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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 convert a .img.xz file to .img to transfer it to my SDCard?

I have downloaded Kali v1.1.0 for my Raspberry Pi 2 from here. But the file I must transfer to the SD Card is a .img.xz, not the desired .img one. I have tried to unpack with: $ tar -jxvf kali-1....
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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 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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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 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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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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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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After writing an SD card image, is the remaining space usable?

Forgive me if this is basic, because I'm used to writing CD images, I'm not sure how this works. The Raspbian image is about 440MB (zipped at least). If I write the image onto a 16GB card, will all ...
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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 to resize an image file before writing to SD card?

I've been trying to create a new Raspbian image with a different kernel (with CAN support) and with Python 3.3 installed. Rather than doing all of this on the Raspberry Pi, I thought it would be ...
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SD Image won't fit on SD Card

I have had one pi set up and running good for a while (RPi - 1). I wanted to create an image of RPi - 1 so I can load an exact copy onto my 2nd pi (RPi - 2). The SD card in RPi - 1 is 4GB (only about ...
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DD claiming to write to SD card, not doing anything

I'm running into an issue where if I attempt to flash a microSD card with sudo dd bs=4M if=some_pi_image.img of=/dev/sdb It claims to have written the image at about 1.9 GB/s, with output: 1088+0 ...
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Raspberry Pi for real time video processing

A project I'm working on involves wireless transmission of images from a camera to a host computer in real time. Can the Raspberry Pi be used as a DSP for the camera for image acquisition and pre-...
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System not shutting down properly

I'm running Arch, and when I shut down with the poweroff command (or with shutdown -h now) the 3 LEDs mentioned stay on. In addition, if I've plugged it into a screen, it displays > POWER OFF ...
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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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Custom Raspbian image fails to boot with "no init found"

I'm building a custom SD image of Raspbian using debootstrap, and the resulting image fails to boot with Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. on both my Raspberry Pi and under qemu. I can ...
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Reduce Ubuntu mate 16.04 img file size

I downloaded the official ubuntu-mate-16.04.img.xz (which is about 1.1GB) and extracted it. But the extracted .img is about 8.1 GB which is about 162 MB larger than the size of my sd card. So, I can't ...
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Restore PI from Pi itself

Just started playing around with a raspberry pi model b+ I've had sitting around for ages and I had a question? Is it possible to restore a Raspberry Pi from itself? E.g: Can I put an image on the ...
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Why do I have to "flash" the operating system onto the microsd card. Why can't I just copy and paste?

I know you can just copy and paste the NOOBS files and it works, but aside from that, in order to install other operating systems on a raspberry pi or some other similar device like odroid, etc, I'm ...
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Which images can be used universally across all Raspberry Pi versions?

My search failed this time so I'm asking here. Are there images that universally can be used across all Raspberry Pi versions? Original, 2, B+ 3, etc. For Armv6 and Armv7 architecture If they do ...
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Installing CentOS 7 on a Raspberry Pi

How do you install CentOS 7 on a Raspberry Pi? The link to download the image is available here.
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How do I improve speed of photo/image resize? (~8MB to ~100KB)

I'm building a program which reads photos off an SD Card then resize the images and upload them to Flickr (note, it's a second SD Card reader, not the one on-board) The photos are high-resolution JPG'...
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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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OS image made using Pi-Gen lacks JPEG support in GTK

I recently started using Pi-Gen to generate customized prebuilt Raspberry OS images for use with a RaspberryPI 4. I use the build-docker.sh script on a Linux Mint VM. However, in a test run with ...
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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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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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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 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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Is it possible to flash the Pi's firmware live?

I already have few Raspberry Pi devices running Raspbian + my custom scripts. These device is internet connected and mounted at area which is hard to access, (e.g on top of a building) Over the ...
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Making a new image after changing a few parameter of Raspbian

I got Raspbian on a SD card. It is working. Then I installed a few program, modified some visual settings, and added some config files. What I would like to do now is release this image to other ...
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dd for image backup

My SD card corrupted itself but I have a back up image. The partition table leave 1GB unallocated space at the end so that I can restore to any 8GB memory card regardless of memory fluctuations. ...
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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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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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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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Burn ISO file to Flash Drive with Raspbian

Recently my Windows 10 Tablet stuck at booting after update, so I want to burn the WIN10.ISO to flash drive to run repair but don’t know how on Raspbian. The only PC available at hand is my Raspberry ...
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How to tell what OS I've flashed to the SD card by looking at the files?

So my question is simple, I often flash a couple of different OSes to try in different Rpi's and often don't label the actual SD cards to distinguish then from each other. So days later I end up ...
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raspberry pi image - decompress and pi shrink in move

I have image of raspberry at 128 GB pendrive ( :'( ) and i don't have free space in this moment at my desktop for 128 GB image. normally i have coppied with steps sudo dd bs=4M if=/dev/sdc of=pi.img ...
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Getting to display images with feh at startup

I can't get my raspberry pi to display images using feh at startup. I have tried placing my simple feh command wrapped in a shell in cron jobs, /etc/rc0-9.d, and init.d but nothing is working. I ...
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What is os_config.json and where is it documented?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie Lite, and during startup there's a line: Started LSB: Apply config from /boot/os_config.json. What is os_config.json? Is there documentation for it somewhere? What is it ...
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How do you extract the raw image from a JPEG taken by the v2 camera?

I'm very new to working with the Raspberry Pi. For a project, I must have the raw images taken by the camera instead of the processed JPEGs. If I take a raw image using: raspistill -r -o test.jpg ...
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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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Serial connection Arduino - Pi

I am having an Arduino Nano sending "48" or "49" via a serial connection to a Pi. I'd like to use this input, but for some reason the connection always cuts out after a few seconds with the following ...
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Existing Raspbian Installation in Qemu on Windows

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B running Raspbian NOOBS, which I'm preparing to use as a media centre / Node.JS server. I have followed various tutorials and managed to get a premade Raspbian image up ...
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