Flashing the OS Image to the SD Card

For ZCU102, the system images can be downloaded from here; for ZCU104, it can be downloaded from here. One suggested software application for flashing the SD card is Etcher. It is a cross-platform tool for flashing OS images to SD cards, available for Windows, Linux, and Mac systems. The following example uses Windows.
  1. Download Etcher from: https://etcher.io/ and save the file as shown in the following figure.

  2. Install Etcher, as shown in the following figure.

  3. Eject any external storage devices such as USB flash drives and backup hard disks. This makes it easier to identify the SD card. Then, insert the SD card into the slot on your computer, or into the reader.
  4. Run the Etcher program by double clicking on the Etcher icon shown in the following figure, or select it from the Start menu.

    Etcher launches, as shown in the following figure.



  5. Select the image file by clicking Select Image. You can select a .zip or .gz compressed file.
  6. Etcher tries to detect the SD drive. Verify the drive designation and the image size.
  7. Click Flash!.