Install DidJiX from Windows



After being downloaded, the image file must be   installed  on a usb device.

Since DidJiX 1.0, the device must have a storage capacity equal to or greater than 2Gb.

THE CONTENT OF THE SELECTED DEVICE WILL BE ERASED WITH THE CONTENT OF DidJiX !

From Windows, use  Win32 Disk Imager  to do this installation. It can be downloaded from the project web site.

Unpack the archive in a folder:



Run  Win32DiskImager.exe :



Choose the downloaded image file:


Use  *.*  in file name to bypass the applied filter (img).

Select the usb device on which you want to install DidJiX:



Start the installation with the button  Write . It only takes a few moments:



Testing and screenshots were made in Windows Xp.

Since DidJiX 1.0, the extended partition - where there's your musics, your scripts and your Mixxx preferences - is preserved when you upgrade your DidJiX device. However, two precautions are better than one, make a backup of it...


Note that the downloaded image file can also be burned onto a cdrom disc and that you must have privileges to install it on removable media.

12 comments:

  1. Has anyone tried installing DidJiX from a newer version of Windows?

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  2. Win32 Disk Imager (formerly Image Writer) is now available from sourceforge.net

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  3. I tried everything step by step. image writer said the process was done. i tried rebooting rom the usb. a manu came on for the modes. normal vesa and something else.i selected normal and nothing happened. the the screen said installing linux kernel, and rebooted...from there the flashdrive was no recognized. when i pugged it in windows it appeared completelly empty.

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    1. Hi Obed,

      First, check the sha1 of the downloaded image (see the "Download DidJiX" page).
      Second, be sure your storage capacity is equal to or greater than 2Gb.
      Third, check the integrity of the device (use a W$ freeware or a Linux live like DidJiX burned for example ;-)).
      Fourth, reinstall the image on the device.

      And everything should be back to normal...

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  4. I followed the instructions on the Installation from Windows page to the letter, on a Windows 7 system. The drive did not appear to contain formatted space after using Win32DiskImager, however I was able to boot a Toshiba Satellite A75 to the USB stick, and chose the "normal" option. The system decompressed the kernel, said it was updating to /dev/sdb/... please wait. It then said it was rebooting.

    When the laptop rebooted, it did not recognize the stick. After examining the stick in Disk Management (in windows) the stick now had a 329mb healthy active partition of unknown file system, 695mb of unallocated space, and a 13.91gb FAT32 partition called "x::DidJiX::" that devoid of data. I followed the instructions to obed, cleaned the partitions, removed all volumes, and reinstalled the image on the stick.

    It happened again, exactly the same way as the first. I did it all AGAIN... and it still ended up the same way. The stick would boot, it starts to run, it makes a change /dev/sdb/ it apparently creates a FAT32 partition, and then the original partition isn't bootable any more. The computer ignores it.

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    1. Hi,

      This is strange : with the exception of last reboot, behavior and partitioning are those expected...

      Did you check the checksum of the downloaded iso image?

      Have you tried with another usb stick and/or from another computer?

      lacsaP

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    2. UEFI may be...

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    3. It's a 2004 Toshiba, UEFI shouldn't be an issue. Now, I want to be clear, after the screen showed "updating to /dev/sdb/... please wait", the computer did NOT just reboot spontaneously. There was a message that stated it was rebooting. So, it was obviously a coded part of the process.

      I'll purchase a different USB stick, re-download the image, and try it again.

      Why does it need to be set up this way specifically? Wouldn't it be easier to set up the second partition before you even boot it the first time? Is there a tool I can use to edit the partition structure that exists on the flash drive after it creates the FAT32 space? I believe all I'd have to do is set the original bootable partition back to a state of being bootable... and it would work perfectly.

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  5. i´m having the same problem with a toshiba, it doesn´t start at all.

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  6. muy buen programa de dj , es recomendable

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  7. Hola David,
    Espero que estés bien, que las vacaciones van bien ;-) y que el DidJiX le da plena satisfacción.
    En otro momento, puede estar en Punta Cana.
    Buena suerte, Pascal.

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