How to re-install the mining system images for a miner?

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This tutorial explains how to install a mining  system image on an SD card (or micro SD card). You will need another computer with an SD card reader to install the image.

We will take the PinIdea Dr2 450MH X11 miner as an example, but most of this tutorial introduced here should apply to other miners  as well. 

 

{Get the Image Ready}

Please download the firmware you needed. First, please get the image file ready. Below are some popular images.

After downloading the .zip file, unzip it to get the image file (.img) for writing to your SD card.

Miners Image File
A4 Dominator Litecoin Miner G5-20-V1.0.3.rar
G5-20-v2.0.1.rar
G5-20-1.1.0TF.rar (TF card)
PinIdea Dr2 X11 Miner (450MH)  dr2_160915_staticIP.7z
Baikal Mini X11 Miner (150MH)  Baikal_x11_150MH-OrangePI-PC_8G_V1.1_0601.7z

 

{Guide}

  • Prepare an 8GB microSD card(or SD card) and a micorSD card reader(or SD card reader).
  • Download the proper image file.
  • With the image file of the distribution of your choice, you need to use an image writing tool to install it on your SD card.
  • Insert the SD card into your SD card reader and check which drive letter was assigned. You can easily see the drive letter, such as G:, by looking in the left column of Windows Explorer. You can use the SD card slot if you have one, or a cheap SD adapter in a USB port.
  • Download the Win32DiskImager utility from the Sourceforge Project page as a zip file.
  • Extract the executable from the zip file and run the Win32DiskImager utility; you may need to run this as administrator. Right-click on the file, and select Run as administrator.
  • Select the image file you extracted earlier.
  • Select the drive letter of the SD card in the device box. Be careful to select the correct drive; if you get the wrong one you can 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.
  • Click Write and wait for the write to complete.
  • Exit the imager and eject the SD card.

This article uses content from the eLinux wiki page RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup, which is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license

 

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