ENG [#IOT] #RaspberryPi2 and #Windows10, boot from SD card in the device (2 of N)


New post for Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi 2 series

  1. Hardware and software (1 on N)
  2. Boot from SD card in the device (2 of N)
  3. Hello World mode! (3 of N)
  4. Visual Studio deployment process and Web Management app (4 on N)
  5. Hello Blinky !!! (5 on N)
  6. Some admin tasks, like change password and change name (6 on N)
  7. List of connected devices in the Raspberry Pi 2 (7 on N)
  8. Deploy an app using the deploy package (8 on N)

Today we will see how to create a bootable image in a micro SD card to be used in the Raspberry Pi 2. Once we have the card as a drive in our OS, we must find out the “disk id”. To do this we use diskpart with the command

list disk

For my, the SD card is Disk 2 .


Next we’ve to use a dism.exe command to copy the [flash.ffu] file in the SD card. A sample command will be

dism.exe /Apply-Image /ImageFile:flash.ffu /ApplyDrive:\\.\PhysicalDrive2 /SkipPlatformCheck

Considering that PhysicalDrive2 is that I got in the previous step.


If we look at the contents of the drive you will see a SO nearly complete


Now mount the SD card. If at first glance you do not find where is the microSD, no problem. The design is intended to scare, the SD slot is below!


And now comes the interesting part, which is connected for the first time the Raspberry PI 2. For this we must connect a network cable and the power on the USB bus.

Optional: If you also want to see the progress, you can connect an HDMI cable. So this comment in another post.

Once connected the power, W10 image is uploaded to the Raspberry. After a couple of minutes, it should be online and visible from the Windows IoT Core Watcher app.


As we saw recently with the INTEL Galileo, we can begin interaction with the device from this app.


In the case of Raspberry Pi 2, we can see that the web interface has some more interesting options.


As well, in the next over on Windows in Raspberry PI 2 🙂

Greetings @ Madrid

/El Bruno


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