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 card is booting fine. Is there any chance to fix other card, it's an 8GB SanDisk SD card?

  • you could try redownloading the image and reburning it. You could also try copying the image from the working card to your desktop and then burn that image. Aug 23, 2015 at 21:08
  • i have tried several images. All won't boot. Even the same one i loaded into 1GB card won't boot in 8GB card.
    – arti
    Aug 23, 2015 at 21:22

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Try with multiple SD cards with multiple distros. If another SD card does not work, your RPi may be damaged. If another card works, well your SD card is working. I highly doubt your RPi is the problem, since there was a problem with one SD card not another.

  • SD card works fine in PC, just doesn't boot in RPi. Is it possible boot sector is damaged?
    – arti
    Aug 25, 2015 at 10:17
  • Maybe, seeing that it works with a 1 GB SD card, you are able to acccess the files on a computer but not on a RPi. However, did you check the file format you are using? (exFAT, FAT 32, etc.)
    – Human
    Aug 25, 2015 at 15:29

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