The file system is the way an operating system organises its data on the storage (usually non-volatile, like an SD card) available to it.

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Can't connect to the Pi after cloning the SD card

I want to make a new SD card with Raspbian and OpenCV installed. Instead of making it from scratch, I have already done this from another SD card that I use with raspberry. After cloning the SD card, ...
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Installing Kali Pi using all available storage space?

Is there any way to install kali linux for raspberry pi using all space that is available on the micrSD card initially or do you HAVE to go back later and resize partitions in order to utilize the ...
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Is it possible to shrink the root partition? [duplicate]

Extracted from the instructions from the original docs for installing Ubuntu on RaspBerry Pi 2: There are no Raspbian-specific utilities included, specifically no automatic root resizer. However, ...
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Setting a homeserver with Rasberry PI 2

I was thinking of building a small private cloudserver almost like Dropbox or Google Drive. I'm not expecting a very fast server, it will more be like just a home server for so i can send files easily ...
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PI 2 always got filesystem errors

I have installed raspbian on PI 2, and it always got lots of errors after rebooting. Sometimes I have to unplug the SD card and do fsck on my laptop (the second/ext4 partition), otherwise the PI 2 ...
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How to enable aufs support on raspberry Pi, specifically, raspbian?

I have installed raspbian (and 2 other distro's) on an 8G Class 10 card in my raspberry Pi 2 and I am running out of space on root filesystem after adding a few applications. I understand from debian ...
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Why does the SD card random write performance for record size 8-128 kB drops below the performance of record size 4 kB?

When I check the performance of SD cards for random write, I can see the performance is quite bad for record size 4 kB (this is not surprising) but then for several cards it even drops for larger ...
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Which one is faster? A NAS device or a web server on RasPi B+ [closed]

I'm currently making a project with Raspberry Pi B+. I want to create a solution through which we can access files from a external HDD from anywhere (over the Internet). After googling, I found 2 ...
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How to trace the path on a command [closed]

I'm trying to salvage some code on a project that was passed on to me, but I can't find the actual file for the code that I'm trying to find. I have tried which, echo, rgrep, and gdb. What other ...
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Read-write filesystem + no problem when halting the Pi by removing the power cord?

Is it true that removing the power cord without doing halt on a normal read-write root filesystem could cause filesystem corruption? For my embedded project, it's impossible to shutdown with a clean ...
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External Hard Drive with HFS+ file system mounted read only in OSMC

I used this hard drive with Raspbmc with no problems, but since I updated to OSMC, this seems to mount the disk as read only. I need to change some permissions and modes and I get this message: chmod ...
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Raspberry Pi kernel image installation on new SD Card (no pre installed Raspbian or NOOBS in it - it's free with no partions)

I have been working on kernel compilation of Raspberry Pi on Ubuntu using a cross compiler. I have compiled the kernel, and I got the image file generated ...
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Edit size of /root partition BEFORE writing it to SD card?

I have downloaded the latest Raspbian IMG (not NOOBS) onto my Raspberry Pi using wget http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_latest I then extracted it. I can mount the root partition to see ...
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On-the-fly / mounted volume encryption for RPi

I have a Raspberry Pi B+, and I want a unitary, encrypted archive which I can read and write from/to at will. I want a single file on the RPi (or attached storage), which contains an entire directory ...
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Owncloud fails to create data folder

I'm trying to set up Owncloud on my Raspi following this howto: http://tech-blog.clericare.com/2013/08/how-to-deploy-owncloud-with-postgresql.html The Raspi should serve as an Owncloud server, a print ...
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Adding hfsplus file system to fstab

I have a external drive that is formatted in HFSX. And I have installed the hfsplus etc using sudo apt-get install hfsplus hfsutils hfsprogs After this I have retrieved the UUID for the disk using ...
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My 4T disk with ext4 does not work for more than 5 minutes

I got a WD large drive, 4T with USB enclosure (powered by a dedicated AC adapter). I formatted it in my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04) as a single ext4 file system without any partition. mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb ...
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Can I view/copy the contents of an img file from Windows?

I have a backup .img file of an old Raspbian installation that I used to have running as a webserver. I'm unable to get the Raspberry Pi to boot from it any more, I think due to running out of space ...
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System writeprotected all the sudden

I've had Raspberry Pi running few years Arch Linux ARM 24/7. All the sudden there seems to be inability to write anything, can't create new files nor edit anything, even as root. Same applies to any ...
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where are rapsian files located?

short story I browse file on SD card from my windows box, but was unable to see any files related to home dir of the new user I create. long story I tought I lost pi's passwd. my first idea was to ...
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Not clean NTFS filesystem hangs command

I have made a NAS Server with my Raspberry Pi and this works great with a NTFS Formatted External Harddisk, but when the RPi is not correctly shut down, it makes a mess with the filesystem. When I ...
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readonly filesystem after reboot

I use ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi B+. If I reboot it using shutdown -r, I always get readonly filesystem after reboot and I have to remoung it using sudo mount -o remount,rw /. Isn't shutdown -r ...
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Minimum filesystem for the tar command to run [closed]

When I ship a new version of linux, I zip it up and email it to my customer. They then unzip it with tar and overwrite the filesystem. However this is not ideal as there may be files lingering from ...
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Can I use Raspberry pi as NAS with Raid 1 and encrypted file systems?

I am currently using a desktop computer as NAS where I have four hdd's which I have in Raid 1 using mdadm. These Raid 1-drives are encrypted using Ubuntu's default encryption (I think it is ...
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How to export repaired ext4 filesystem to SD card without reinstall?

So I had a Power surge the other day and the ext4 filesystem got currupted.. Now that i've repaired the (ext4) filesystem after exporting it using sudo dd bs=1M if /dev/sde2 >BACKUP.IMG on a ...
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NTFS with high CPU usage

I'm using a RPi B+ with XBian and transmission, and an external USB 2TB disk, which has an external power supply. That disk is NTFS, and I've noticed that the CPU usage of the mount-ntfs process is ...
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How to replace a rootfs with another one?

I have 2 sd cards, one with raspbian and one with debian builds. I need to replace the rootfs in my raspbian sd card with the one in my debian sd card. How can I do this? And, what are the changes ...
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Moving files on OpenELEC

I have a model B Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC v4.2.1. I have two attached usb sticks (formats: exFAT and FAT) and an attached hard drive (format: NTFS). When I go to the file manager in OpenELEC I ...
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Will reformatting external hard drive to Ext4 from NTFS speed up data transfers?

I have two (externally-powered) external USB hard drives plugged into my Raspberry Pi. I use this to download torrents (using Transmission) and to share these with the other computers on the network ...
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MicroSD correct partition to edit config file, problems in Windows

I'm very familiar with the UNIX command line (on Linux, Mac OS X, etc.) and have been messing with my pi here and there. Current project is to set it up so I can ssh from any computer into the world ...
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Is it safe to delete stuff in /usr/src ? [closed]

After apt-get upgrade and -update, my 4 GB SD-card was full. I already ran 'apt-get clean' to clear uit /var but I still have less than 1 GB free and I'd like to free up more space. The update took ...
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Root file system corruption of RO partition

I am trying to run the system as an appliance style device (no monitor, keyboard, etc.) To keep the OS protected, I have made the root file system read only and moved config files and mysql to a ...
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What format should my SD card be? [duplicate]

I've downloaded my raspian disk image, and I'm going to write it to my micro sd card for use with my raspberry pi. I'm going to use Partition Image 0.6.8 to write the disk image to the card. Is this ...
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Issues with Raspbian installation

I've been trying to setup my raspberry pi and preconfigure the SD card for wifi before plugging it into my pi. I started using the instructions here. Originally, my pi was already preconfigured for ...
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input/output error while updating

I run apt-get dist-upgrade from ssh and the process blocks while running Reading packages database...90% I wait for about 10 minutes and then I press few times CTRL+C without no result. After a ...
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Powered off w/out shutdown now getting file system warnings [closed]

Pi lost power now I get file system warnings at boot.
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Problems trying to expand USB file system

I am having a little bit of a problem expanding my file system on my Pi. I have just used Win32 to "burn" the Raspbian OS onto my 8Gb USB, which I then copied the boot files to my 2Gb SD and changed ...
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Raspberry Raid 0 gains

I'm currently using the Pi overclocked to 1GHz on Archlinux running deluge and samba which access a 3TB external USB drive. I plan on buying another identical drive and set it up as a raid 0 ...
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How to use flash storage as blackout-proof volatile memory?

I plan on using the Raspbian derivative Industrial Perennial Environment or a similar solution to create a blackout-proof headless Raspberry Pi for use with various electronics. Obviously this means ...
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The tilde directory is no the /home/pi directory

When I write cd ~ I get to the /var/www directory I would like to get to my home directory at /home/pi when I write cd ~. Some may argue that an alias would be the solution, but it seems like the ...
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What is the standard file system that a SD card have to use before write Raspbian using dd command?

I am very new to the Rasperry Pi and I am installing Raspbian in Headless manner. I have the following question. I have to write the Raspbian image on my SD card using the dd Linux command. The ...
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How long until corruption with tmps /tmp and /var/log when pulling the AC plug? [closed]

I searched for similar questions, but none really seems to answer the question. I have the following scenario: I mount tmpfs in /tmp and /var/log (like ...
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Raspbmc deleted my media partition. What should I do?

I had a usb harddisk with a linux system on one partition and my media collection on another. I deleted the linux partition, formatted this partition to fat and placed an empty file "usb" in the ...
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Raspberry Pi image with a flash filesystem

I search for a RPi-distribution, that uses a flash frienly filesystem (maybe f2fs) as filesystem. Is there anything like this? I want to use the RPi as home-server, and I don't want to change my ...
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EXT4 External HDD slow write speed

After seeing all the benefits of using EXT4 as the filesystem of choice for external drives, I opted for it, and connected an external HDD to my Raspberry Pi, running XBMC. I tend to get write ...
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Samba Server not running

I have installed XBMC on my Raspberry Pi (RaspBMC). I have an external HDD connected via USB to my raspberry Pi, which I would like all of my movie content on. Logging into the Raspberry Pi using an ...
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Is SD card corruption still an issue? [closed]

For a project I'm using a 16GB class 10 Sandisk micro SD card (in an Adafruit micro SD card adaptor). I've got a Model B Raspberry Pi that's not overclocked, nor has it ever been. Since I'm running it ...
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External exFat HDD as NAS, can't create rename/delete directories or files

I'm trying to use my Pi as a NAS (among other things), so I mounted an external HDD and set up samba to use it. However, it turns out now that when I connect from my mac I can't rename or delete files ...
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Expand file system on USB on Raspberry Pi

Right now I'm using my Pi as a OwnCloud file server. I'm using a 16G usb stick as a boot disk because I wanted more speed and space. This have been working perfect until today, I now have a total of ...
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What is the devtmpfs filesystem and how to shrink it?

I run a very small Raspbian installation off a 1GB SD card. I discovered devtmpfs uses 20% of all space. Output of df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 788M 690M ...