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Belcarra Overo DEMO Project

Preparing a Micro-SD Memory Card for use with Gumstix COM

This document describes how to partition, format, and copy files to a 4GB Micro-SD memory card for use in a Gumstix for the Belcarra Overo DEMO project.

General note:  User input is shown in bold face non-italic type.

Required equipment:
  • A Linux-based PC - any distribution should work.  The machine used in this example is running Ubuntu 10.04.  RedHat systems will work with no changes to the commands you will need to use.
    NOTE: If you are a “regular” user then “sudo” will need to be set up so that you can obtain “root” permissions.
  • A suitable SD card or Micro-SD card reader/writer which plugs into a USB port.
  • A Micro-SD card (with SD adapter) 4GB in size.  This example uses a Kingston Technology card, other makes should work as well.
Insert the Micro-SD card into the reader/writer - you may have to use the SD card adapter. There are Micro-SD card readers/writers available.  Use one of those if you have access to one.

Insert the SD/Micro-SD card reader/writer into a USB port on the PC.

If your Linux machine mounts partitions automatically (as on an Ubuntu system) any partition(s) on the Micro-SD card will be mounted.  Use the “mount” command to show what’s on 

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