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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My sdcards won't boot

I have several SD cards (three, currently). They are perfectly functional and I can use them in computer. However, when I dd any RPi image to them, they won't work. It just doesn't boot. Only red LED ...
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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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Can Raspberry Pi B+ use a card (with Debian) configured/used with “old” Raspberry Pi B?

So, I've several SDs bearing several OSes (Debian, Occidentalis, Raspbmc) for my several Pi Bs and my question is two-fold: can I (safely) boot B+ Pi from those cards w/o a risk they will be ...
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Raspberry PI will not boot unless I apply pressure to SD card

I have several Raspberry Pis that need extra pressure on the SD card in order to boot up. I have a temporary fix that involves scraps of envelope flaps glued onto the card but they become unstuck over ...
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If I mount a SD reader (for external storage) will I be able to access any SD card in the same way?

I think this may work, but I wanted a second opinion before I go off and buy all of the parts! I am working on a data logger where it would be useful to use a second SD card (not the OS card) to ...
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How do I choose an SD card for the Raspberry Pi?

When looking to purchase an SD card for a Raspberry Pi, what sort of considerations need to be taken into account? Are there certain cards that won't work with the system, or should all standard SD ...
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Can a Pi back itself up?

I am looking for a way to have the Pi create an image of it's SD card and send it off to a networked file share in a repeatable manner, and then resume operations. I imagine that it would need the ...
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Extremely high Raspberry PI Model B SD Read Speed

Following these instructions: http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards#Performance I've got a 4GB SD card with Raspbian Wheezy. Running sync; time dd if=/dev/zero of=~/test.tmp bs=500K count=1024; time sync ...
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Should I be worried if my SD card has been corrupted?

Summary My Pi has crashed a few times recently. I'm investigating ways to make it stop, but I'm also concerned that there are immediate implications to my file system. Background After one crash, I ...
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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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How much power can a Pi deliver to a SD card?

SD cards (the full-size ones) can use up to 330mW of power (100mA at 3.3V) - The Pi is known for having difficulty with certain high-speed (and thus high-power) cards, so I believe it is less than ...
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Raspbian/OctoPi File Recover

I dropped my Pi on the SD Card slot. It broke and now I want to recover my files off of my SD Card, but I only see a boot partition with no relevant files inside. I was using OctoPi (3D Printing ...
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Is it possible to format RPi SD card remotely?

I would like to format SD card remotely (without removing it from board). I'm looking for SD card emulator (like FaceDancer21 for USB) or something like SD Dual-Host Multiplexer (FSSD07). Making my ...
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Viewing Pictures from the RPi on my computer

I had the RPi take a bunch of jpegs with the camera module and save them to the SD card. I would like to view those images on my computer - just plugging in the SD there is no obevious way to do this. ...
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Failing to boot Kali on B+ model Pi

I have tried 2-3 times to follow instructions similar to this post : http://docs.kali.org/armel-armhf/install-kali-linux-arm-raspberry-pi EXCEPT I have only a class 4 SD Card on hand. source image ...
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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 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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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 ...