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Getting Started with Intel Galileo by Matt Richardson

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Appendix D. Creating a MicroSD Image

Certain features on Galileo are only available if you boot from a microSD card instead of the on-board flash memory. This is because the amount of on-board storage is too limited to include all the possible features. For instance, if you’d like to use Python or Node.js to program the board or if you’d like to use a PCI Express WiFi card, you’ll need to download the Intel-provided operating system, load it onto a microSD card, and have your Galileo boot from it.

To do this, you’ll need:

  • MicroSD card in any size from 1 gigabyte to 32 gigabytes.
  • A card reader for writing the data to the MicroSD card from your computer. If you have a standard SD card slot on your computer, you can use an adapter as well.

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