Questions tagged [sd-card]

SD (Secure Digital) cards and their associated SC/HC/XC technologies are the primary storage medium for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Models A and B use SD Cards, and new models use Micro SD. SD cards are non-volatile flash memory.

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I would like to virtualize an existing Raspberry Pi 4. Goals are to preserve its setup, avoid losing it due to SD card corruption, and increase speed

I built a RPi 4 with UniFi, WireGuard and Pi Hole. Thankfully I made a copy of the SD card, and took an image of it, because the first card stopped working (it got super slow and then just stopped ...
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Storage Options for Frequently Updated Files [closed]

We are using a Raspberry Pi for an embedded software device. We are looking for what storage options we can use, as it seems SD Cards are corrupting often. The way our system is set up, the storage ...
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Copy OS Image onto SD Card Partition

I have a 128GB SD card that I've partitioned into 4x30GB primary partitions and a 200MB EFI boot partition. I would like to be able to have four OS on this card, but can't find software that allows ...
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Will SD-card in an RPi 4 always be faster than USB 3.0 writing/reading to an installed web-server?

Setup: RPi 4 with LAMP on IT sucks DK My SD card is quite quick sure (it's a Class 10 too and all) but my question is this: Would there be increased performance if I hosted my web-server files on a ...
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My sd card that was 16 gb its now only 236 mb

I used a 16 gb sd card to installl retropie in my raspberry pi 3, but now my computer says its just a 240 mb card. How do I format it to the original state?
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Performance differences running Raspbian from USB flash drive versus SD card

I want to run Raspbian from a USB flash drive on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. What would be the performance difference in doing so, as compared to running Raspbian from an SD card?
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How do i expand file system on raspberry pi 4 manually

I have just flashed an image of my original 16 GB SD card (the one that comes in the raspberry pi kit) to an new 128 GB card. It booted up fine but when i tried to expand the filesystem using raspi-...
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Raspberry pi 2b not booting after SD card was ejected while working

So, like the title says: My Raspberry pi 2b is not booting after the card was ejected while working. I was watching some Kodi media, then it froze, I realized that the SD Card was ejected (there is a ...
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Updating python version3.6 to python 3.8.1

currently, my raspberry pi runs python versions 2.7 and 3.6 [by default] and version 3.8.1 [I'm trying to update the current version] This causes a lot of trouble when I try to install a new package ...
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Can I use the sd card from my Raspberry Pi 3 in my Raspberry Pi 4 for Kali Linux?

My Raspberry Pi 3 model B recently stopped working and I am planning on getting a Raspberry Pi 4. I was wondering if I could use the sd card with Kali Linux from the Raspberry Pi 3 in my Raspberry Pi ...
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How can I make sure that my OS works without any screen?

So I downloaded the OS on the SD card and I want to make sure that the system works? I just started my raspberry adventure, and I'm completely new to this. I also tried to connect my Raspberry by ...
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Unable to expand SD Card for RT-Linux Image created using Yocto

I am creating a minimal image for my Raspberry Pi 3b+ with an Preemptive RT Linux Kernel using Yocto Project's warrior branch. I was able to create a base image for the same (bitbake -k core-image-...
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SD Card error Compute Module 3+

I have a custom designed board using a CM3+ module and an extra sd card on GPIO 34 to 39. I used the following dtoverlay to enable the correct ALT3 functions of the pins: dtoverlay=sdio,poll_once=off,...
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Error trying to reformat SD card

After bad attempt to update Raspbian version from Jessie to Stretch my Raspberry PI 3 failed to boot (green LED is blinking 4 times). I tried to reformat microSD card to install new version of ...
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mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card in Raspberry pi 4

guys, I'm having a problem about my raspberry pi 4 At first, it works without a problem but after 1 day when I run the raspberry pi 4 again it cant boot properly I have a 5.1v/3A adapter and tried ...
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Project Guideline/ Suggestions: Arduino Mega-Raspberry Pi Combo for HD Video Streaming with Stamping

I hope all is well. I'm new to the Raspberry Pi arena, and would love some feedback on the feasibility of this project: I have an Arduino Mega that's logging data (in addition to other stuff which is ...
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How to revert misconfigured BOOT_ORDER value on RPI4?

I've had my RPI4 configured to boot from the network if there is no SD card inserted (for bare metal programming) but firmware update restored it back to SD boot only. So I've tried to make it boot ...
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Can we create raspberry sd card image to only the file size it is using not the complete card size images

I made an image of 16GB card which is now a 14.8 GB which is exact to the card memory , can we make image with file size used like it is currently using 6GB only.
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Beginner help setup

I've set up my rasberri pi4 month or so ago and tried to restart but stuck on screen with color stripes please help
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What is a proper way to remotely update a folder?

I have made recently 14 Raspberrie Pis 3 Model B with some software on them: Raspbian OS Apache 2 Several additional Python packages Several folders with HTML, JS and Python files developed by me. ...
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Unable to clone old sd on new one (same size) with win32 disk imager

I'm trying to move my buster installation from a pi4b 1.2 from the card I borrowed from my brother (32gb samsung evo plus) to a new SanDisk extreme 32gb, both seem to be genuine (or a least of the ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SD card cloning

I have one Raspberry Pi (3 Model B) with mostly working software. I will need 6 Pi's (same model) to behave similarly. So I thought that it would be a grat idea to just clone 6 SD cards from working ...
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Which bus does the RPi 3's micro SD slot use?

Is it USB, PCIe, or something else? I ask because I'm looking for a way to read/write the hidden boot1 and boot2 partitions on an eMMC chip, and it just doesn't work over USB.
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Which process is accessing the SD card?

I have a Raspberry Pi3 Model B+ that is used as a backup server. The backup tool is configured to write all data to an external NTFS formatted drive. However, the SD card is constantly accessed (...
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Cannot boot Raspberry pi into recovery mode

I am getting an error with my Raspberry Pi on boot: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I have been trying to follow this answer: Kernel panic-not syncing: ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to write an image to an SD Card

Hie I have an SD card Module and can access connect two SD cards to my raspberry pi, however i would like to be write an image in the other card connected to the SD Card Module
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ won't boot up after 1 week of use

So I just got a new raspberry pi 3 b+ earlier this week by RS Components and I got it working on the first day. A couple days I shut it down and later when I tried to turn it back on, it didn't all it ...
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When I make a clone of my SD, the resulting image has ethernet problems

First of all, I'm working with Ubuntu Server 18.04, on a Raspberry Pi 3b+. I'm running a server with Nodejs and MongoDB. Everything works perfect. The problem comes when I want to clone the SD into ...
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Can I mount an USB stick (ext4) and create a backup of the Pi using the dd command?

I want to use the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/mnt/myBackup.img bs=1M What if the USB drive was formatted to vfat?
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Unable to make RPi image through win32diskimager any solution? [closed]

The SD card with RPi OS is corrupted while trying to make a flashed card and I tried to create its image through Win32 disk imager. I keep getting I/O error while reading.
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Raspbian keeps erasing from sd card

I left a raspberry( which I'm connected to using ssh on PUTTY) to run an apt-get dist-upgrade. After ten minutes the raspberry connection has been aborted and I was unable to reconnect to. Almost ...
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Unable to format SD card after using it for Raspbian

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ that I want to make a little home server out of. I decided to start with the current raspbian build, which as of writing was the one released 2019-09-26. I used Balena ...
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Green light always on after a while for Raspberry pi 3 Model B V 1.2 2015

I boot the raspberry pi correctly, the red light is on (solid light) and the green light blinks. After a while, (it can be few hours or a couple of days) the green light stays solid and it does not ...
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How to move my installed raspbian from 16 GB to 32 GB memory card?

I was using a 16 GB micro sd card with raspberry pi4. Now I need to expand my memory . This is why I want to move the installed raspbian from 16 gb to 32 gb. How am I supposed to do that?
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why is my pi broken? [closed]

guys, I think my sd card is corrupted my pi won't boot and suddenly stopped working. I couldn't connect via ssh or vnc to it (I could do this, but when I came back from the toilet I couldn't anymore)
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Immutable SD Card? [closed]

Does there exist a device that goes in an SD card slot and behaves like a normal SD card, except that it can be made immutable? I think it would have to have two modes: Initial Setup would be ...
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RPI4 corrupted SD or more sensitive to issues than RPI3?

I've had an RPI4 running ArchLinuxArm for about 2 months without making any changes to it. Yesterday, I noticed it wasn't online so I did some troubleshooting. The bootloader rescue worked as ...
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How do you install software directly into a SD image?

So I'm using this SD Card image for my raspberry pi downloaded from Ubiquity Robotics. It has ROS preinstalled and runs Ubuntu OS. The problem is I'm missing a few dependencies missing and because of ...
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Ejected SD-Card while Pi was running | Repair SD-Card?

my Pi froze Up and i couldnt get it to start anymore - i turned it on and off but i just couldnt connect via ssh anymore (got connection refused) i thought i broke the image and so i wanted to eject ...
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When plugging in USB stick “Disk Full” error box pops up?

I have a program that records telemetry data every 15 minutes or so into a binary file. If there is no USB stick in any of the USB port, it will save these telemetry data files in the SD Memory card. ...
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SD Card vs USB Stick

Recently I've had two SD Cards failing on me in a very short period. One of them was acceptable, as it ran 24/7 for almost 4 years, but the other one only worked for one week. Both failed so bad that ...
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Raspberry pi 3 B+ Disk IO Bottleneck

I have a RP3 with several docker containers (11) running at home, some for network purposes, other for IoT. The thing is, I've notice several issues related to disk IO, specially when performing unzip ...
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I can't tur on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I just bought my first R PI B+. I have a Kingston 128GB micro SD card with NOOBS downloaded on it. The device is connected to monitor with HDMI cable (I tried 3 different monitors), but it isn't ...
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SD card broken readonly switch, now I broke /boot, no USB keyboard in initramfs. Any way to write to card?

TL;DR: RPi won't boot, other computers check the R/O physical switch, the switch tab is long lost. I have a backup with previous, working state, but can't write it onto the SD card. I have a RPi1, ...
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NOOBS stuck at rainbow screen - Raspberry Pi 4

I formatted my SD card to fat32 using GParted and copied all the files from the official NOOBS Lite download: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/. I unzipped using unzip command on the ...
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Raspbian img on Pi 4: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)

I've just got my first Raspberry Pi 4. I'm trying to install Raspbian's July 2019 version. I've read all related issues to this problem here and I can´t manage to find the problem. I downloaded ...
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Installing Raspbian to an SD card connected to a smartphone

I have no idea why it doesn't work, but my PC doesn't detect SD cards, neither does my laptop. My phone detects the same MicroSD card, if I take the standard SD adapter off and plug it into my phone. ...
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apt-get not working on raspberry pi zero w [Internal error: Oops: 17 [#1] ARM]

I bought a new raspberry pi zero w. I flashed the raspbian lite image on a sd-card, the pi booted normally. But when I try to update it with sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I get the ...
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Copy files to home directory of Raspberry Pi SD card of raspberry pi boot

I want to transfer large files (15 GB total) to the home directory of the Raspberry Pi for processing on the Pi. When I connect the SD card to the computer (macOS), I see a volume boot where the only ...
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Noobs wireless detection

Im reinstalling my raspberry and once i inicialize noobs and search for networks it does not detect my home network but it detects my neighbours. Once it install the raspbian OS, the OS already ...

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