Windows 10 IoT core – flash your image on Raspberry Pi 2

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Do you want to get hands-on with Windows IoT having a Raspberry Pi B Version 2 sitting around … BUT you failed to get the image flashed on to an SD Card while missing a physical machine running Windows 10? (an VM based Windows 10 will not allow you to flash the SD card)

windows 10 iot core flash your image on raspberry pi 2
Here is the solution:

Raspberry Pi 2 – Image: raspberrypi.org

Step 1

Download your preview image of Windows IoT (Windows_IoT_Core_RPI2_BUILD.zip)

if you don’t have it yet check: https://dev.windows.com/de-de/iot

Unzip it

unzip Windows_IoT_Core_RPI2_BUILD.zip

Step 2

run the converter:

python ffu2img.py Flash.ffu

(check your python release: python –version in my case: Python 2.7.6)

Input File: Flash.ffu
Output File: Flash.img
Block data entries begin: 0x600f8
Block data entries end: 0x79398
Block data chunks begin: 0x80000
6441 blocks, 824448kb written – Delay expected. Please wait.
Write complete.

Step 3

flash the new converted raw image to your SD Card (at least 8 GB)

sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk3s1

sudo dd bs=1m if=Flash.img of=/dev/rdisk3

7372+1 records in
7372+1 records out
7730495488 bytes transferred in 663.549779 secs (11650212 bytes/sec)

sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdisk3 

 

DONE

Now you can run your Windows IoT Raspberry Pi 2 – have fun!

Yes it boots up – don’t forget to hook up a wired network (WiFi is not supported as of today) and wait … Raspberry Pi will reboot automatically!

Follow the next steps as of the Windows IoT core instructions (this will work with an VM based image of your Windows 10 development environment)

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