[TriLUG] Create EXT3 compact flash devices from Windows
stephen at stephenbryant.net
Wed May 27 07:19:27 EDT 2009
You might try dd for Windows <http://www.chrysocome.net/dd> or Image Writer
for Windows <http://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/>.
From: "Rodney Radford" <rradford at mindspring.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:34 AM
To: <trilug at trilug.org>
Subject: [TriLUG] Create EXT3 compact flash devices from Windows
> As part of my $WORK, I build embedded devices based on Linux, and in the
> current system, the user can update the firmware by swapping in a new
> compact flash card. All that works great as long as I can send the
> customer the CF in the mail.
> However, one of the requirements is to allow the customer to download an
> EXT3 image file and copy it to a new CF image through a USB/CF adapter.
> This is trivial in Linux - just a dd - but the problem is that the
> customers are primarily using Windows based system and could care less
> that Linux exists on that embedded hardware they are using.
> I know one option is to ship out a Knoppix CD that the customer can insert
> into his Windows PC, boot it, and have it create the CF (possibly even
> having it automatically 'phone home' to see what updates are available).
> However, I was wondering if there was any other options - specifically,
> something like RAWRITE that can run directly on the Windows box. This
> would allow them to simply download the .img file, even download the
> utility, and then run the utility to create the CF. This seems like
> something that would be possible, but my google searches are coming up
> Any thoughts?
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