PJ – Installing Image on your SD Card

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Here are the steps for installing an image on your SD card for booting Linux on the PJ Adapter:

  1. Get the image file if you haven’t done so. Image files can be found here.
  2. Unzip the image if necessary.
  3. Download and Install Win32DiskImager. The software download page can be found here. The rest of this install guide assumes you have it installed and will be using it to create your boot SD card.
  4. Insert the SD card into your SD card reader. You can use the SD card slot if you have one, or an SD adapter in a USB port. Note the drive letter assigned to the SD card. You can see the drive letter in the left hand column of Windows Explorer, for example G:
  5. Run the Win32DiskImager utility from your desktop or menu.
  6. Select the image file you extracted earlier.
  7. In the device box, select the drive letter of the SD card. Be careful to select the correct drive: if you choose the wrong drive you could destroy the data on your computer’s hard disk! If you are using an SD card slot in your computer, and can’t see the drive in the Win32DiskImager window, try using an external SD adapter.
  8. Click ‘Write’ and wait for the write to complete.
  9. Exit the imager and eject the SD card.
  10. Put the card into the Raspberry Pi and connect the Raspberry Pi to the PJ board.
  11. Let it boot. If nothing shows up on your monitor’s screen, check the Raspberry Pi activity lights and your voltages.
  12. First boot will resize your partitions to fill the remainder of the SD card. The Raspberry Pi will restart immediately after. This is normal.
  13. Once the Emulation Station menus appear, you can upload your ROMs to the image. The guide for this can be found here.