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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Trouble cloning an SD card with Recovery partition, so that it boots

I've been having trouble cloning an SD card so that it boots on the Pi. I'm wondering if having a recovery partition on the source card is an issue or not. The cloning process seems to work fine, but ...
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How do I make a copy of a NOOBS SD card?

When we install Linux on Raspberry Pi with a NOOBS SD card, the original data on the card is erased as it becomes the storage device for the new system. I have just bought a 16Gb NOOBS SD card, and I ...
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GParted end Kernel panic

I have copied my 8GB NOOBS SD card with Win32DiskImager to a 16GB SD, but the Pi can only access less than a GB afterwards. Then I downloaded GParted-live-0.20.0-2-i486. When I insert the Boot CD and ...
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How to change the operating system installed on the SD card insterted on the Raspberry PI remotely? [on hold]

I have been looking at the below article on how to access Raspberry PI remotely but i haven't figured out how i can make changes on the SD card. Remotely Accessing the Raspberry Pi via RDP – GUI Mode ...
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can't make my RPI booting

i m a manupilating RPI B+ for the first time excuse me for my language i m Tunisian and i m having problem with making my RPI works headless ,the first one is i m using win32diskimager to write ...
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RPI 2 vs RPI B SD compatibility issue

I've been using a Raspbian image with some preinstalled software for digital signage on a RPI B+ and RPI 2 so far. I've been using a common 16Gb SD card, and decided to move to 2Gb industrial grade ...
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Reading from SD card all day long, risks?

I've seen several posts about SD card lifespan, however I'm still a bit confused about it. In my case, I have Raspberry Pi B+ running slideshow from image and HD video (~40MB) in OpenELEC/Kodi, all ...
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Struggling with installation of Raspbian on sd card from a Windows 8 Machine

I am a first timer asking question here, and also a new Raspberry PI user (well, potential user). So, I bought a new raspberry PI 2 with 16 GB SD Card yesterday. The SD card was without Noobs, so I ...
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Problem Restoring SD card backup

I have made many successful backups and restores of images using eg : Backup sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk1 of=/Users/rob/Desktop/Backups/rasberry-pi/downstairs.img bs=1m Restore sudo dd ...
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How can I wire this SD card reader to RaspberryPi?

I need to add a second SD card reader to my Raspberry Pi (the RPi will be embedded in a box, so I need a user-SD-card reader). Here is what I would like to use: How to wire this to the ...
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Is there a Win32 Disk Imager equivalent, or an easy way to create .IMG files with a GUI on Mac OS X?

.IMG files seem to be a very good way to backup and restore Raspberry Pi SD Cards, but as far as I can tell there seems to be no equivalent on the Mac. Maybe?! PS. Please don't tell me to use the ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 - Are 64GB UHS-I Class 1 SDXC cards supported?

Raspberry Pi 2 - Are 64GB UHS SDXC cards supported? I'm using a 64GB Hama UHS-I SDXC card formatted with the SD Card Formatter 4.0 with NOOBS 1.4 on it. It doesn't seem to want to boot. I have both ...
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Raspberry is not booting up [closed]

I started using my raspberry pi after quite a long time. When i first started it worked for the first two or three times i booted up. But now it has stopped working and what is happening is that the ...
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write protect modular plug

In the older version of Raspberry pi, the mollex connector for the SD card has a switch at the base of the connector. If you read about it, this is called a write protect switch, that attempts to ...
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is SDIO used while the raspbery PI is in operation?

Does the Raspberry PI use SDIO mode during its operation (at all)? Im working on a ghosting capability device... Like clone on command without having to move any hardware.
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Problem when transferring to a bigger SD card for my Raspberry PI 2

I bought Raspberry PI 2 and installed some web services on it. I have a fully functional Pi 2 with a 8GB micro SD card. 8GB is not enough so I bought a 32 GB card in order to have more available ...
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Writing OpenELEC Image on top of NOOBS

I've ordered a Raspeberry Pi 2, and its sd card came with NOOBS installed. I took no consideration about it and just wrote OpenElec image into it. I did, dd bs=4M if=OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-5.0.5.img ...
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Can you use a micro SD card from raspberry pi B+ on the raspberry pi 2 model B?

Can you use a micro SD card from raspberry pi B+ on the raspberry pi 2 model B?
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dd for image backup

My SD card corrupted itself but I have a back up image. The partition table leave 1GB unallocated space at the end so that I can restore to any 8GB memory card regardless of memory fluctuations. ...
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Safest way to switch off uncleanly

Assuming that I do not have keyboard or ssh access to my Pi, but I do have physical access. What is the safest way to power it off and preserve the SD card? (This is the case if I've just done a ...
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Too many Read/Write operations corrupts SD card on pi? [duplicate]

I have a new raspberry pi 2 with a kingston 128 GB micro sdxc class 10 card. I was running it as my web server (rasbian + apache + php + mysql), was handling 5-6 requests per second. It was OK for few ...
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Pin Prick ACT LED Flashing at 1 second interval

I have a new RPi which has never successfully booted. Initially I tried booting to a 32GB SD card with Raspbian. The RPi showed both the PWR and ACT lights on without flashing. I tried with NOOBS and ...
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Utilising extra memory on SD card

On system info of OPENELEC i can see that 6,9Gb space is available /dev/mmcblk0p2. I don't know how to refer to this space either from PC or MAC or from within openelec. I am sure it is a stupid user ...
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fsck crashes when booting from USB

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to boot from a USB flash drive like in this article. Basically, I have burned the Raspbian image to a USB drive, then copied the boot partition to my SD card, ...
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Using Noobs on 8 GB SD card not using all space

I have been using Noobs to install Raspbian on a Raspberry B+. I can see that it doesn't use the whole 8 GB of my card. pi@raspberrypi ~ $ df -H Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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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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OpenELEC and Kodi 24/7

I've already read this post. However, they are mainly talking about using Raspberry as a server. I was wondering if it is OK to run Raspberry Pi B+ permanently 24/7 doing slideshows (picture+video), ...
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Raspberry PI2 what is the maximum sdcard speed?

The first Raspberry PI could not utilize more speed than approximately a class 6 card. Can the new Raspberry PI2 utilize faster cards like class 10? Or is the IO speed the same towards the sd cards ...
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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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How can a read-only SD card get corrupted repeatedly?

I have a Raspberry Pi in a remote location running from a battery charged by a solar panel and having Sleepy Pi starting it in every hour to run for a few minutes to snap some pictures, make some ...
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40Mhz pulse counting and storing count value [duplicate]

I am new to Raspberry pi. I need to count 40 Mhz continuous pulse for every 100 microseconds and store the count in micro SD card before next cycle starts. The process should run for 24 hours. I am ...
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Can I record a 24 hour video on the Raspberry Pi with camera module?

Given that I have an SD card with sufficient capacity, is it theoretically possible to record a 24 hour video with a camera module or is the recording duration limited? Has anyone tried this? Do you ...
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Would OpenElec Run Faster Off an External Hard?

I know the Raspberry Pi Requires an SD Card with the files to boot OpenElec up on it, however considering I am using a class 4 SD card with OpenElec on it. Would I see any performance gains from ...
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Image Backup size doesn't match size on the card? [closed]

I'm following a tutorial about how to make a backup of my Raspberry PI to another SD Card with rsync... My Raspberry PI has one nginx http server, and a couple of node.js wiki daemons running on it. ...
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Can I swap OS SD cards among Raspberry Pi?

I've got several raspberry pi computers. They are the same hardware revisions. If I swap the SD cards amongst them, will the OSes bootup successfully with their respective OS's and software or will ...
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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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RetroPie no HDMI output and “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer”

I'm trying to install RetroPie onto my RP, it already worked with the OS it came with before trying this. I formatted the SD card altogether first and then after expanding the disk image using dd to ...
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Can't find the right SD card slot

I just got a Raspberry Pi B+ with a NOOBS SD card, but I can't find the SD card slot. I found the micro SD slot on the bottom of the Pi, but my SD card won't fit. Where do I connect it?
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Cloning SD card causes “interface eth0 does not exist”

I have cloned my raspberry pi SD card after customising the OS. However, when I try to boot it on a different pi, everything appears fine, but eth0 doesn't show up in ifconfig. When I try 'ifup eth0', ...
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Put sdcard as write only with berryboot

Im using berryboot, and I want to put SD as write only to avoid corruption, as it only uses pen drive for the system
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Rpi+, OpenElec, 64gb micro SD and PiDAC+

I have an Raspberry Pi+ that I bought to use as a music server. Initially I tried using a 64gb micro SD card (San Disk Ultra 64 GB Class 10) as a storage medium but that didn't work, so I used an 8gb ...
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Is it possible to update SD card image over network [duplicate]

Apologies for my ignorance! I have few Raspberry Pi's in a network attached to a server and every time I make changes to the image I have to write image to all the SD cards again, can that be ...
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What steps can be taken to use the Pi as mission critical hardware?

I want to use the Pi as mission critical hardware. I have had a Pi running an informational system for 2 years straight and wanting to try a few more things... What steps can be taken to ensure ...
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Can't format my Raspbian SD Card

I used my RPi for a long time and the OS is a mess. I want to do it from scratch and I want to use the SD Card I got along with the Raspberry with Raspbian pre-installed. I downloaded the image and ...
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Should SD card be removable with little pressure?

I;'ve just purchased a raspberry pi b+ and the Noobs card. I've inserted the card into the slot on device and heard it click. But I'm able to remove the card easily without re-pressing the card into ...
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Develop Raspberry Pi setup on the PC and then flash the SD card?

Is it possible to setup the Raspberry on the PC using somekind of emulator and then flash the result to an SD card? So develop the code, test it and then create the SD card for the Pi and plug it ...
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Install Arch Linux form osx

I have recently downloaded archlinux, but as embarrassing as it is i simply dont think i am installing it correctly, because when i do my version of the install and hook it up to the raspberry pi, the ...
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only got 56mb left on 8gb card after RetroPie install

I have a formatted 8gb sd card (7.1gb available) and I've tried multiple times to install the roughly 4gb in size RetroPie disk image. Each time I do, it says I have 55.9mb left and says it becomes ...
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Corrupted SD Card - RPi does not boot

I am new in Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi and PanStamp. So, I found a “tutorial” to help me understand how can I work with them. I found this: https://code.google.com/p/panstamp/wiki/RaspberryPi The steps ...
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ArchLinux: 223MB according to cfdisk almost straight away (B+)

I have just installed Arch on a B+ model with the 8GB SD NOOBS card by Raspberry Pi (the one with the logo on it.) I ran dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M because cfdisk had an error: FATAL ERROR: ...