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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Editing files in sd partitions

I have an rpi running recalbox. I have lots of roms on the sd card. My old pc that had these roms broke and I didn't backup the data. Is there a (simple) way to get these roms onto my new pc.
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Pulled out sd card while doing silent install

So, I was doing an installation of Raspbian without a monitor or keyboard, as outlined here and I was at the stage where you insert the sd card with some changed configuration files and wait for it to ...
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RPi not booting from SD Card

I have a weird example. My SD card was working perfectly fine until i wanted to change disty on it. It says image is loaded successfully, but not booting at all. I tried a 1GB SD card to test and that ...
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how to ensure that burned sd card image will work

When we burn SD card with any Os image, we have to go to Pi and run it there to ensure it works. So is there any other way to ensure or check that the installed image on the SD card is burned ...
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I get error while installing Raspbian

I installed Noobs to my SD card for booting up my RPi but when I select install Raspbian. I get following error after the erasing EBR dialog disappears. I installed and formatted my SD card from ...
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Creating a SD card image over network from unmounted/readonly rootfs [closed]

tl;dr Why is the /dev/mmcblk0 gone when i umount -l / or why can't i mount -r -o remount / ? Long text: I create backups from the SDcards of my RPIs from time to time. Until today i have to power ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 B will not display video and PWR LED will not turn on

Background & what I have tried: I have been working with 2 Raspberry Pis and everything has been working fine with both until today. Today when I went to power up the one that I normally used ...
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Why will Pidora not run on my Raspberry Pi 2

I have one of the newer Raspberry Pi 2 B, and wish to install Pidora. I have downloaded Pidora-2014-R3 (the [latest?] version available from the front page of the Pidora site) and copied it on to a ...
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Where is the space in my SD card?

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. It supposed to have 8Gb, but "parted" command says something different ... $ ...
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SD card need to be ejected and pushed back in order to boot

I have had come across many cases where I boot a RPi-b+ or RPi-2 and the next time I try to use it it doesn't boot. It appears that if I eject the SD card and push it back in, it boots fine. And ...
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HDMI does not display and am unable to access config file

I have just set up my Pi and get a 'no singal' when it is attached through a HDMI cable. I've seen that this is not uncommon are requires you to enter hdmi_force_hotplug=1 and hdmi_safe=1 to the ...
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Can't edit files on SD card

I'm attempting to edit the files on a SD card containing Raspbian on a Dell XPS 13 machine running Ubuntu. It doesn't have an internal SD card reader, so I use an external one. When I plug in the SD ...
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Raspberry Pi B possible sd card issue? [duplicate]

So, I had 2 kingston SDHC 16 gb cards. They used to work fine on my raspberry pi B until there were a few power outages. When I used them on my computer or video camera they work perfectly fine. But ...
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NOOBS preloaded SD Cards and OSMC

I bought a CANA RPi2 starter kit that came with a microSD card preloaded with NOOBS and some OSs to use. It did not, however, come with OSMC and that's what I want to use on my RPi2. Should I ...
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Why does the SD card random write performance for record size 8-128 kB drops below the performance of record size 4 kB?

When I check the performance of SD cards for random write, I can see the performance is quite bad for record size 4 kB (this is not surprising) but then for several cards it even drops for larger ...
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How to get write access to an sd card which already has an image burned onto it.

I have an old sd card with a pi image burned onto it. I want to burn a different image onto the card but I cannot get write access to the sd card. I've tried changing owners, permissions, fdisk, ...
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How can I install the OS on external Hard Drive? [duplicate]

I want the SD card to host the most important things until the OS boot process can begin, so the Operating System itself can be hosted on an external Hard Disk ... how can I do so? I want to minimize ...
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Boot issues with 64gb sd card [duplicate]

I just got a raspberry pi 2 B and installed raspbain via noobs as per the setup guide on a 16gb Kingston micro SDHC 8GB class 10 card and everything was working fine and I used it for a day. Then I ...
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Fastest storage setup

I'm strugling a bit how I should set up my storage for the OS/root FS. As I heard an additional USB flash drive togheter with the SD card is the fastest choice. But there are other people stating that ...
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Self healing SD Card partitions

Many sd cards are rather fragile. I've had a pi for about 2 years now and the main failures were due to the sd card getting corrupted for a reason or another. I'm wondering if there is some ...
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How to access xbian partition?

I've installed xbian on RPi. I want to edit the files in my SD card using my computer, Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I insert the SD card, the Ubuntu cannot mount the Xbian partition, and gives the ...
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How do I write the RetroPie img file to my SD card?

I have the latest RetroPie 3.0 beta .img file, a 32Gb micro SD card with adapter which I formatted to Fat32 using GParted and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. In the CLI, I typed dd bs=4M if=~(I drag ...
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SD Card RPi 2 - why the SD card won't work

There are a lot of issues around here about corrupted cards and RPi not booting. But can somebody explain to me what is the problem with RPi and some card(I mean technical explanation) Why do some ...
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Truncating SD image

I backed up my raspbian with dd dd id=/dev/sdb of=/home/user/raspbian-backup.img That gives me a img of the whole card (16gb). Then i followed the tutorial in raspberry.org to resize the image and ...
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Raspberry Pi kernel image installation on new SD Card (no pre installed Raspbian or NOOBS in it - it's free with no partions)

I have been working on kernel compilation of Raspberry Pi on Ubuntu using a cross compiler. I have compiled the kernel, and I got the image file generated ...
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Bizarre SDcard MMC errors

I'm seeing strange issues on the Raspberry Pi B2. [ 85.426681] request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-0000 [ 85.428508] request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-0000 [ 85.449229] ...
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Raspberry wont boot using SD card prepared using dd on Ubuntu [closed]

This is weird. Raspberry Pi wont boot (red led is glowing) using SD card which image is written using dd on Ubuntu laptop, while it will boot if same SD card is written using very same image file on ...
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Error “error in check_disks” on OpenElec reboot

I used the search and I posted on this post, but it was deleted. I have the following error on boot: ***Error in check_disks:could not repair filesystem, dropping to debug shell, try to run 'fsck' ...
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Installing OS image onto many SD cards [duplicate]

I'm needing to put 20 of the same image onto sd cards for 20 PIs... Is there any faster way than using win32diskimager for each card?
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How to format drive after installing berryboot

When I first got my Raspberry PI, I decided that I would install Berryboot. Overall, It's really cool. But now my files are corrupt. I've lost 3 SD cards like this. When I go into windows, It doesn't ...
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“Panic:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)”

When booting my Pi, I get an error that states: "Panic:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2). It's rather annoying, and I've tried lots of various things, I've googled and searched, but ...
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Why does the raspberry sometimes only reboot when I switch the sdcard in and out

We have come across a strange problem where the raspberry would only reboot when we would power down physical, remove and insert the sd card, and power back up. We have searched the internet high and ...
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Permanent Fix “error in check_disks” on reboot

I have a Raspberry Pi B+ installed on a local store and when power goes randomly off, SD card tends to get corrupted: ***Error in check_disks:could not repair filesystem, dropping to debug shell, try ...
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make boot disk on disk with failed sectors?

I have several sd micro SD cards that have a failed sector or two. But i don't see why i shouldn't be able to make a boot disk out of them. Unfortunately, dd fails when it encounters a bad sector, and ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB not booting - RED and GREEN leds on

I tried almost all the options, but unfortunately I fail to get my Raspberry Pi 2 to boot. At power light is still two LEDs (red + green) and nothing further happens. Power supply - tested 2 x AC / ...
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Copy Protection, Intellectual Protection and Deployment Issues

After a time with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.1., i have the following concerns? I know it is focused to enhance vulnerable educational sectors, but it is possible to sell a product, based on the ...
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Wire a PCB SD card reader to USB or another interface [duplicate]

I have this PCB SD card reader: The pins are GND, 3V3, 5V, CS, MOSI, SCK, MISO, GND. How do I interface it with something else? Is it possible to wire these pins to a USB plug? How? Or another ...
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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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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 ...