So I'm trying to understand whats going on. I have a raspberry pi 2+ it was working well with a 32 gb kingston sd card, 1 usb hub with 2 hard drives and a small touch screen.

So I've decided to upgrade the card to 256 gb Huawei pro class 3. First I tried to send everything I already had on 32gb to the 256 gb but I realized I needed the card formatted with fat32 since it was a 256gb card.

So another question... since the card must be in fat32 and the old one isn't that means I cannot migrate my stuff?

Anyway... I was unable to migrate the things, so I've decided to do a clean installation, took me a few attempts but I was finally able to install the SO in the card and make it run...

I start installing stuff and a few packages installed... when suddenly one day i had to reboot and I was unable to boot it... i was confused picked up the card in my pc with a card reader changed to the old card and everything was ok...

I placed the 256gb card again and this time it boot...

But now it happen again, I had to reboot and I can no longer boot it again with the 256 gb card.

I thought it could be the power supply but the devices connected are the same either I'm using the 256 gb or the 32 gb which works.

All i wanted to do was to move from a 32 gb to a 256 gb card and its been a nightmare.

All I get with the 256 gb card is the rainbow screen.

Any ideas?

  • What operating system do you use? Is it Raspbian Stretch?
    – Ingo
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 9:26
  • @Ingo i got the image from raspberry website few days ago. i think its stretch...
    – Navy Seal
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 14:20
  • It is important for help to know if you use NOOBS or the plain Raspbian image because they have different partitions. Please look at raspberrypi.org/downloads and tell me what image you have used.
    – Ingo
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 17:40
  • @Ingo no, i did use the raspbian i didnt want to use noobs
    – Navy Seal
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 18:26

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Maybe it is the RPi 2+? You may try to use a RPi 3B+. It was revised and improved with boot issues so the RPi 2+ must have problems with booting. It is likely that it only occurs on SD Cards greater than 32 GB. I have heard about it but just can't find a source.

  • thanks i was not aware of those issues. yea... i want a new raspberry but... you know... i was waiting for the raspberry 4 with usb 3 :P it will take at least 1 more year :(
    – Navy Seal
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 19:01
  • @NavySeal If the answer help you it would be nice if you could upvote it and if it solve your problem you may consider to accept it ;-)
    – Ingo
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 19:35
  • i did, but i dont have enough points to upvote, i wanna see if more people answer thats why i didnt accept
    – Navy Seal
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 19:43
  • @NavySeal Upvote should be possible now...
    – Ingo
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 19:50

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