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How to write the PiMP OS Image using Linux or Mac OSX
@eyaltoledano said in How to write the PiMP OS Image using Linux or Mac OSX:
Heads up, when specifying bs=4M I was being given
dd: bs: illegal numeric value
If you come across this issue, try using bs=4m (apparently capitalization mattered for me). This is confusing given melt's screenshot above uses 16M (and not 16m) but worth noting.
@eyaltoledano on mac it is a lowercase. On Linux it is a capital.
nicolman last edited by
nicolman last edited by
@melt I try this : ram@ram-desktop:~$ unzip pimp-2.5.1.zip
unzip: cannot find or open pimp-2.5.1.zip, pimp-2.5.1.zip.zip or pimp-2.5.1.zip.ZIP.
use ls and cd commands to find where you downloaded it?
Just guessing here.....
ls cd Downloads ls -l
nicolman last edited by melt
[customers directory output of their home dir redacted by pimp for privacy reasons, this was not a pimp rig]
Hello friend I did remove that information to protect your privacy. I did not see the pimp zip or img file in that folder.
You would have to find where you downloaded the zip file and go from there.
There was not a Downloads/ dir which is the usual spot. Check your own documentation for how to download and use files on your OS.
srvdplas last edited by
Hey guys, i get a black screen when attempting to boot into Ubuntu.. what should i do?
Is this the first time your booting with this image (i.e. new install), if so check uefi is enabled, onboard gpu disabled, and set to pcie from onboard graphics card (settings can be different depending on your motherboard manufacturer and model?), set to Gen 1 or 2, and make sure to hdmi is hooked up to the first pcie slot gpu (pcie slot closest to the cpu).
Also, have you made all the recommended changes to your motherboard bios settings, see article: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/9/setting-up-motherboards-for-mining
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Let us know how you get on.
For Mac OS users, this post maybe helpful re writing image via terminal using dd, and verifying image written correctly. If you prefer a gui instead then this post lists how to write image using Disk Utility gui: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-create-disk-image-on-mac-os-x-with-dd-command/
skypurple last edited by
MacOS Catalina user here: perfect install following this procedure:
download image to iMac
plug in Wavlink USB-C connected cloning dock (SSD in "Target" slot)
Initialise disk when MacOS recognised it was plugged in (disk was already formatted for ubuntu previous install 18.04)
Start up balenaEtcher imaging tool
drag .img pimp image to the Image side of the balenaEtcher tool
select the SSD, USB-C connected disk
Wait for it to finish
turn off dock
plug SSD into AMD GPU rig
connect from iMac via ssh to the rig once started.
paste the key at the prompt
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