How to copy the image file to an SD card

You will need to know the device name of the SD card, for example /dev/mmcblko, or /dev/sdb. If you are already running a Puppy Linux, this is easy, as the drives appear on the screen when you plug them in -- also, run "probedisk" in a terminal window to see exactly what drives are in your system.

This image file requires a 4GB SDHC card. Class 6 or higher is recommended. Cheaper cards that may be somewhat less than 4GB, although labeled as 4GB, should also be ok.

The example of the card being /dev/sdb is shown here -- be very careful, make sure you don't write to your hard drive! Also, make sure that you write to the entire drive, not a partition -- for example /dev/sdb1 is a partition on drive /dev/sdb.

...make sure card is not mounted!...

# unxz --stdout raspi-sd-4gb-sap6-5.105.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb
# sync

...always type "sync" afterward, before removing SD card.

Barry Kauler
July 19, 2012

If you are running MS Windows, there is a tool for copying an image file to an SD card, refer to raspberrypi website.