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== Installing an Pyramid image from a Windows box ==

If you are running Windows, you can use a utility from the [http://m0n0.ch/wall m0n0wall] project to read the compressed image and write it to a CF. You can do this as follows:

# Download the Pyramid image you need for your device from http://metrix.net/support/dist/ - look for downloads that end in `.img.gz`
# Download the CF writing utility from [http://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php]
# Unzip physdiskwrite
# Go to a cmd prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd)
# Enter the command, substituting the appropriate image filename for the example one below:

{{{
physdiskwrite pyramid-1.0b5-img.gz
}}}

Physdiskwrite will prompt you to choose the correct drive to write to. '''This is a good time to be paranoid.''' I first run the program with no CF installed, and then again with the CF. Then I can be sure I'm going to write to the correct card. For example, with no CF, my machine displays:

{{{
D:\bin>physdiskwrite pyramid-1.0b5-img.gz

physdiskwrite v0.5.1 by Manuel Kasper <mk@neon1.net>

Searching for physical drives...

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive0:
Windows: cyl: 19458
tpc: 255
spt: 63

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive1:
DeviceIoControl() failed on \\.\PhysicalDrive1.

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive2:
DeviceIoControl() failed on \\.\PhysicalDrive2.


Which disk do you want to write? (0..0) ^C
}}}

Use CTRL-C to exit physdiskwrite. Then insert the CF. My display changes to:

{{{
Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive0:
Windows: cyl: 19458
tpc: 255
spt: 63

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive1:
DeviceIoControl() failed on \\.\PhysicalDrive1.

Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive2:
Windows: cyl: 7
tpc: 255
spt: 63
}}}

Drive 2 has changed now that it has a 64MB CF card inserted. Go ahead and enter the number for your drive (2 in this case), confirm the write with 'y' and you should see similar output to this:

{{{
Which disk do you want to write? (0..2) 2
About to overwrite the contents of disk 2 with new data. Proceed? (y/n) y
Found compressed image file
64028672/64028672 bytes written in total
}}}

Congratulations! Your CF is now ready to install into your computer. Many people write memos to tell you they have nothing to say.


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