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Default [HOW-TO] Download and Install CM7 to Run Off SD Card

Grab the installer image here:
http://crimea.edu/~green/nook/generic-sdcard-v1.3.img.gz
it's a ~9M image that would unpack into ~130M disk image.

Write the image on your SD card. I tested with 2G, 4G and 8G cards and all worked.
Any uSD card of 1G or bigger in size should work if it is recognized by your nook.
Write on Windows by using WinImage (Make sure to run as administrator) or Win32 disk imager and on Linux/MacOS X by using dd (to the entire device, not one of the partitions. The device name should not have any numbers at the end. The command is something like dd if=/somewhere/generic-sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1024k)

After done with writing, eject and then re-insert the uSD card into your computer.

Download CM7.1 stable here

Put the file to the SD card (there is only one partition). Don't change the name of the file and DO NOT unzip.

unmount the uSD card and insert it into the nook.
Boot from this SD card. It'll boot and will update you on progress.
When it's done, it'll power off.

That's it, you now have CM7 on your SD card.

How to install market and gapps:
After you have booted into the CM7 on SD card for the first time and set up wifi access (important!)
Go to Latest Version - CyanogenMod Wiki and at the end there is a table with various google apps versions. Get the one suitable for your cyanogen version (CM7 is the latest for now). The file is named gapps-....zip
shutdown your nook and take the SD card out, insert it into your computer.
Copy the gapps-... file to the SD card on the first partition (titled boot) without changing the file name.
Insert the uSD card back into the NOOK and boot into "Recovery mode" by booting normally into Android, then from desktop hold the power key until a poweroff menu appears, In the poweroff menu choose "reboot", in the next menu choose "recovery" and press "OK". The nook would reboot straight into recovery.

Easy method to install gapps
Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed


How to update CM7 without taking out SD card.

Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download nightly and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
Nightly will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and nightly will be installed

How to update to a new build:
put the new build you want to try on the first partition. (the name must be update-cm-*.zip or cm_encore_full*.zip or just update-*.zip)
Boot from the SDcard in the recovery mode (see above) and the new snapshot would be installed.
The partition layout would be preserved, filesystems are NOT reformatted, so your data should be safe.

If you have a problem
Try Formating the SD card and instead of using the writing option in winimage (make sure to run winimage as administrator) use the restore virtual hard disk image on physical drive option. Also try using Win32 Disk Imager.

Best SD card for the job
The best SD card for running android is a class 4 sandisk micoSD. To learn more about why it is MUCH better than other SD cards read here
Edited from a thread at XDA.

Installer Image Mirrors
generic-sdcard-v1.3.img.gz
https://spideroak.com/browse/share/cd_share/nook_color


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When it comes to the step of putting cm7 on the sd card , do you just put the zip file there or do you need to unzip it on to the sd card?
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Put the file to the SD card (there is only one partition). Don't change the name of the file.
Sounds to me like you leave the zip as-is.
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Would someone mind directing me to the correct link for the gapps file needed to install google apps on the bootable sd card? the one in the OP does not work.

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Would someone mind directing me to the correct link for the gapps file needed to install google apps on the bootable sd card? the one in the OP does not work.

Thanks for any help,
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The whole link didn't work or just the gapps you downloaded? Did you try the mirror? What version of CM7 are you using?
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The whole link didn't work or just the gapps you downloaded? Did you try the mirror? What version of CM7 are you using?

It downloaded just fine, but when I put the card back into the nook and went into recovery nothing happened, I am using the stable version of cm7 for the nook.

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It downloaded just fine, but when I put the card back into the nook and went into recovery nothing happened, I am using the stable version of cm7 for the nook.

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Are you sure you put it on the first partition?
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I put it on the root of the SD card, I didnt see any partitions, what do they look like? (hope that wasnt a stupid question)
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I put it on the root of the SD card, I didnt see any partitions, what do they look like? (hope that wasnt a stupid question)
Try this:

Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed
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Try this:

Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed

I will try this when I get home tonight, Thank you.
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Try this:

Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed
Hi - DL this to Nook Color. Followed the instructions; it showed up as BOOT in 'my computer'; when I opened it there was no separate boot directory. The zip file is in there, but after following the rest of the instructions, gapps didn't install. Thanks for any tips!
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Hi - DL this to Nook Color. Followed the instructions; it showed up as BOOT in 'my computer'; when I opened it there was no separate boot directory. The zip file is in there, but after following the rest of the instructions, gapps didn't install. Thanks for any tips!
You set up CM7 prior to trying to install gapps correct?
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You set up CM7 prior to trying to install gapps correct?
Yes, and CM7 works great.

I followed the instructions above and it doesn't boot into recovery.

When I put the microSD card into the reader and put into my laptop, the card has the name boot, and when I open it it has the gapps zip file and the image files from when I put CM7 on and ran it.

I've not been able at all to boot into recovery mode, either by holding down the N and power button, or via the shut down menu.

When I try holding down the power button and N, it just boots CM7 normal, and when I try via the shut down menu, it boots normally.

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Followed the above instructions again; this is what I saw :

Boot
>gapps zip file
when I click the arrow next to the zip file, I see this:
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>com
>google
android
>System
app (when I click this folder there are a bunch of .apk files such as marketupdater.apk and setupwizard.apl
>etc
>permissions
framework
com.google.android.maps is what is in the framework folder
lib
libvoicesearch.so

I know this may be a lot more information than you needed but I figured it couldn't hurt!
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Hey how do you get ur Google apps on cm7 on Droid x and sync it?
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Followed the above instructions again; this is what I saw :

Boot
>gapps zip file
when I click the arrow next to the zip file, I see this:
>Meta-Inf
>com
>google
android
>System
app (when I click this folder there are a bunch of .apk files such as marketupdater.apk and setupwizard.apl
>etc
>permissions
framework
com.google.android.maps is what is in the framework folder
lib
libvoicesearch.so

I know this may be a lot more information than you needed but I figured it couldn't hurt!
Are you using CM7 version 7.0.3?
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Hey how do you get ur Google apps on cm7 on Droid x and sync it?
I'm not quite sure what your asking. Are you trying to get gapps on a droid x? This is a guide for nook color. I do not know if you can even run off an SD card on droid x. You might want to ask your question over in the droid x forum
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yes I am. Pulled it from here

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Ok people have had issues getting into recovery with 7.0.3. You can do one of two things. Redo everything but instead of using the 1.3 installer image use this one 1.2.1. 1.3 has issues with the recovery in 7.0.3. Or you can either use a nightly or the latest RC. That is available here. I would recommend using the latest RC just because of improvements such as deep sleep.
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Ok people have had issues getting into recovery with 7.0.3. You can do one of two things. Redo everything but instead of using the 1.3 installer image use this one 1.2.1. 1.3 has issues with the recovery in 7.0.3. Or you can either use a nightly or the latest RC. That is available here. I would recommend using the latest RC just because of improvements such as deep sleep.
great - thanks. Now for a dumb question do I copy it onto the SD card (when placed into my computer) then pop the card into my NC and reboot? And then download gapps again?

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great - thanks. Now for a dumb question do I copy it onto the SD card (when placed into my computer) then pop the card into my NC and reboot?

Thanks for the help!
Are you trying to upgrade to the RC? I belive that for it to work your going to have to format your SD card and redo it. Due to the way that the installer sets it all up on the first boot. Sorry about that.
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Are you trying to upgrade to the RC? I belive that for it to work your going to have to format your SD card and redo it. Due to the way that the installer sets it all up on the first boot. Sorry about that.
I'd rather reformat the SD card than take a chance on bricking it. The reformat, using the RC you recommended, and now all is great. I've got all my apps downloading now. Thanks for all your help!
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I'd rather reformat the SD card than take a chance on bricking it. The reformat, using the RC you recommended, and now all is great. I've got all my apps downloading now. Thanks for all your help!
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thanks for these instructions, they worked great! My only issue is that I can't seem to access all the space on the card.

When I look at it with MiniTool Partition wizard, it sees all the partitions including the 13 gigs of unused space, but when I just look at the sd cards properties with Windows, it sees much less and I can't load more then a few photos.

I'd like to put some movies on there.

Did I miss something?

Edited to add: Okay, I've found I can access it fine if I use the USB cable to plug in the NC when it's booted to CM7....just not if it's booted to B&N or just in the card reader. Weird, but okay.

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thanks for these instructions, they worked great! My only issue is that I can't seem to access all the space on the card.

When I look at it with MiniTool Partition wizard, it sees all the partitions including the 13 gigs of unused space, but when I just look at the sd cards properties with Windows, it sees much less and I can't load more then a few photos.

I'd like to put some movies on there.

Did I miss something?

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Make the 4th partition take up all the unused space.
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You edited it just as I posted that. The reason that it doesn't show very much space when you put it in the computer directly is that windows will only see one partition witch is usually the boot partition.
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I installed the image with Winimage using the restore option. Then I copy the CM7 zip using the windows file explorer. When I insert it into the nook the text with the penguin appears and some lines contain errors (not enough space, etc.). After it powers off I turn it on an the stock OS appears.

Also I notice that the partition winimage creates is 130MB aprox.

What am I doing wrong? should I use create virtual disk instead of restore? which options should I choose afterwards?

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Grab the installer image here:
http://crimea.edu/~green/nook/generic-sdcard-v1.3.img.gz
it's a ~9M image that would unpack into ~130M disk image.

Write the image on your SD card. I tested with 2G, 4G and 8G cards and all worked.
Any uSD card of 1G or bigger in size should work if it is recognized by your nook.
Write on Windows by using WinImage (Make sure to run as administrator) or Win32 disk imager and on Linux/MacOS X by using dd (to the entire device, not one of the partitions. The device name should not have any numbers at the end. The command is something like dd if=/somewhere/generic-sdcard.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1024k)

After done with writing, eject and then re-insert the uSD card into your computer.

Download a CM build from here if you want to use a nightly (It is recommended to choose -87 nightly or later) or the newest RC 7.1. from here (This is recommended) or from here if you want the latest stable version ( I would not recommend this as people are having issues with the recovery when using 7.0.3 or below when using the 1.3 installer image if you really want to use the stable use installer image 1.2.1 available here)

Put the file to the SD card (there is only one partition). Don't change the name of the file and DO NOT unzip.

unmount the uSD card and insert it into the nook.
Boot from this SD card. It'll boot and will update you on progress.
When it's done, it'll power off.

That's it, you now have CM7 on your SD card.

How to install market and gapps:
After you have booted into the CM7 on SD card for the first time and set up wifi access (important!)
Go to Latest Version - CyanogenMod Wiki and at the end there is a table with various google apps versions. Get the one suitable for your cyanogen version (CM7 is the latest for now). The file is named gapps-....zip
shutdown your nook and take the SD card out, insert it into your computer.
Copy the gapps-... file to the SD card on the first partition (titled boot) without changing the file name.
Insert the uSD card back into the NOOK and boot into "Recovery mode" by booting normally into Android, then from desktop hold the power key until a poweroff menu appears, In the poweroff menu choose "reboot", in the next menu choose "recovery" and press "OK". The nook would reboot straight into recovery.

Easy method to install gapps
Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download gapps and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
gapps will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and gapps will be installed


How to update CM7 without taking out SD card.

Install samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS ([APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers)
Open Nook Color UMS (Select mount sd (1) first partition)
Click Confirm
Use USB cable to connect NC to PC
Your NC should show up as a hard drive with the boot directory visible
Download nightly and place the .zip file into the boot directory
Select unmount in Nook Color UMS
Click confirm
Remove NC from cable
Hold power button down and select reboot, then recovery
Nightly will install after reboot and then NC will shut down
Hold power button to reboot and nightly will be installed

How to update to a new build:
put the new build you want to try on the first partition. (the name must be update-cm-*.zip or cm_encore_full*.zip or just update-*.zip)
Boot from the SDcard in the recovery mode (see above) and the new snapshot would be installed.
The partition layout would be preserved, filesystems are NOT reformatted, so your data should be safe.

If you have a problem
Try Formating the SD card and instead of using the writing option in winimage (make sure to run winimage as administrator) use the restore virtual hard disk image on physical drive option. Also try using Win32 Disk Imager.

Best SD card for the job
The best SD card for running android is a class 4 sandisk micoSD. To learn more about why it is MUCH better than other SD cards read here
Edited from a thread at XDA.

Installer Image Mirrors
generic-sdcard-v1.3.img.gz
https://spideroak.com/browse/share/cd_share/nook_color


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Successfully installed with a 32 gig card. I have the nook with the blue dot. Seems like cm7 partitioned the rest of the space and made it usable. Is there any advantage to installing to the device itself? If not might just leave it like it is. If i would have realized I needed a bootable working system just to format the nook probably wouldn't have rooted at all. But I did successfully root becauase I was unaware of the problems with the blue dot nook. can't get into cwm with the bootable cm7. but copy the gapps to the boot folder installed market and gapps. might just use tb to back up my apps to other sd partition. If it crashed would probably have to recreate bootable cm7 and restore apps and data from tb. could see that not able to take an image backup might be one disadvantage.
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It downloaded just fine, but when I put the card back into the nook and went into recovery nothing happened, I am using the stable version of cm7 for the nook.

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when you say "it went into recovery and nothing happened" I assume you meant "it went into recovery, I selected 'install zip from sdcard' then selected 'choose zip from sdcard' then selected the the zip file, then selected 'yes install' and THEN nothing happened" correct?
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Is there any advantage to installing to the device itself? If not might just leave it like it is. If i would have realized I needed a bootable working system just to format the nook probably wouldn't have rooted at all.
Yes, there is. Ever hear of a sdcard failing? It's very rare for the internal ram (EMMC) to fail tho. Sdcards are slower, subject to failure, they're harder to update, easier to screw up (since most guides and apps expect the rom is installed on the NC).
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I ask this because you say that they are subject to failure.

I have one 32 gig SD card in each of my three android devices.

One was reformatted and moved from a blackberry. I have also had 2 gig SD cards in voice cell phones. So far zero percent have failed. If I had to reinstall this device because the device failed I would have to reformat another SD with cm7. Then I might consider the complicated repartitioning of my blue dot nook. Or if it doesnt crash might not consider it again till cm9 if nook color ever gets it.Updating to every nightly does not interest me. I only need to upgrade if I'm having issues. If I backed up my data once a week with TB could just recover it after reinstalling. Also some people keep saying sdcards are so much slower. To be honest I have a 32 gig sandisk SD card on all my devices I run apps from the card. Maybe a little slower but no major issues.
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You WANT slower cards for android.

Of all the cards tested (and there were a lot), the Sandisk class 4 card was the fastest for reading small randomly placed files, like you'd find when running from a sdcard. Sandisk also one of the more reliable brands. The 16 gb Sandisk card that came with my DroidX is still working after 15 months.

Faster cards, like class 10, are optimized for writing large files sequentially, like camera or video use... big difference. I purchased a 16 gb class 10 for use on my NC and it died after 5 weeks. It wasn't even used as a bootable card (which I have no use for). Browse the busier forums (like the DroidX) and you'll see 3 or 4 users a month with failed scards.

Bear in mind that the sdcard in your phone isn't used much, where a rom booted off the sdcard is used the entire time.... big difference.
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However it was kinda used a lot cause I ran multiple programs off the as card.if I had it break might be a first. If it ever does. I assume I can hold in power off nook. Then use my rooted stock till I get another one. Might have to thoroughly research formatting till I'm comfortable then do it. Darn blue dot. Need a working bootable is just to do it. Cwm woulda worked on original.
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The only problem with your sdcard dying is it contains all your backups (recovery and apps). Yes, holding down the power button does work with the NC.
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Quick question: I initially tried to install CM7 on my Nook color using the SD card boot (have a Sandisk Class 4), using the most recent stable build and then installing gapps. No matter what, the Nook would always reboot itself at some point while I was using CM7 and the ROM would be corrupted (Nook would reboot back to stock ROM). I could always install the ROM just fine, but it would either reboot before installing gapps or shortly thereafter. Any tips on why this might be happening with the recommended Sandisk SD Card (8GB). Thanks.
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I can't even seem to write the image onto my SD card I'm using a Lexor 16gb class 4 card. I know this isn't the recommended SanDisk, but the problems people seem to be having with microSD cards seem to be speed, not writing.

I am using WinImage and a specified card reader through a USB 2.0 cord. Is there a better place to download the image file from?

In WinImage I go to the [Disk] menu and use the option [Restore Virtual Hard Disk Image on physical drive...]. From the window I select my disk which is a 15 mil KB drive. When prompted to select the image file I change the settings to see [All Files] so that it finds the file [generic-sdcard-v1.3.img]. When I do this it gives me a warning that it will erase the disk, and I click [OK]. The file seems to be working, but it always stops a 99% and gives me an error message that it does read the file [generic-sdcard-v1.3.img].

Help me, I'm stuck at square one!
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If WinImage doesn't work, give Win32DiskImager a try.
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Win32DiskImager does not seem to work for me either. I does not find any files with the .img ending. I am a total noob at any of this. WinImage is the only imager that's seemed to work for me.

I also used a Panasonic SD disk formatter v2.0 as recommended by crash tech dummies from their youtube video. But, that has not seemed to make any of this work either.

Any other advice?
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Maybe it's not the image program. How are you connecting your microSD card to the computer? USB to MicroSD adapter in a USB port? MicroSD to SD adapter in an SD slot?

If you're using a USB port, try another USB port. Don't use a USB hub if you don't have to. In my case, I couldn't use the USB or SD ports on my monitor, but I can use those in the computer itself.
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If neither Winimage OR W32 work, then:

  • you have a bad adapter or usb port,
  • you aren't unzipping the image file,
  • the img file is corrupt
  • the img file isn't the correct one for the sdcard (size).
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I can't find a good link/download to samuelhalff's Nook Color UMS. The link above and the barcode scan link aren't working. Can anyone help?
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Try this one: [APP][02/26] Nook Color USB Mass Storage utility - Mount any partition to your PC - xda-developers
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Thanks, I think that worked.

Now I have a very basic hang-up. I've never used WinImage before (heck, it took me hours to figure out what to open the .gz file with...) and here I am with the unzipped .gz file generic-sdcard.img and I don't know what I'm doing next. I started to Create Virtual Hard Disk Image from Physical Drive and canceled it. Was that the right next step?

TIA! I'm really hoping to avoid buying a pre-loaded root card and get this done by Christmas!
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Forget about winimage. Download Win32DiskImager. For me, at least, Win32DiskImager works better. Fire it up (it requires admin rights), open the .img file, make sure that the device points to your MicroSD card, then click write. This will write the generic sdcard image to the SD card, making it bootable.

From there, put the CM7 zip file of your choice on the card (leave it zipped). Put the card in your NC, turn on the NC, and it will install CM7 on the SD card.
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I started to Create Virtual Hard Disk Image from Physical Drive and canceled it. Was that the right next step?
Isn't that supposed to be RESTORE virtual hard disk image?

Whichever app works. I wish w23diskimager had an installer. Not everybody knows how to extract to a folder and create a shortcut in their start menu.
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Well, I have CM7 on there and gapps (at least I think - it prompted me to add my my google accounts) but it won't let me install the apps I want from the market. With Facebook or Firefox apps it tells me my device is not compatible with those items. ????
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Well, I have CM7 on there and gapps (at least I think - it prompted me to add my my google accounts) but it won't let me install the apps I want from the market. With Facebook or Firefox apps it tells me my device is not compatible with those items. ????
Did you try clearing the Market app data?
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I'll try that tomorrow morning, thanks! It's wrapped up and under the tree right now.
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