I am new to Raspberry Pi and this may be a really basic question:

I have installed Raspbian on micro SD. All smooth and I get to the desktop.

Now I want to install Motioneyeos, but when I flash Motioneyeos onto the SD card it overwrites the OS. I only have one SD slot, how am I supposed to run OS and Motioneyeos off a single SD card? Do I need to buy an SD card extension? Or can I partition the SD card?

  • Two separate SD cards is the simplest and cleanest solution (assuming by motioneye you mean motioneyeos). The Sd card is like the hard drive in a laptop so writing an image to the SD card is like formatting and reinstalling windows on a laptop (it will erase anything that was on it). Berry boot may work to install both OS's but I have not tried it and can't say if motioneyeOS is supported by berryboot. Mar 9, 2021 at 17:23
  • Thanks @SteveRobillard. Yes I meant motioneyeos. So with only one SD slot sounds like I will need an extender of some form to slot both into.
    – Scott M
    Mar 9, 2021 at 17:27
  • How do you plan to run two OS simultaneously? Mar 15, 2021 at 10:23
  • I have figured out that with MotioneyesOS I don't need Raspbian OS itself, so no need for two OSs nor for two SD slots - thanks for your suggestions. It works well now...
    – Scott M
    Mar 17, 2021 at 10:10

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why would you need 2 SD slots if you can run 1 OS at the time? but another solution: install all motion packages needed on Raspberry Pi OS - then you will have both: full OS (raspberry OS) and motion application configuration can be an issue if you are new nevertheless

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