Latest SD image file for RP

I have uploaded my latest SD skeleton image file for the Raspberry Pi. Please not, this is for Woof developers, it does not contain Puppy!

Image file, compressed (2.2MB):


I have taken the time to write a very nice documentation page:

Posted on 7 Jul 2012, 10:25


Posted on 7 Jul 2012, 10:35 by BarryK
Optimise f.s. for Flash
Here is another interesting read:

Posted on 7 Jul 2012, 11:11 by technosaurus
compressed images
I seem to recall being able to get better img compression after mounting a filesystem and then
cat /dev/zero >mountpoint/tmp
#Zeroed bits compress better
rm mountpoint/tmp
umount mountpoint
(bz2 seemed to compress best on mostly empty filesystems)
... Should work on all except swap (you have to zero it out before mkswapping it)

Posted on 7 Jul 2012, 21:04 by BarryK
Re compressed image
I did that. My technique is to use 'dd'

# dd if=/dev/zero of=dummyfile
# sync
# rm dummyfile

This will create 'dummyfile' that fills all of the free memory space.

I think that the 'sync' is important, to ensure that the zeros are all flushed to the SD card before the file is deleted.