I was wondering what exactly a preloaded raspberry pi card should have on it? We purchased one but my father was tinkering around on it and I think some of the file were removed but I'm not sure what is missing..
With regard to the common linux distros, there are two partitions in the image. The first contains a small vfat filesystem (50-60 MB) with a single directory of a few files such as:
bootcode.bin cmdline.txt config.txt fixup_cd.dat fixup.dat fixup_x.dat issue.txt kernel.img start_cd.elf start.elf start_x.elf
Very likely there is also an
overlays directory and a handful of
The second partition is a much larger and contains an ext4 filesystem with a set of top level directories like this:
bin boot dev etc home lib lost+found media mnt opt proc root run sbin selinux srv sys tmp usr var
Some of which are empty mountpoints -- e.g., the first partition is in
/boot when the system is running.
However, if you are looking at the card on a windows machine you will not be able to see the second partition, so it may appear as if there is not much there.