Flash Image with Etcher


In this topic you will Flash a binary image that you built using Buildroot to an SD memory card for the target: ATSAMA5D27 SOM1 EK1 Evaluation Kit.



You completed building a project using Buildroot following instructions in the topic: Buildroot - Build

Flash Image


Locate sdcard.img file

When Buildroot has completed the build process, the results are stored in the ~/project_1/buildroot/output/images directory. Locate the file sdcard.img in the directory. This is the binary image you will Flash to an SD memory card.


Download Etcher:

Etcher is a software utility program that is available for Windows, macOS®, and Linux®. It is available from balena.


Locate and select the image:

Locate and select the sdcard.img image.



Locate and select the SD memory card:



Select Flash:

This will take a few minutes.



In this topic, we showed how to Flash a binary image to an SD memory card using the Ether utility program. Etcher is a handy utility program and helps make the process of Flashing an image to an SD memory card easy and straightforward.

What’s Next?

The next step is to connect a terminal program to the Linux console and power on the evaluation kit. You can follow the steps at: ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 – Booting a Linux Image.

You can learn more about the internal boot process at Boot Process - SAMA5D2 Series.

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