SDCreate is a utility designed to help people with the task of installing RISC OS ROM images onto SD cards, for use with the OMAP3 and OMAP4 ports of RISC OS. If you attempt to create an SD card manually then there are many places where things can go wrong, either due to user error or operating system quirks. But if you use SDCreate to create the image for you then you can (almost) guarantee that it will boot without any trouble.
Images can be created on almost any RISC OS computer with >32MB of spare disc space. You will need at least version 1.28 of the FrontEnd module and version 1.52 of DDEUtils. Up-to-date versions of these modules can be found in the !System archive available to download from this page
If you want to use SDCreate to write the image to an SD card, then you’ll need to be using a RISC OS 5 machine with a USB card reader and the USB mass storage drivers (SCSISoftUSB).
Alternatively, you can copy the SD card image to a Windows/Linux/Mac/etc. PC and write the image to an SD card using any number of the free utilities that are available for those platforms.
Before you use SDCreate to create an SD card image, you may need to track down some extra files/software, as listed under Generic OMAP port setup information.
If you don’t own a working RISC OS machine and therefore can’t use SDCreate to create an SD card image, then consult the application !Help file for information as to what files SDCreate places into the images. This should allow you to create a working card manually.
If you’ve created an image file using SDCreate, but can’t use SDCreate itself to write the image to a card, then you can use one of the following Windows/Linux/Mac utilities to write the image for you:
.imgextension for Win32DiskImager to find it
For further usage and technical information, consult the application !Help file.