Transfer an Image to an SD Card

After you've created the image file, you'll need to transfer it to an SD card so you can use it to boot your target device. For information about creating this buildfile and corresponding image, see Creating Buildfiles and Images for the QNX SDK for Apps and Media.

To transfer an image to an SD card:
  1. Format your SD card.
    Note: Each BSP that you download from the QNX website comes with complete instructions on how to prepare an SD card for images.
  2. Navigate to the directory where your image file is located. By default, it will be located in the /images directory.
  3. Change the name of the file ifs-appsmedia-sample-board.bin to qnx-ifs.
  4. Type the following command to copy the qnx-ifs image file to your SD card:
    • For Linux, type the following command:
      cp qnx-ifs SD_card_location
      Note: For Ubuntu, the location of the SD card will be /media/username.
    • For Windows, type the following command:
      copy qnx-ifs SD_card_location

    Instead of using the copy command, you can use drag-and-drop to copy these files directly onto your SD card.

    Note: To initialize a boot loader for OMAP4 and OMAP5 boards, you'll need to copy the MLO file as well. For information on generating an MLO file, see "Generate an IPL/MLO file".