So got already the first problem …

Using VMware and installed a Fedora image through it.

 

Every time I put in the my SD-Card –nothing is appearing, nothing at all.

Now in the manual I read to put unmount my device:

 

$ sudo umount /dev/sde1

 

http://gumstix.org/create-a-bootable-microsd-card.html

 

How come that I can`t even find sde1 in my dev-folder??

 

What should I do?

Is there any command with which I can get the SD-Card-Device?

 

Thank you.

Jenna

 

 

 

From: Ben Harrison [mailto:signup@loquerion.com]
Sent: Freitag, 19. August 2011 11:39
To: 'General mailing list for gumstix users.'
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Create a Bootable MicroSD Card on Windows

 

*cough*Ubuntu*cough* ;) ...just kidding, it’s personal preference mostly.

 

Do have a read about and look for people doing similar work to what you want to achieve. There are nuances and compatibility with different aspects of the build tools which don’t get on with different distros depending on what you’re doing. If you have no previous Linux experience, make your decision based on those...

 

From: Parekkattil, Jenna [mailto:jenna.parekkattil@sap.com]
Sent: 19 August 2011 10:23
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Create a Bootable MicroSD Card on Windows

 

I see, thank you Ben!

Going to try it with the virtual machine –fedora.

 

 

From: Ben Harrison [mailto:signup@loquerion.com]
Sent: Freitag, 19. August 2011 11:01
To: 'General mailing list for gumstix users.'
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Create a Bootable MicroSD Card on Windows

 

Hey Jenna,

 

Windows doesn’t natively give you enough control of the SD card file system to make a working bootable card.

 

If you want to make a bootable image, but only have a Windows machine with no option for getting a dedicated Linux box you can:

-Get a bootable Linux CD (Live CD, but this isn’t persistent and not much use for development)

-Use CygWin (A Linux abstraction layer like WINE in reverse, but this isn’t ideal)

-Install a virtual machine host like Virtual Box, then create a virtual Linux machine inside it (This is what I do)

 

If you want to develop for Gumstix, you are really going to need a Linux development computer at some stage... I’d suggest using Virtual Box, have a Google for it.

 

Ben

 

From: Parekkattil, Jenna [mailto:jenna.parekkattil@sap.com]
Sent: 19 August 2011 09:47
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Create a Bootable MicroSD Card on Windows

 

Dear Members, dear helpers,

 

I am trying to find a manual to create a bootable MicroSD Card on Windows?

I thought maybe you already got some information or a tutorial online about that, which I just can`t find.

Waiting desperately for an answer…

 

Greets,

Jenna