the piCorePlayer is awesome but I need to replace the uSD stick for a smaller one. Therefor I thought: make a backup, prepare a new uSD card and restore the backup.
Clicking Save to USB results in
Clicking Backup gives no errorsCode:piCorePlayer [ INFO ] Mounting /mnt/sda1... [ ERROR ] /mnt/sda1 has NOT mounted. [ ERROR ] Insert USB stick and try again.
But both seem to do nothing to a USB attached memory stick with ample space (8GB)
Is my approach right? Is there another way to copy the current image to another? Should I attempt a dd?
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Thread: piCorePlayer - Backup fails
2017-03-13, 10:52 #1
[SOLVED] piCorePlayer - Backup fails
Last edited by th00ht; 2017-03-13 at 11:35.
2017-03-13, 11:34 #2
Ok, I did a simple dd for the first couple of 800 64K blocks so it will cover most of the payload of the disk. Booting the new device worked fine.
dd if=/dev/<locationA> of=/dev/<locationB> bs=65k count=800
still not sure how the backup and Save to USB function are supposed to work.
2017-03-13, 11:58 #3
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So if you then boot a fresh copy of pCP with the USB inserted it should read the "newconfig.cfg" file so that you have e new pCP with your current setup. It is a way to update pCP via USB stick or to setup a piZero (without keyboard or connection).