I want to begin playing with Debian on my Smartbook, but I'm having trouble getting out of the gate. I've downloaded the armhf image, and have extracted it by doing:
xzcat armhf-2GB_blah.img.xz >armhf-2GB_blah.img
Then I attempt to dd the image to a 8 GB smart media card in one of those USB adapters:
dd if=armhf-2GB_blah.img of=/dev/diskx
This never seems to finish. I'm doing this on a Mac Lion machine, I can attempt on a Debian box if I need to. Any ideas?
Basically, all I want is to get the netinstall on the Smartbook without anything else (just the standard system utilities and add all my stuff in post-install). I consider myself a power user, but working with these embedded devices has me thinking I'm not quite as capable as I thought I was! :)
As an aside, if anyone has a basic Debian install rootfs already cooked up, I would be forever your friend!