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An image is a file containing the complete data of another medium, e.g. the content of a SD card.

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Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?

This question answers the question of how I use an external computer to create a backup of my RPi. I'm wondering whether I can create a backup image of the SD card that is currently in use, and ...
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How can I mount a Raspberry Pi Linux distro image?

Normal filesystem images can be easily mounted: mount system.img /mnt Examined, and modified. But when I try this with a Raspberry Pi system image (e.g. raspbian), I get: mount: unknown filesystem ...
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How to Backup/Shrink the image of my working Raspbian SD Card

I want to shrink the image to minimise storage and to efficiently distribute this image to others who may have smaller SD Cards.
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How to make an image file from scratch

I want to make my own image file for a Raspberry Pi so I can copy any usable operating system to it and boot it. This way I'm also able to size down partitions or use other partition sizes. Is it ...
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How can I copy the same image to many SDs?

So finally I can place that bulk order for Raspberry Pis! However, configuring them is going to be a chore. What I'd like to do is: Download a stock image, and tinker with it on a single Pi Save/...
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How to add custom loading screen?

I would like to make Raspberry PI useful for TV purpose or so... Therefore I would like to show to end user loading image before entering the X-Windows and starting customized desktop... So instead ...
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FreeBSD - easiest way to install on my RPi?

Raspberry Pi support has been merged into FreeBSD-CURRENT a few months ago. However the latest installation instructions still involve a lengthy process of cross-compiling the entire OS on another ...
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Image of a 16Gb card containing unpartitioned space at the end: Truncating possible?

I wanted to prepare a distro for some friends. As I didn't have anything else lying around, I used a 16Gb SD card. I started with the default Debian Weezy 2Gb image and did not do any resizing. Now, ...
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How to make an image (.img) from what's on the SD card (but as compact as the original one)?

I tried: sudo dd bs=4k if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/media/1BAB47551C66A42B/raspbian_migs2.gz It creates an .img file with 7.6 GB (card size, BUT what's on the card has 700 MB). And: sudo dd bs=4k ...
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How to printscreen on Raspberry Pi?

I would like to screenshot the Midori browser and i've tried the following methods as mentioned HERE. Using Imagemagick which is pre-installed in Raspberry Pi. I pressed the printscreen key on the ...
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How do I Flash (install) Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 / 3+?

NOTE: This question & solution ONLY relates to Compute Modules 3 or 3+ with on-board eMMC storage. The "Lite" versions of these has NO eMMC Storage I'm working on a project involving prototyping ...
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What is the skipping frame pattern and how to name the images captured with a sequence of numbers using Raspistill command in Raspberrypi?

I would like to know, how to name the captured images with a sequence of numbers instead of its frame numbers by using Raspistill command and also could anyone suggest me the typical skipping frame ...
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How to shrink an image file after allocating full space

I'm in the process of experimenting with backing up a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) sd card. I'm using Win32DiskImager to read the image (from SD card reader) onto my HDD, successfully - but now the size ...
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Is there a way to alter the raspberry image that appears during boot?

A glint-box community member recently asked me if there was a way to replace the raspberry image that appears in the top-left corner of the screen during boot to something more NES-centric, such as a ...
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Is there a way to compress a backup of the RPi because the backup has empty space?

I did a backup for my RPi (64GB microsd card) and it saved the entire 64GB worth .img file... while theres only ~14GB worth actual data, the image file accounts also for that empty space. Anyone know ...
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Win32diskImager "Not enough space on disk Size: 62652416 sectors. Available: 62333952"

I've been careful to buy the same Samsung 32GB SD cards for all my Rpi3 systems to avoid the dreaded Win32diskImager size error. All of the Rpi images are stored safely in the NAS as .img files. ...
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How to do a minimal size backup after expand_rootfs under Windows?

I downloaded official Raspbian image, did expand_rootfs, updated everything, installed needed packages, removed unneeded packages. So, now after everything is setup fine, I wanted to backup this image ...
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Is there a way to run Raspberry Pi Image on Windows?

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Stretch OS installed, I want to take an image of its current state then run in it in virtual environment on my Windows machine, make some changes to the OS state (i....
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Move a raspberry disk image from sd card to .img file with only linux and boot partitions. Not the empty space! [duplicate]

Do you know how I could easily and portably (ie: work in windows and mac) take a raspbian disk image from an sd card and create an image that I could send to my colleague via dropbox? I need just the ...
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Take images in a short time using the Raspberry Pi camera module

I'm working on a project in which I need to take about 30 images per second (no movie) using the Raspberry Pi camera module. I'm using the Picamera library (http://picamera.readthedocs.org/en/latest/...
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Copy existing Raspbian installation to smaller SD card

Is it possible to copy an existing and configured Raspbian installation to a smaller SD card? When I first installed Raspbian I only had a 32 GB card at hand which obviously is bigger than needed.
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How to clone Raspberry Pi SD Card on Windows, Linux, and macOS? [duplicate]

I want to make a back up of my raspberry pi because I have done a lot of work and repeating the process would take a lot of time. How does one go about making an image of a Raspberry Pi SD card for ...
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How to increase the camera exposure time?

I am taking pictures in very dark environment, and I would like to obtain a brighter image. How do I increase the exposure time? I've tried the following: different exposure mode, like night, ...
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YOLO or SSD on raspberry pi

I've run yolov2 on my Raspberry Pi 3 but I got 1 frame each 13s (which is pretty bad for live object detection). I've also tried an SSD but the results were terrible too. Is there anything I could do ...
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Raspberry Pi Imager Failing to Verify Ubuntu Image Install to SD Card

I am trying to image Ubuntu onto an SD card on my Mac for use with my Raspberry Pi 4 using thew new official imager tool from Raspberry Pi (found here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/). For ...
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How to shrink the size of your sd card before using dd to backup your sd card [duplicate]

I use 32gb micro sd card for my raspibian. I use dd this command to backup it. But, I found it is too large. How to shrink it before I backup it? Thanks. Add words: I had used a 16gb sd card. Then, ...
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how do I enable JPEG support with PIL?

By default, PIL doesn't have jpeg support on the Raspberry Pi, so it returns the following: IOError: decoder jpeg not available This can also be seen while installing PIL: *** JPEG support not ...
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PIL.Image from picamera.capture()

I want to get an image from the pi camera module and use the pillow imaging library to modify the image. The way I have been doing it up to now is to take a picture with the camera and then open that ...
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How to create duplicate images, but change a couple of files

I'm in the process of creating around 20-40 rPi's with the same software running on them. Everything about the software running on the different Pi's are identical, except for two things: The ...
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Backing up SD card generates a huge .img file

I am trying to back up a 16GB SD card as it is proposed here: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? I have started with 2017-01-11-raspbian-jessie-lite.img and then did some work with FFmpeg (cloned & ...
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Take 5 images a second, triggered by motion sensor, switching between 2 cameras depending on time

I'm working on a project similar to a security camera with a Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module v2 and a FLIR Lepton 3.5 on a purethermal 2. I am somewhat new to this and am not sure how to proceed. ...
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how to create a bootable image for Raspberry Pi

I need to create a bootable image like ***.img for a SD card. At the moment I am doing something like this: dd if=/dev/zero bs=512 count=1 seek=SD_CARD_SECTORS of=boot.img sfdisk --force --no-reread -...
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Does this message mean my microSD card is worn out?

Was going through my usual process of writing a Raspbian image to a microSD card using sudo dd bs=1m if=/my_pi-zero.img of=/dev/rdisk3 conv=sync on my mac and I received the following message dd: /...
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Open An Image on Host While SSH'ed?

I'm SSHing into my raspberry pi 3 and would like to display and image or video that's being stored on the pi on the monitor its connected to. Not the monitor of the computer I'm using to SSH. How ...
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Installation of Zbar failed

I'm trying to install Zbar but I am having an issue with ./configure: checking linux/videodev.h usability... no checking linux/videodev.h presence... no checking for linux/videodev.h... no configure: ...
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How to shrink down Debian to fit onto 1GB SLC-SD-Card?

I am using a Raspberry Pi in an industrial area as a data-logger and had to deal with SD-Card wear so that I decided to use SLC-SD-Cards with higher quality. To keep costs for those card types low, ...
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Determining correct image size for Raspbian backup to fit only real data on rootfs

I regularly backup my Raspi using a script that rsyncs rootfs and /boot onto a image created with losetup. This is the current branch I am working on: https://github.com/ephestione/RaspiBackup/blob/...
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Raspberry Pi Imager says "Input file is not a valid disk image."

I'm attempting to put Raspbian Jessie on an SD card. (I'm choosing Jessie to eliminate a possibility of incompatibilities with the SW I plan on using. I may use Buster after getting everything working ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Raspian without running it on a Pi?

I would like to use my Linux host to update and upgrade a Raspian image. Can this be done? I know you can mount the image and make permanent changes, see e.g. https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/...
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How to enable SSH without a Monitor or Screen

It's getting hard if you always plug HDMI cable to the raspberry pi, login and then turn the SSH service on with raspi-conf or other configurations methods. Is there any way to turn the SSH service ...
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What is the best way to copy the whole rasbian image?

I want to create a copy of my current raspberry pi image with all the data and programms so that I can flash it on another sd card and run it from there. I have following problems: For some reason ...
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Can't properly flash some micro SD cards

I have a couple of Micro SD card here and it seems like only some of them can be flashed correctly. No errors during the flashing process, but only the boot partition turns out to be mountable on my ...
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rPi B+ will not boot according to Arch Linux manual

I am trying to boot Arch Linux image. I've done everything according to Reinstall Manual and when I power up with created os on microSD card, the red and green LEDs are turned on, HDMI is dead, ...
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Creating image of Raspbian after installing packages?

I would like to create an modified img file which I can flash to a large number of devices. The idea is that I create a clean raspbian version, install different packages manual on one device and ...
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Is Fedora REMIX being supported anymore - is a updated Pidora release available?

As a Fedora desktop user, and having just battled through trying to get stuff vaguely up-to-date on Raspbian (wheezy base image), I though I could install Fedora REMIX (i.e. Pidora) to see if it would ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera Module distorted colours

I've been using the same camera module for a long time without realizing some colours seem to be very off. For instance black seems to turn purple or red (see picture below). Is there any settings I ...