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Re: Latest RaspberryPI image

On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 05:47:33PM -0700, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Lloyd Parkes
> <lloyd%must-have-coffee.gen.nz@localhost> wrote:
> > It would be nice if the 2GB images that various people are making were less 
> > than two billion bytes long. I have a 2GB SD card that is 2GB measured with 
> > vendor GB rather than real GB and I find it a bit irksome that every time I 
> > download an image I still can't use my 2GB card.
> I respectfully agree. I have a 2GB card that has this problem.
> I ended up formatting the card manually, then mounting the image and
> copying everything over. It works, but it's extra effort.

Since AFAIK the Raspberry doesn't need bootloader code in hardcoded sectors
at the start of disk and loads its boot code from the first (FAT) partition,
why is everybody distributing binary images? A .tar.bz should do as well,
if you have a suitable host OS to initialize & format the SD card (I do
realize that building a NetBSD compatible SD card under, say Windows, might
be a non-trivial matter).

Kind regards,
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
 looks like work."                                      -- Thomas A. Edison

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