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Post by pieterjouke »

Hi everyone,

My name is Pieter Jouke. 46 years old. I know next to nothing about computers and coding, so I thought I'd give this a try. My daily driver is a MacBookPro. Looking forward to asking (maybe a bit stupid) questions...


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Post by Colin »

HI all I'm a 61yo Brit now living in the USA. My dayjob is developing new medicines (and yes I am working on a COVID therapy albeit several years out) and I am a total newbe to all things Raspberry and anything outside MS Windows.

Needing stimulation in lockdown beyond staring out the window between Zoom calls, I backed CrowPi2 to learn Python and what the RPi can do. It arrived last week and I already screwed it up!

System boots up to a standard looking desktop and not the CrowPi2 screen. Am in contact with Elecrow Tech support and they recommended downloading the updated .IMG file. Did that BUT have no idea what to do with it. Did I mention newbe?

Looking at a couple of online resources I should have copied the System file! Didn't do that.


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Post by g7jjf »

Hi Colin and welcome to the board !

In answer to your question about the IMG file, you need to write this to your SD card.

First of all, take the SD card out of your Raspberry Pi and put in into your computer using a suitable adapter if needed.

To write the image to the SD card, you can use the Pi imager software available from https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/

Once you have downloaded and installed the imager_1.5.exe software, run the program and you should see something like :

imager.jpg (31.48 KiB) Viewed 625 times

Select 'Choose OS' and scroll to the bottom of the list where you can pick a custom IMG file. Select the IMG file you have previously downloaded.

Then click the 'Choose SD Card' option and select your SD card. Mine shows :

pic1.jpg (24.68 KiB) Viewed 625 times

FInally, click the Write button to write the image to your SD card. Once this has finished, put the SD card back in your Raspberry Pi, reboot, and all should be fine.

If not, come back here with your results.

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Post by Colin »

Jon - thanks - I burned the IMG file onto the SD card and my Boot issue is now fixed.

I now await a response from the Elecrow tech support to fix the random appearance of the letters A and I when typing - I just posted on this in Hardware issues.

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Post by slider »

I am an old fart trying to learn something new, and play some old time arcade games.

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