Yeah, it takes an hour (or more if your connection is slow). At least you can drive down to your favorite coffee store, and indulge yourself.
Now that everything looks OK, write the file to your SD Card.
If you are unsure, or don't understand these directions - STOP. If you are not careful, you will write a Zynq image to your PC hard drive. Your PC will not function properly after this, and your IT department should not blame me.
You can use a GUI, or DOS command line, what ever you prefer.
You will need:
Note: Although its name the Win32DiskImager works under Win 7/8.1 32/64 bit as well.
Then it's a simple matter of:
In the below instructions, you will see a:
RGETZ. This is my Windows username, unless you have the same username, this will be replaced with your username.
RGETZ-L05. This is my laptop name, unless you have the same, this will be replaced with your Windows PC name.
Then it's a a little more complicated matter of:
diskpart, to remove partition info.
C:\Users\RGETZ\Downloads\physdiskwrite-0.5.3-PhysGUI-bundle>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601 Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: RGETZ-L05 DISKPART>
DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 119 GB 0 B Disk 1 Online 7580 MB 0 B DISKPART>
DISKPART> select disk X Disk 1 is now the selected disk. DISKPART>X is a number 1 or 2 or higher which is your SD card you found above.
DISKPART> clean DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk. DISKPART>
DISKPART> exit Leaving DiskPart... C:\Users\RGETZ\Downloads\physdiskwrite-0.5.3-PhysGUI-bundle>
C:\Users\RGETZ\Downloads\physdiskwrite-0.5.3-PhysGUI-bundle>physdiskwrite.exe -u ..\2014_R2-2014_12_12.bin physdiskwrite v0.5.2 by Manuel Kasper <firstname.lastname@example.org> Searching for physical drives... Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive0: Windows: cyl: 15566 tpc: 255 spt: 63 Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive1: Windows: cyl: 966 tpc: 255 spt: 63 Which disk do you want to write? (0..1) 1 WARNING: that disk is larger than 2 GB! Make sure you're not accidentally overwriting your primary hard disk! Proceeding on your own risk... About to overwrite the contents of disk 1 with new data. Proceed? (y/n) y 3653238784/4096 bytes written in total C:\Users\RGETZ\Downloads\physdiskwrite-0.5.2-PhysGUI-bundle>
Using a computers built in SD-Card reader might interrupt physdiskwrite.exe with an Error. In such a case try an external SD-Cardreader.