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HiFiBerry installer

The HiFiBerry installer is a small tool that makes it easy even for beginners to install your HiFiBerry card. The HiFiBerry installer not only helps you to write an software image to an SD card, but also configures it for your HiFiBerry sound card. That means you do not have to edit configuration files, just write the SD card and you’re have a system with the necessary drivers already installed.

You can download the software here:

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Just download the file for your platform and run it. There is no need to install the software. On Windows, please select “Run as administrator” as the software wouldn’t be able to write the the SD card otherwise. We won’t install any software on your PC. The installer downloads your selected distribution from our server, configures it for your HiFiBerry card and writes it to an SD card.

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    Aleksander Bondarenko
    Installer doesn't work in Mac with El Capitan OS because it is not installed via AppStore!
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    HiFiBerry team
    Go to "Preferences" / "Security & Privacy" / "General" and enable "Allow apps downloaded from Anywhere"
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    guepe

    Hi !
    Download link for windows works, but my download always fails to complete. Is file corrupted on server ?
    Mac download works, but I do not own a mac...

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    Francis Barban

    same issue on PC error "unable to extract linux distribution...please ensure you have enought file not enought disk space available to unpack archive". My SD card is empty.

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    Francis Barban

    any downloading image for RPI3/ DAC+PRO available?

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    Dan Herrmann

    I'm having the exact same problem as Francis. Windows 10 PC, 32Gb SD card. Please help.

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    Mitya Cohen

    Me too. 32GB SD, formatted with FAT32. Trying to run the installation from OS X Sierra. Error message is "Failed to install Linux to SD-card". Drives me mad.

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    Frank Gregor 

    Hey!

    I just downloaded the installer for macOS and configured my image (Raspbian Lite & Raspberry Pi 3 & DAC+). But every time I get an error:

    "Failed to apply hardware patch to disk image. Please contact HiFiBerry for support"

    So, here I am. What's going wrong here? Console log doesn't show anything.

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    George Brooke

    Hi,
    I have a similar problem trying to download for a DAC + install. The picoplayer download worked fine. But the Linux download failed too. I tried a smaller download and it failed, but I also received a message "Failed to apply hardware patch to disk image. Contact HiFiBerry for support".
    So, here I am....any ideas. I am using an empty 16GB card.

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    Antonio Calapai

    Same issue here: OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)
    "Failed to install Linux to SD card" - empty 16 GB SD card formatted in FAT

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    Mitya Cohen

    The solution for me was that I just installed the image called NOOBS from the Raspbian site and it apparently contained the drivers and the card started to work.

    Edited by Mitya Cohen
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    Antonio Calapai

    @Mitya, thanks for the info. I am not sure I understood correctly, so I ask: after you installed Raspbian from the site, how did you configured the HiFi berry sound card?

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    Mitya Cohen

    I actually didn't. It just started to work. Try that.

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    Francis Barban

    Prefer the win32DiskImager solution after download the image. But anyway if you re-use an SD card beware of partitions that already exist on it. Remove them before reformat it.

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    Antonio Calapai

    Hi Francis, could you tell me more about the win32DiskImager solution please?
    thanks in advance

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    Francis Barban

    it's a windows app used to format the SD card and copy an image file on it. Anyway you will have to write some configuration parameters depending on your install. Very often the image download is ready to use. What do you want to install and the target device to.

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    Antonio Calapai

    I see, thanks.