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    [SOLVED] piCorePlayer - Backup fails

    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
    Code:
     piCorePlayer
    
    [ INFO ] Mounting /mnt/sda1...
    
    [ ERROR ] /mnt/sda1 has NOT mounted.
    
    [ ERROR ] Insert USB stick and try again.
    Clicking Backup gives no errors

    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?
    Last edited by th00ht; 2017-03-13 at 11:35.

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    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.
    Code:
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by th00ht View Post
    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.
    Code:
    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.
    The "save to USB" approach is not going to backup your piCorePlayer image. It is simply a method to save your config file with the new name: newconfig.cfg on the USB stick.

    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).
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

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