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Sparky ARMHF installation on a memory card

This will let you install Sparky ARMHF image to a mini SSD memory card 8GB or bigger,

Detect SSD card

Connect your mini SSD card via an SSD adapter to your computer.

To detect your SSD card, run:

 sudo fdisk -l




 sudo blkid -l


 df -h

Your SSD device number should be such as: /dev/sdX, where the “X” repalce with your device letter.

Format SSD card

Umount the SSD card:

 sudo umount /dev/sdX

Format it:

 sudo mkfs.fat -F 32 -I -v /dev/sdX


 sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX

Copy image to SSD card

Unzip Sparky image:


Copy it to a SSD card:

 sudo dd if=sparkylinux-VERSION-armhf.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4M conv=fsync

or copy a zipped image to a SDD card:

 sudo unzip -p | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=4M conv=fsync
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sparky_armhf_installation.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/27 20:16 by pavroo