying ideas about how to format an SD-card, many of ...
I run Raspbian and use dd and cron to do automated backups of my SD card to my external USB drive.
It is a really simple solution. It runs once a week at 2 am on a Monday morning and makes an image of the SD card.
I wrote a script which shuts down services such as lighttpd and cron, to minimise the risk of the SD card being written to in the middle of ...
If your programs are all in the pi userid, there's really no reason to back up the entire filesystem, as is being suggested. what I do is to just back up the single id. I run the command:
tar -czf pi.tgz *
from pi's home directory, which creates the file pi.tgz, containing all the files and directories contained there (excluding hidden files). I then scp ...
Under Windows, all you will be able to see is the /boot partition, which is in the MS-DOS VFAT format. Raspbian uses a different file system format for its system files. Here's the (edited) output of df -h on my Raspberry Pi:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 30G 13G 15G 47% /
/dev/root 30G 13G 15G 47% /
How I did it
Followed the instructions from several websites.
1) Firstly, Grab the "Services for unix for windows" from : http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=274
2) Do a custom install, selecting only
NFS -> Server for NFS
Authentication tools for NFS -> User ...
A couple of things to try:
Are you able to ping the Raspberry Pi from the windows machine, open a command prompt and enter ping 192.168.0.198 (but with the IP address you are using for SSH), if you get replies the connection is good, if not there is a networking problem preventing SSH working
Did you set-up SSH using raspi-config, or did you set it up ...
I chose x64 for phone
Nope. The pi is not an x86-64 machine. Microsoft has not released a version for the pi yet, but has expressed the intention of doing so. [Later: They have now, follow that same link.]
In other words, you will just have to wait. Note there will likely not be a GUI desktop; it will be some sort of headless "embedded" OS.
Nope, because Windows isn't compiled for ARM (and not being open source, you can't do it yourself.)
Yes, Windows 8 is apparently going to have an ARM version, though I seriously doubt it will work for a few main reasons:
Drivers for all the components would have to be written, licensed and released
I seriously doubt Windows 8 will run at all with 256MB RAM
At least with the Raspberry Pi 3 (didn't try with a 2 and a WiFi dongle) and a Mac is easy:
Configure your Raspberry Pi to connect your hotspot (I have two
different WLAN blocks, one for the WiFi at home, the other for the
Enable the hotspot on your android device and
switch on your Pi (plug the USB power cable in)
Connect your Mac
to the ...