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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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?

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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Raspberry Pi SD Card compatibility [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi model B rev 1 and have used it extensively with a micro SD card adapter with a 32GB micro SD. However, my friend came to my house with his model B rev 2 and dropped mine. 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 ...
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RPi will not start; No green flashes; Reflashed SD; 5v 1.9A power

The title says it all. I bought this Pi from Amazon about 2 weeks ago and, after I shut it down, it refused to boot. I've tried reflashing the SD with wheezy, to no avail. I have a Pi hub. I tried ...
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USB audio crackle with SD card access

I am using my pi as an audio server with MPD. I am using an USB sound card (C-Media chip) which works fine quality wise. However, every time the "ACT" LED comes on sound gets distorted with a ...
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How can I edit a Raspbian SD card image to use static IP from Windows?

Before "burning" the Raspbian .img file to SD card, I would like to edit it to use static IP (so that I can run it in headless mode, without DHCP). I found some articles describing edits I should do ...
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How to mount a Raspbian SD card on a mac

I have a running RaspberryPI Image. Now I want to do the following: Access the files on my Mac when accessing the SD Card Be able to copy the SD Card to have a clone of the current system In Disk ...
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What kind of SD card is recommended?

The raspberrypi.org's documentation recommends to use a minimum class 4 SD card. There is no information about the format: SD, SDHC, or SDXC. The difference between these formats seems to be the file ...
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Multiple Raspberry Pis on one SD card

Is it possible to somehow connect 2 or 3 Raspberry Pis to one SD card and have then all run off one. I understand that reading and setting files may be an issue, but
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Deleting NOOBS from SD card and only keep Raspian

I've got NOOBS on my SD card, and chose to install Raspian on it. Now what I want to do is to remove NOOBS from my SD card, while still keeping Raspian and all of my programs/settings. I tried ...
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“no space left on device” on fresh install

I did a fresh install of NOOBS on a 4gb SD card. As soon as I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, I got an error with a message that there is "no space left on device". I thought that ...
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SD card problem

I have purchase raspberry pi with pre loaded NOOBS SD card. On installation I select rasbian then it proceed to install it then it display successful installation when I click the ok sign then it ...
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Raspbian not on SD Card after transfering

I have a 16gb SD Card and wanted to put Raspbian on it. So I first formatted it wih SDFormatter then I used Win32 to transfer Raspbian to the SD Card but when I go to the SD Card there's nothing there ...
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SD card booting problem

I've booted may SD card for the first time and the Raspberry Pi worked well, but I didn't care much about shutting it down and I just unplugged the power source. I did this for 2 or 3 times. Now, ...
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OS that would not corrupt SD card when abruptly shut down?

There are a bunch of operating systems available to download for the Raspberry Pi. I wonder if there is a OS that would not corrupt the file system/SD card when unplugged from power source without ...
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“Error downloading or extracting tarball”?

To prevent failures from shutting down abruptly, I always type sudo shutdown -h now. On this occasion something didn't work for me and I had to simply unplug the Raspberry Pi. Now I get a this error: ...
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Read a file from inside the raspberry pi's SD card

so my situation is that I have a couple of files on the RPI's file system that I need to get, I have it's SD card and a card reader. It currently has NOOBS on it and raspbian installed. Help? PS. I ...
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cloning SD card to another SD Card

after the umpteenth time of hosing my XBMC install and rebuilding, i've learnt my lesson and would like to clone the SD card to a 2nd SD card. I've found this on StackExchange: How do I backup my ...
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How to restore Image of SD card from a larger SD card to smaller one

I made a backup of an SD card with DD. the SD card was 16Gb in size, the backup was completed using the following command: sudo bs=4M dd if=/dev/disk2 | gzip > pi_sd_prayertime.gz ...
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Disk Space & Expanding the SD Card Space for Raspberry PI running NOOBS/Raspbian

I just got a raspberry pi. It came with an 8GB SD card (actually an SD adapter + microsd card) with the RPi logo on it. The sd card came pre-installed with NOOBS so I just ran the default raspbian ...
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Which Raspberry Pi Model for Gaming Console

I recently decided I was going to build a retro gaming console using a raspberry pi as an emulator. Its a fairly popular project which has been discussed in detail in several articles around the web. ...
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Booting from an external USB drive

After searching google I know you can let a external usb flash drive take over after booting from the sd card. I want to know what is the easiest way to boot from one usb drive but have multiple ...
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Shutdown properly when power-supply can't supply anymore

I've been through tags "power-supply" and "power" of this website and surfing on a lot more but I did not found any answers or information about the subject I'm about to talk about. So, I'm looking ...
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Syslog to a Raspberry Pi and avoiding filesystem corruption!

I was to use a raspberry Pi to collect syslog's from a number of devices. This has proved straight forward and works well. Which leads to a second concern. There is the possibility of losing power ...
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What speed of SD card is better?

I have to bought a SD card for my raspberry pi. It is better to have a huge writing speed (like 95 MB/s) or it is not so important and I can buy slower SD (30 MB/s or 45 MB/s) ?
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Blank screen after Raspbian Install (PreLoaded Card) [duplicate]

Complete Noob looking for advice. Bought RPi Model B with preloaded card, connected everything together and booted for first time. Came up with screen to choose which OS i wanted, so went with the ...
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Install Raspbian OS on SD Card for Raspberry Pi

I am new with Raspberry Pi. I wrote the .img file onto my SD Card with DiskImager on Windows 7. I downloaded the 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img file from the Raspberry Pi website. When I start the ...