SD (Secure Digital) cards and their associated SC/HC/XC technologies are the primary storage medium for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Models A and B use SD Cards, and new models use Micro SD. SD cards are non-volatile flash memory.

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Forcefully erase Raspberry Pi 2 micro SD card

I foolishly rolled back my firmware so that I could install MySQL, because some tutorial told me to do so. I am usually good about not messing up that bad. Anyway, once I rolled back my firmware, I ...
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Disk Migration between same model rPI

If I remove the SD card from an Raspberry Pi 2 and move it to another Raspberry Pi 2 (same model) Can I expect it to boot correctly? What modifications need to be made / considered so that the stack ...
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File transfer 8 GB to 32GB SD card

Can I transfer osmc/kodi files from 8GB SD card to a new 32GB card with up to 80 MB speed?
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Issues with root file system and mhddfs

I have an issue where I cannot seem to get new files created in my root directory even though I have added them to the /etc/fstab and setup a /virtual.data mount point. I used the following commands: ...
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Pi local security camera (not on network) that records on a loop and displays? [on hold]

Hey there so I'm new (and late) here to the raspberry pi scene! I'm working on a project but I can't figure out exactly what I need to do/ I haven't found any tutorials for this. I need to take my ...
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Initial startup blank screen

So when I say I'm new to raspberry pi, I've got nowhere... I've taken my raspberry pi model B+ v1.2 out of the box plugged mouse, keyboard, hdmi (monitor) and sd card in. No Ethernet. I've plugged ...
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Problems with SD card

Just rec'd rasp pi and it came with a loaded sd card. I am having problems with the composite video and was suggested I edit a file on the first partition. When I looked for the file it was not there. ...
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Camera Module take pictures every 30 sec to SD card

I have the camera module for the raspberry pi. I need to know, how do I program the pi to take an image every 30 seconds and save the images to the inserted 64gb SD card.
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Why is very little capacity available on my 8GB SD card?

I'm using an 8GB SD card and installed Raspbian which is 3.9GB large. I suppose that about 4GB should be available, but it isn't. When I type 'df -ah' on my Raspberry pi, it shows Only 65MB is ...
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Will expanding the file system affect how wear leveling is implemented on the SD card?

I am using my pi as a weather station, so there are frequent database updates, etc., and it has chewed up a few cheap 4gb cards. The system should run forever in a 4gb filesystem, but I have upgraded ...
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Mac Clone SD with dd failing during boot

I am having issues cloning one MicroSD to another using my Mac. I have been working on this for days and have tried several things, all with the same end result. Here is my process: First, I put my ...
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Raspberry Pi Not Reading SD Card

I have a problem with my raspberry pi, after a week yesterday I tried to boot up my Raspberry Pi2 but what happens! it won't read my SD Card & I'm not getting any display on my TV. I checked the ...
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How to know if you're writing on your SD Card?

I've read (here: Is the Raspberry Pi suitable for running continuously, 24/7?) that using a Raspberry Pi 24/7 is possible as long as you don't write too much on the SD card. So, how do you know if ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 overclocking settings

I have been reading about Raspberry Pi overclocking recently. However, I still have some questions. On one of the sites, it stated that the frequency of the GPU " It has an impact on ARM performance ...
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Why df -h is showing wrong size in raspbian?

I installed the Raspbian Jessie Lite in a 8gb SDCard using the Win32 Disk Imager to mount and using the Sd Formatter to format the sd. After i mount it and put on my Raspberry, when i enter df -h it ...
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Preparing/setup a SD card with NOOB using Linux

The stages for preparing a SD card with NOOBS describe at https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ are amid for Windows and Mac. At least, the part when formating the SD card is different in ...
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How to check backup restoration on SD card

My Pi SD card got corrupted. I restored it from a backup on my Ubuntu system some time back but I'm not sure if I've done it correctly. Looking on my Windows machine I see <DIR> defaults ...
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SD card cloning: 32GB to 16GB SD card?

I have configured by raspberry pi as a wifi access point using a 32GB SD card, and installed postgres. I would like to clone the SD card (from my mac) to smaller size SD cards (like 16GB, or ...
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Raspberry pi class 4 vs raspbery pi 2 class 10

I currently have the previous raspberry pi class 4 card. I'm considering getting the new raspberry pi model 2 class 10 card. Is there a speed difference between the two cards?
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sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

Yesterday, I was programming GPIO controls for a robot in class and left for a few minutes to work with another group. I came back to find all the GPIO disconnected and sh: can't access tty; job ...
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Pi won't start properly after dd backup

So I've used my Mac to write the Raspbian OS to a 16 GB SD card, and it ran without problem. Then I updated and upgraded with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I also installed ...
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Resizing sd card with Noobs installed

I am having massive problems with moving my system to a bigger card (8gb -> 32 gb). Raspi-congig extending filesystem doesn#t work with Noobs, I tried gparted where I couldn't resize my partition due ...
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Mysterious filesystem issues setting up web server

After installing Raspbian on an a 16 GB SSD card and booting up it with the Raspberry Pi I tried to run this guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Web-Server while installing Hexxeh's RPI ...
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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

SDFormatter is often recommended to format the SDCard. http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/19928/39410 http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Using_NOOBS I have never heard of this software ...
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Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown- block(179,6) running Raspbian on top of NOOBS

When booting, the sequence stops at the following: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,6) What can I do to get my Raspberry Pi 2 to boot again using the ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 support PXE booting or network booting without an SD card

I would like to try to boot the Raspberry Pi 2 without the need of an SD card, anyone know how I may go about do this, if it is even possible?
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Recover pi 2 from wrong kernel build?

I built rt kernel incorrectly, so it did not boot at all and I left the old one with a different name. I want to know how to change these files back so it can be booted??I mean by a program for SD ...
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Pi freezes while “Updating SDK” with ACT light on steady

I've been following a guide for setting up an LCD touchscreen on the Raspberry Pi 2 B, but whenever I run sudo REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update it freezes while updating ...
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Can I backup my SD card with Disk Utility on OSX?

I see a lot of backup instructions like this: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? ...involving the command line in OSX. But can't I just use the OSX "Disk Utility" to create a "New Image" from the ...
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Two Raspberry Pis with the same SD card image

At this time I have one Raspberry Pi B+ at home. Since I'm going to buy another one, I was wondering if it was safe to clone the SD card of the first Raspberry and put into the second one? For ...
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No disk space after switching from B+ to 2 model B

Before switching to the RPi 2 model B, I used the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. However, on using the new RPi 2 model B, it keeps saying no disk space left on device. I am ...
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Disk full but NCDU shows only 22.2 mb used

I have a Raspberry Pi that is running a bunch of scripts 24/7. Recently it has been giving me errors because the Disk is full. I checked /var/log and there were no gratuitously large files there. I ...
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- XS1OC - MicroSD card - Raspberry PI2 Model B

I just purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and installed (with no issue) using the original SDcard ( Sandisk 8GB / grey model). However, I tried the same with a SanDisk 32GB (Extreme "Gold color" / ...
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Wiping an SD card using my Raspberry Pi

I am wondering how to wipe an SD card using my Raspberry Pi. The card I am hoping to wipe has had pictures on it from a camera, and I have deleted these. All that remains is the undeletable folder ...
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How to find the config.txt on noobs

I am trying to use an hdmi screen with my pi but in order to do that I need to go into the config.txt... I cannot find the config.txt in my NOOBS sd card. Is there a way to find that or make one?
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Can the OS run from a write-protected SD card?

Can an OS on Raspberry Pi run with a write-protected SD card? Or is there anything that requires write-access to the SD card when the OS is being used?
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Compatible microSD Card SanDisk

Does anyone know if one of these microSD-cards is compatible with the Raspberry Pi model B ? SDSQUNC-032G Micro SDHC Ultra Class 10 UHS-I SDSQUNC-064G Micro SDXC Ultra Class 10 UHS-I (The second ...
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Recover files from corrupted SD card from Windows

About a year ago I installed NOOBS on an SD card, then put raspbian on the SD card using NOOBS, and it's always worked fine, however I now have a problem where whenever I boot into raspbian I get ...
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What operating systems allow ssh connection on first boot (with no configuration)?

So let's say I don't have a monitor and keyboard handy to hook my pi up to? What images are available to put on the SD card so that I can connect to ssh on first boot up? Do most operating system ...
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How can you clear the cache on lxterminal?

I have been trying to clear up space on my 8gb NOOBS preinstalled micro sd for my Raspberry Pi B+ card as there is 0 bytes left and I'm is wating for a SanDisk Ultra 32gb Class 10 write / UHS-1 Read ...
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SD card New Simple Volume issues

i'm attempting to follow the RPi tutorial RPi Noobs Installation However, I'm having a small issue. On step four, they state to right click and select New Simple Volume from the context menu ...
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Can you use the same SD card on 2 different Pi's

Im looking at using 4-5 Pi 2 in the house front rooms bedrooms etc What I was wondering is if I take out my current setup and put into a brand new Pi 2 would it boot up just the same?
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Raspberry pi shows black screen for the desktop

Though the terminal works fine, whenever i start the desktop(either with startx or booting to the desktop), I get a black screen with just my mouse. I can do ctl+alt+f6, and i can still right click, ...
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Are the same microSD cards compatible with the Rasberry Pi Zero?

Are all of the microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards on the list from the Embedded Linux Wiki compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero?
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Will downloading items to a network location wear on the SD card?

I'm planning to use my Raspberry Pi as a download box. I'm going to store the files on a network location, mounted in /mnt/, and use the Raspberry only to run the client. Theoretically, the files ...
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solid red + solid green on bootup [duplicate]

Just got an SD card: SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-032G-GN6MA) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010Q57T02) Formatted it with ...
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Raspberry pi stopped working

I have a raspberry pi 2, and 2 micro SD cards, one with OSMC and the other with raspbian, but ever since a few days, OSMC wont boot, and if it boots, it freezes just a minute after booting, with the ...
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SD card corruption

I know there are a few debates about SD card corruption, but nothing is good enough for me. In the beginning there was no problem with the SD cards, but lately it happened a lot after power failure. ...
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How to read/write directly to SD card, using Windows 8?

I want to mess with the MBR (master boot record) partition table on my SD card, potentially corrupting the MBR. I am fully aware that I may end up corrupting partition content in the process if I let ...
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Where is my SQLite database location on RPi2 SD card (Windows IOT OS)?

My SQLite project is working on Raspberry Pi 2 (with all function insert, delete, update ..) but where are my SQLite database files located? I followed this way I found my SQLite database location on ...