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

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When the miner suffers from some serious problems, we may consider the solution of reburning the mining system image file for the miner. We’d like to show you how to reburn the image in this tutorial.

Note: We do not recommend reckless attempt of reburning the mining system image to solve the problems occurred during the miner operation.

 

What is image file?

The aforesaid image file does not refer to the photo but the binary file of the mining operating system. According to the Wikipedia, the definition for image file is as follows:

A disk image, in computing, is a computer file containing the contents and structure of a disk volume or of an entire data storage device, such as a hard disk drive, tape drive, floppy disk, optical disc, or USB flash drive. A disk image is usually made by creating a sector-by-sector copy of the source medium, thereby perfectly replicating the structure and contents of a storage device independent of the file system. Depending on the disk image format, a disk image may span one or more computer files.

—- Disk image from Wikipedia

 

What You Need

Firstly, the following items should be needed:

  • Mining system image file, usually in two formats: .img and .imgc.
  • One SD card (or Micro-SD card) (capacity >= 8GB)
  • Applicable card reader
  • One computer (for instance, PC with Windows operating system)
  • Image burning software. Different burning software should be needed for different formats of image files.

 

Get the Image Ready

Firstly, please prepare the image file you need. Usually, you can find the image file here:

Please pay attention to the file format to be downloaded (.img and .imgc). Different image burning software should be used for different formats of image files (please refer to the chapter “What You Need“).

Below are some popular images. After downloading the .zip(.rar) file, unzip it to get the image file (.img/.imgc) for writing to your SD card.

MinersImage File
A4 Dominator Litecoin MinerG5-20-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
Baikal Giant-A900 (900MH) PiOne_V3.3_170605.img

 

Guide

Prepare an 8GB microSD card(or SD card) and a micorSD card reader(or SD card reader).

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Download the proper image file.

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Download burning software to write image file into the SD card. Different burning software are needed for different formats of image files:

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Insert SD card into SD card reader and check the assigned drive. The drive letter can be easily seen in the left column of Windows Explorer, for example K:.

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.img file: Win32DiskImager

For .img format file, Win32DiskImager is needed for burning. To run Win32DiskImager, you may need to log in as administrator. Right click the file and select “Run as administrator”.

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Select the image file downloaded in advance.

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Select drive letter of SD card in the device box. Note: choose the correct drive; wrong input may destroy the data in hard disk! If the build-in SD card slot is selected while no drive is shown in the Win32DiskImager, try external SD card adapter.

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Click “Write” and wait for the completion.

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After completion, exit the software and eject the SD card.

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.imgc file: HDD Raw Copy Tool

For .imgc format file, HDD Raw Copy Tool is needed for burning. To run HDD Raw Copy Tool, you need to log in as administrator. Right click the file and select “Run as administrator”.

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First, select the source file. Double click “Double-click to open file” and select the image file downloaded in advance. Click “continue” for next step.

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Next, select the target for image burning. Select drive letter of SD card in the device list. Click “continue” for next step.

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Confirm all information is correct, click “Start” and wait for completion.

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After completion, exit the software and eject the SD card.

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Troubleshooting

Q: Fail to burn image file/ image file burning failed

A: Please following the checklist as follows:

  • Download the correct image file? Image file corrupted? Consult the miner manufacturer for the latest image file.
  • Adopt the correct burning software? Win32DiskImager cannot burn images of .imgc format. Similarly, HDDRawCopy cannot burn images of .img format.
  • The SD card (or microSD card) damaged? Try another brand-new SD card (or microSD card). Or use the SD card (or microSD card) of larger capacity, such as 16GB.

Q: Miner fails to run after the new mining image system has been burnt.

A: Reburning the image file system is only one attempt to solve the problem and it cannot solve all the problems once for all. Recommendation:

  • Refer to ANTMINER GENERAL MINING GUIDE and try the Troubleshooting for solutions.
  • Contact your reseller or miner manufacturer for further assistance