SD (Secure Digital) cards and their associated SC/HC/XC technologies are the primary storage medium for the Raspberry Pi. SD cards are non-volatile flash memory.

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Preventing SD card corruption in the event of power failure

I have a project that uses Pi's in remote locations (roadside cabinets dotted around a city next to important bits of water infrastructure) to read data via USB from some specialised data collection ...
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How do I transfer files from SD card to windows PC. No network or memory stick!

I realise this may be impossible, but... I am using an Raspi for a project at work. I would like to transfer files from the PC to the pi, something that I know there are plenty of ways to do. ...
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Move 16GB SD NOOBS Raspbian to 64GB Micro SD for a new B+

I am upgrading to a Raspberry Pi B+. These are my concerns: I have RASPBIAN via NOOBS on a full sized 16GB SD card. How do I get that onto a 64GB Micro SD card? raspi-config does NOT support ...
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Send raw SD commands to manage a SDIO device

I want to manage a non standard SDIO function from the Raspberry Pi (this is contained in a Combo SD card, so I boot the system from the SD storage). Should I write a driver for this? Is there any way ...
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Raspberry pi wont boot, red light shows

I've had my raspberry pi for a few months now, and its given me no trouble up to now. First off, I use one of those micro SD cards that slides in to a small adapter that looks like a full sized SD, ...
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NOOBs Install. SD Card What File Format?

Hi I've owned a Raspberry Pi for about 1 hours. I'm reading through the NOOBS install instructions (http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/). In the step "Format you SD Card" it says use some ...
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Frequent “Bus error” and “Input/output error” problem

I run raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi (Model B rev 2) but enhanced it a little bit by installing mpd, denyhosts and tmux. I use it for watching movies (XBMC) and listening to music (mpd). All data are ...
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Sd chips in Raspberry Pi

I was taking the raspberry pi sd card out when the sd broke, putting those little plastic lines on the sd card in the clot. I got them out, except one of the parts is stuck in the edge. IT IS NOT THE ...
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What type of SD cards can handle a high volume of read/write?

I am looking for SD cards for my Pi's that are going to be the most stable, as I will be doing a lot of read/write. What type of SD cards will be the most reliable and be able to sustain a high volume ...
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Why does Raspbian disable fsck in fstab by default?

Default Raspbian has the following details in /etc/fstab proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults 0 0 ...
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Can not read SD Card anymore

I've been using the following SD card: PNY - 8GB High Performance Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Class 10 Memory Card All of a sudden, my Pi will not boot. So I throw in another card and the Pi ...
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How long does a pi last with an 8 gb sd card? [duplicate]

I'm new to using raspberry pis, but I do know that sd cards don't last forever. I am planning to have my pi on 24/7. The problem is, I don't know how long I can expect the sd card to last. I have a pi ...
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Can I perform a total backup of my system on an image file?

I am pretty new in Linux. I am configuring my RaspBerry that use RaspBian. Before to perform some settings I want to have a backup of my entire system in the current state. What can I do to save ...
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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 in RaspBerry Pi and I am installing Raspbian in Headless way. I have the following doubt. I have to write Raspbian image on my SD card using dd Linux command. The doubt is: what file ...
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download kernel source code : error : Not enough diskspace (900MB) on /root

I need to download the source code of my current kernel with rpi-source command I receive an error Not enough diskspace (900MB) on /root I have an 8GB SD card. ubuntu shows me two partitions one ...
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Sd Image not booting

I recently purchased a new Rpi and have been having problems with SD card images. I have only a 4gb sd lying around and since my plan was to use it for retropie I thought it would be fine. I went ...
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SD Image won't fit on SD Card

I have had one pi set up and running good for a while (RPi - 1). I wanted to create an image of RPi - 1 so I can load an exact copy onto my 2nd pi (RPi - 2). The SD card in RPi - 1 is 4GB (only about ...
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How to do a minimal size backup after expand_rootfs under Windows?

I downloaded official Raspbian image, did expand_rootfs, updated everything, installed needed packages, removed unneeded packages. So, now after everything is setup fine, I wanted to backup this image ...
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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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Raspbian is very sluggish. Almost unusable

This is my first time posting in this forum. I have the Model B board 512mb version, a class 4 16gb SDHD. I bought my Raspberry Pi yesterday and tried to load Arch Linux with no avail. I am a fairly ...
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Corrupt image fix

How can I fix corrupt image on SD card, my os is rasbpian wheezy 7 which got sluggish and I tried to fix it with running fsck ( on my pi and on another 3 linux machines) which did not fix my ...
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Raspberry Pi SSH login slow

I have raspberry Pi model B whith raspbian OS which has been working well for 2-3 months and since last week I've noticed that every time when logging in ( over ssh ) when inputting username there is ...
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Is it safe to transfer files onto the computer from the Raspberry pi sd card, and then put it back later?

I would like to try other distributions sometime, but I only have one sd card. I am talking about cutting and pasting, not copying.
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dd entire SD card to new one

I'm going to clone my 8GB SD card to my 16GB one. My current SD card 8GB Kingston SDHC Class 4, and my new one is 16 GB SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s SDHC Class 10. I've attempted using Win32 disk imager, ...
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Command line broken (SD card corrupted)

EDIT You'll find the original question below the line. This edit is intended to explain better what was my real issue according to the comments. I could login (by SSH using WiFi) on my Raspberry ...
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Is SD card working on another Raspberry PI?

I did a lot of works on my old PI, which was bought by Uni. I returned it except the SD card (which I bought) last week and then found out some of results hadn't been recorded. So I bought a new PI on ...
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dd corrupts my SD card

I have encountered the following issue with the installation of RASPBIAN on my RPi Model B. I have downloaded the raspbian image but when I flash it on my SD card via sudo dd bs=1M if=image.img ...
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How to get remaining Memory in SD Card?

I have 16GB Sd card where I installed Rasbian using Win32 Disk Imager. After burning the image in windows OS it shows only around 40+ MB of free Space, Since Rasbian is image is around 2 GB where is ...
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My sd-card crashed after a reboot, how can I fix it?

I bought my SD-card in December last year (3 months of usage). And after an update and reboot it didn't start again. All I get when I try to log in via ssh is input/output error. I was running a ...
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Manufacturer wanted: Raspberry Pi case without SD card slot / protected SD card slot

Is there any Raspberry Pi enclosure (beside self-made cases) that does not provide access to the SD card from outside or does cover the SD card so that the card cannot be directly accesed? ...
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SD card paritions

I wish to clone my SD card for backups. However, when I use win32 Disk Imager or HDD Raw Copy Tool I get told off in win32 Disk Imager for cyclic redundancy check. This happens around the time once ...
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Pi stopped working by itself

I had some fun with the device, configured it as Wi-Fi router and it worked fine for a couple of months. Then hot-spot disappeared and only red LED is now on. I don't have a spare HDMI monitor or ...
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Can i clone my entire R-Pi for deployment onto another R-Pi?

This might be a somewhat stupid question and I'm not sure if all the "how to backup your SD-card" topics is what I'm asking for... but here we go :) Is there a way I can make a 100% clone of my R-Pi ...
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Running NOOBS on a used SD card

I had an 8 GB SD card with Arch ARM installed. I couldn't get the WiFi to work, so I wanted to reinstall via NOOBS. Since then, I've deleted all of the Arch files and extracted the NOOBS ones in their ...
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Does “/dev/null” writes data to SD Card before discarding?

I want to maximize my sd card lifespan and Im wondering if redirecting output to /dev/null will reduce my sd card life.
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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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/etc/fstab Mounts / Read-Only, but Home Directory Is Still Writable

I want my Raspberry Pi to boot with its SD card in read-only mode, allowing for tmpfs in RAM. I have the following /etc/fstab file. (By the way, I don't know if the "proc" line is necessary, but ...
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Trying to image SD card with wheesy-raspbian - dd command fails with “No such file or directory”

I'm new to RPi. I'm trying to follow the instructions found at: http://xmodulo.com/2013/11/write-raspberry-pi-image-sd-card.html I've downloaded the zip, extracted it into a temp directory, and now ...
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Raspberry isn't starting

I'm having problems with my Raspberry Pi (2 different Raspberry Pi's actually). I wrote the Raspbian IMG on SD using dd on my Mac and Win32DiskImager on Windows. I've downloaded it twice and I've ...
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How to trigger and capture HD video from DSLR

I am looking to do the following and am wondering what approach to use: Trigger a DSLR into taking a 1080p video for a specified duration or start/stop Remove the video file from the DSLR onto the ...
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Can't find the files that fill up my Rasbian SD Card

df -h gives me the following Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 15G 14G 457M 97% / /dev/root 15G 14G 457M 97% / devtmpfs 211M 0 211M 0% ...
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How to recover files from corrupted SD?

I got a problem with my SD card which had got Raspbian. Everything seemed to be ok while working with the raspberry. I inserted it to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 to fetch some files. It first ...
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Minimal bootloader for Raspberry Pi?

I'm currently in the process of finding out if a Raspberry Pi is suitable for an embedded project. I have read a lot of the questions and answers on this site regarding boot sequence of the device, ...
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SD Card No Memory

I bought a Raspberry Pi Starter kit online (and it came with a sd card), and had it running Raspbian. I then went and installed Rasbmc on it and I corrupted my SD Card. I wiped it clear and then ...
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Expands SD card

I have an SD image made for an 8 GB card and 8 I want to expand it to the size of my new card, 16 GB. I installed raspbian on my 8 GB card with NOOBS. How can I resize my SD card .IMG?
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Using the SD card sometimes after installing filesystem on USB stick?

My question might have been a little confusing, so let me clear it all up: I have installed the filesystem for my RPi on a USB stick to preempt the corruption of the data on my SD card. That's all ...
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RPI FAT32 Filesystem?

Is it possible to make the filesystem of the pi, which is normally EXT, to a FAT32, and the pi would still be able to use it? It would be very handy, cause then i would be able to edit the files for ...
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Best way to store temperature data offline

I am currently building offline logger - every 10 seconds the application will save GPS location + temperature and humidity. And now comes the question: what is the best way to store these data on ...
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install Raspbian from .img on windows [duplicate]

I just download a .img file, and formatted my SD card. Now, what should I do in order to install the distribution on the card for raspberry boot?
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Edit root files from SD card?

So my RPI is working great and is running it's OS from the SD card. A lot of the time when i'm programming i don't have an internet connection. I can't make a direct connection to my mac cause it's a ...