Re: HamPi WAS: W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

Marty Hartwell

One advantage I saw was Balena Etcher can use the compressed file to convert and write to

the disk. Was handy for me on my Linux. I also have used unetbootin to write the Raspberry os

to the micro SD card.

Again choices we have choices.

Marty kd8bj

On 6/30/20 10:53 PM, John Nicholas wrote:
So what is the difference between dd on Linux and Balena Etcher?

W3DJS recommends Balena Etcher.   Is this because dd only works on Linux and he is working with people working on Mac or PC?


On Jun 30, 2020, at 8:34 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Just use dd on Linux to copy the .img file to the SD card. 

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 18:30 Bob Knight <bob@...> wrote:
It's executable as-is.


Takes a while to come up as it checks for updates and what not.


On 6/30/20 7:25 PM, chuck gelm wrote:
> I got: '
> Etcher for Linux x64 (64-bit) (AppImage)
> Linux
> x64
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 gelmce gelmce    91645506 Jun 22 09:18  
> balenaEtcher-1.5.100-x64.AppImage
> drwxr-xr-x 2 gelmce gelmce        4096 Jun 23 21:23 'HamPi v1.0 by W3DJS'
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 gelmce gelmce    91128472 Jun 30 21:05 
>   I do not know how to use or install 'balenaEtcher-1.5.100-x64.AppImage'.
> I have been using linux since 1993 and have never seen an '.AppImage' 
> file before.
> Help!
> Chuck

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