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    intel aero drone - can't mount /dev/sda1?  - not a block device

    jdoob

      attempting to upgrade OS/firmware on Intel Aero Drone.   have located an USB 3.1 OTG cable and have created a USB with the .iso image burned there.

       

      following the instructions here ==> 02 Initial Setup · intel-aero/meta-intel-aero Wiki · GitHub

       

      Flash Intel Aero Linux distribution

      Connect the USB drive to Intel Aero using the OTG cable.

      If you already have a system with firmware v1.2 or more recent, type the command:

      aero-reboot-update.py

      If this command does not work, it means you have an older version. Type:

      mkdir -p /tmp/{iso,newroot} mount -o ro /dev/sda1 /tmp/iso mount -o loop,ro /tmp/iso/rootfs.img /tmp/newroot /tmp/newroot/usr/sbin/aero-reboot-update.py

      The commands above will verify you have a valid USB drive connected, do some sanity checks and reboot into the update image.

      >>>>> since my intel aero drone has firmware prior to v1.2, entered these commands ...

       

      1) mkdir -p /tmp/{iso,newroot}

      2) mount -o ro /dev/sda1        <===  this command is failing with the error message (/dev/sda1 is not a block device)

      what to do?   I have used Etcher on a Mac to re-burn the .iso image, and have checked the md5 is correct.

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