Install Jessie

The time has finally come – our new image is available. To download it please go to our shop.

Before you upload the new image on your RevPi Core, we recommend that you save all the data that are important for you. There are a number of ways to save your data. In this tutorial, we will which ones we feel are the most sensible.

You need:

Hardware

  • Your PC
  • Mains adapter for the power supply
  • USB 2.0 type A cable – connector on USB 2.0 type micro B – connector
  • USB stick

Software

Download these files/programmes and install the programmes on your PC:

Let’s go

Saving old image

  • Connect the mini USB port of your RevPi Core with a USB A port on your PC.
  • Open RPi Boot.
RPI Startfenster
RPi start page
  • Connect you RevPi Core with a power supply

RPi Boot will now search for you RevPi Core. The following window will open:

RevPi Core wurde erkannt Screenshot
RevPi Core was detected

Your RevPi Core has now been recognised.

  • Click on “Continue without check”
  • Open Win32 Disk Imager.

The following window will open:

Win 32 Disk Imager Startfenster Screenshot
Win 32 Disk Imager window
  • Click on the folder symbol.
  • Select the USB stick where the image is to be saved.
  • Write the name of the file that the image should have at the end of the selection. The name has to end in “img”.
  • Select your RevPi Core in the drop-down list. Only the drive initials are shown for selection. If you no longer know which one it is you can look it up in Explorer. Your RevPi Core can be found under “Device with removal media”. It is displayed as “boot”.
RevPi Core auswählen Screenshot
Select your RevPi Core
  • Click on “Read”.

Your image will now be saved. The process may take a few minutes. You will be given confirmation that the file has been created.

Install Jessie

  • Download Jessie here
  • Unpack the download
  • Open WinMD5Free
  • The programme begins with the calculation of the MD5 checksum
WinMD5free
WinMD5free
  • The calculated checksum will be shown in a few seconds
  • the *.MD5 file from the unpacked download with an editor. The file is called for example 2017-05-31-revpi-jessie.md5
  • Copy the MD5 sum and enter it in the “Original file MD5 checksum value …” box and click on the “Verify” button.
  • When the “Matched!” dialogue is shown then the image is correct.
Checksum correct
Checksum correct
  • Should however “NOT Matched” appear then the image is not correct. On occasions, it can happen when downloading or copying. You will have to download the image once again before being able to continue. Start Install Jessie once again.
Error: checksum is not correct
Error: checksum is not correct
  • Open Win32 Disk Imager
  • Select your RevPi Core in the drop-down list. Only the drive initials are shown for selection. If you no longer know which one it is, you can look it up in Explorer. Your RevPi Core can be found under “Device with removal media”. It is displayed as “boot”.
RevPi Core auswählen Screenshot
Select RevPi Core
PLEASE NOTE
Check whether you really have selected your RevPi Core.
It is possible that data will be destroyed if you mistakenly choose the wrong device.
  • Click on the folder symbol.
  • Select your image file.
Image-Datei auswählen Screenshot
Select image file
  • Click on “Write”.

Your image will now be downloaded onto RevPi Core. The process can take a few minutes. You will receive a confirmation when the file has been transferred:

Datei wurde erfolgreich übertragen Screenshot
File was transferred successfully
NOTE
While the USB plug is connected to your RevPi Core, it is in flash mode and cannot be rebooted to run mode. First remove the USB cable and then restart RevPi Core.