Just a couple of notes on a couple of Raspberry Pi related things I don’t use often enough to remember and I am getting tired of having to look up every time I want to use one of them.

dd Compressed Image

Create compressed image using dd.

dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -9 > filename.img.gz

Apply a compressed image to an micro SD card.

zcat /filename.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdj

Set Pi-Top Ceed Screen Resolution

I have two Pi-Top Ceeds and I forget the screen resolution is 1366 x 768, and it seems to get harder to look this up each time I do a new install so here are the settings that work for me, and are placed in the /boot/config.txt file.

hdmi_cvt=1366 768 60 3 0 0 1