Flash SD Card with Linux Image Print


The below instructions describe how to flash a micro SD card with a Linux image suitable for running on the i.MX 8M Mini kit, and prepare the kit for booting from that card.

Instructions on building Linux images for i.MX 8M Mini kit can be found at the following page: https://nxp.gitbook.io/8mmnavq/navq-developer-guide/building-a-linux-image-for-navq.

When the build is complete the result image will be located at the following path in the Yocto build directory tmp/deploy/images/8mmininavq/.

Locate the image, which has the imx-image-hovergames-demo-imx8mmnavq.wic.bz2 name and decompress it:

bzip2 -dk imx-image-hovergames-demo-imx8mmnavq.wic.bz2

Insert a suitable SD card into a host PC, and write the decompressed image into it:

dd if=imx-image-hovergames-demo-imx8mmnavq.wic of=/dev/sdd bs=1M status=progress

Setup the boot switches on the i.MX 8M Mini kit for booting from the SD card:

Insert the flashed SD card and power on the board.