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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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Manjaro runs into disk problems: Pi problem or SD card problem?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B v2 running Manjaro with a Nextcloud server. The Nextcloud data directory (and pretty much only that) lies on an external hard disk attached by USB, nearly everything else (...
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How to Disable Filesystem Expansion on First Boot in Bookworm?

I want to prevent the filesystem from automatically expanding on the first boot. Simple methods used in previous versions of Raspbian seem to be no longer applicable from the boot partition. Is there ...
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I cannot boot from SD card, "BusyBox v*** (Debian *** ) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)"

Wanting to reinstall the Raspberry Pi OS on my RaspberryPi5 (64-bit quad-core Cortex-A76 8GB LPDDR4X SDRAM), I did the following: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M status=progress Then I created ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W maximum SD card capacity

What is the maximum SD card capacity for the Pi Zero 2 W? Can it handle 1 TB for the operating system + data all in the SD card? Here they say for the Rasbperry Pi Zero: Because of a hardware ...
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Boot Order Modification on Raspberry Pi Zero 2W (USB -> SDcard)

I have an RPI Zero 2W and I have a question regarding booting (bootloader, boot order). First of all, I've set up USB booting using an SD card on the Raspberry Pi. What I want to do is to change the ...
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Is there a way to whitelist a set of SD-cards for a single raspi?

I teach courses with Raspberry Pis and I would like to prevent people to bring their own (malicious) SD-cards with them and replace my cards by theirs. I thought about whitelisting (like with a set of ...
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is it ok to link /var/log to /tmp or /run to save the SD card

You have probably read the Raspberry Pi: Extending the life of the SD card article on zdnet by now. It features this line: tmpfs /var/log tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,mode=0755,size=100m ...
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Raspberry Pi 400 Boot Failure: "failed to open device 'SDCARD'"

Encountered Error: The Raspberry Pi 400 displays the following error message upon boot: failed to open device 'SDCARD' cmd 371a010 status 1fff00001 Background: I used the official Raspberry Pi Imager ...
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Why has 64GB SD RPi Bullseye OS card "lost" half it's capacity after opening on PC

I attempted to set up a RP print server using Bullseye(32) on RP 3B+. There were issues that pointed to an i386 problem (...for another day..). I read Bookworm supported i368 so I decided to start ...
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Corrupted Micro SD on Pi 0 W (RAW partition, can't format)

I have a 256gb card and a Pi 0 W. both were sitting on the shelf for the past year until I decided to try flashing Raspbian with Pi imager and boot the Pi. I made the ssh file, plugged it in and ...
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Can you use/interchange the same Ubuntu Desktop 23.10 sd-card in a Raspberry Pi 4 and a Raspberry Pi 5?

I have both a Raspberry Pi 4 and a Raspberry Pi 5, and I am wondering if it is safe and successful to use a Ubuntu Desktop 23.10 formatted SD-Card between the two (ie. use it in the rpi4 for a while, ...
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Raspberry stuck with red light (no green light) after trying to connect with 7inch display and GPIO

I bought a Raspberry 5: I run the first configuration and everything seems to work. in the past, I had purchased the official 7-inch display for a Raspberry 3: however the display cable (the flexible ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 SD Card reader rejects SD cards intermittently

I have a Raspberry Pi 4. It worked up until a week ago, then upon a regular reboot, it gives me -110 error. But not always, sometimes it even boots to desktop. I even tried other SD Cards, including a ...
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Memory allocation failed (OV5640 VGA format, RGB565) with Raspberry Pico

I'm new to this forum and new to Pico. I'm currently working on a laser scanner using an OV5640 5Mpx I2C CAM and a Raspberry Pico. However, I'm encountering an issue when attempting to increase the ...
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RaspberryPi 4b won't boot from SD card anymore

I have used my RaspberryPi 4B multiple times with the same sd card. Everything worked perfectly fine. To test if the RaspberryPi fits in a case I got for it, I removed the sd card. After putting it ...
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How to create a fat32 file system on bare metal raspberry pi 4?

There is some "os" tutorial for raspberry pi 4: https://github.com/isometimes/rpi4-osdev https://github.com/rust-embedded/rust-raspberrypi-OS-tutorials but they did not refer to how to build ...
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RasPi3B+ won't read SD cards

As stated the old rpi 3B+ worked fine until 1 boot where it no longer read the SD cards. (ACT light not lighting up at all, PWR light constantly on.) Happened after I tried swapping from dynamic IP to ...
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How do I boot only off a USB drive (with no SD card inserted)? [duplicate]

Do I need a MicroSD card for my Raspberry Pi 3 B, or can I simply use a USB flash drive (and no MicroSD card)?
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How to save raspi data from the SD Card

I recently installed the computer-vision-related libraries on my Raspberry Pi 4 running [os-bullseye]. However, I cannot log in to the system after the installation. Issue Description: While logIn ...
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raspberry pi 4 red and green light solid

current problem with raspberry pi 4 4GB, raspberry pi 4 red and green light solid - with SD Card plugged in - Raspian OS installed. When i use the SD Card recovery the green light turns off with the ...
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How can I run a Raspberry Pi for a long time without disk failures?

I tried running Pis on SD cards. Those failed after days. Then, I switched to USB thumb drives. I tested two models only so far (Store 'n' Stay NANO and SanDisk Ultra Fit, 32 GB). They fail within ...
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Is it possible to transfer a microSD with Ubuntu OS image to different Pi models?

My Raspberry Pi 3B seems to be slow and hangs when I try to install packages, however, I still want to use it due to its low power usage compared to newer Pi's. I just wanted to know if I can use a ...
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Recover / reset SSH access without external monitor?

How can I regain SSH access if I: Have physical access to the device Do not have a way of plugging in an external monitor (or serial console) Was previously using SSH
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Fastest Way to Flash OS Image to Raspberry pi SD card

I want to Flash OS Image in a Much Faster way , In network Boot Mode, Currently i am using DD Command to Flash OS to 32 GB SDCARD on Client raspberry pi 4 board, its taking 10mins for 6.5GB image size,...
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Multiple first time start issues, including "Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)"

So from what I have been googling, it sounds like it could be the SD card, but it is brand new and no other applications detect an error with it. Hopefully someone here can help me confirm. I bought a ...
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Is my SD card dead that it shows wrong size in fdisk and not writable? How did it happen?

Suddenly one day the SD card in my Raspberry Pi went bad. The card is 16 GB. Now if I put it in any of my card reader and connect it to my Linux PC, fdisk -l shows the follows: Disk /dev/sdc: 30.61 ...
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Latest Raspbian 10 Buster flashed onto 32gb micro sd card not booting Pi 1 Model B

Flashed using a 4gb sd card with slightly older release of the same buster os with dd, which itself boots fine on the same model B. But when I attempt to boot using the latest legacy buster lite os (...
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How can I check read and write time to SD card on my rpi?

I want to check the reading and writing time on my SD card on my RPI.
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COM disconnects and program fails when including code trying to initialize SD card (RP2040 Pi Pico W running Arduino)

I'm having an issue where anytime I run a program such as the SD card read write example (Below) the COM port disconnects. The only changes I have made to the example code is I am using SPI1 instead ...
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Deleted the contents of the sd card but made sure to back it up problem

Deleted the contents of the sd card but made sure to back it up but when I am simply try to copy paste the contents it does not work. My raspberry pi does not boot up. Any suggestions on what I can do?...
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How to make a raspberry pi "hot unpluggable"

I want to be able to just pull the power on my raspberry pi project. I am aware that sd cards don't like that. Is it possible to use some kind of other persistent storage such as a flash drive or some ...
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Imager. Download corrupt. Hash does not match

I'm trying to create an SD card with Raspberry Pi OS Lite (64-bit). It writes up to 196% and then gives an error "The download is corrupted. The hash does not match." Is the SD card died?
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Raspberry pi not displaying anything

I'm using a rapsberry pi 4 with the original power supply. Everything was working with the pi and then one day I turn it on and it no longer works. When I turn the pi on the red light is constantly on,...
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IO capacity of SD and USB on RPi 4B

Ignoring the limitations of the SD card or SSD (via USB) what is the limitation on read and write speed in MB/s provided by the RPi 4B itself on the SD card and USB connection. I don't know much about ...
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I installed Raspbian 32 bit. But 'arch' writes aarch64

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 B. I have tried burning multiple systems on a 32 GB SD card using Raspberry Pi Imager v.1.7.4: Raspbian 10 lite 32 bit, then Raspbian 11 lite 32 bit, and then booted manually ...
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Pico Pi giving synthax error on pillow library

I am running a main.py file on the Pico Pi that imports a test file in a SD card that is connected by a module. The test.py file then imports PIL from the same directory as the file. I believe this ...
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Add an external micro SD card for Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

I own a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and a micro sd card reader usually used with arduino. Is it possible to connect them using spi? My sd card reader is the following: Thank you for the help!
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mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD on RPi4B and SD is perfectly working

SD card is working fine, it is not dead. Boot Diagnostics screen when sd card is not inserted After inserting the sd card, it reboots and this is what it shows I tried flashing the same os image on ...
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Raspberry Pi SD Card Reader Overheat?

We have Raspberry Pi 3B, and tried plugging it in after trying to supply power using the GPIO pins but to no response. We tried to turn it on again using the cable charger we initially used but only ...
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Safe method for SD backup and recovery on a Mac

I have tried several methods on my Mac to backup and recover an image of the SDs on my raspis. The only method that has consistently proved to work for me is the "dd" from Mac terminal. The ...
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not sure what type of m.2 ssd to adfd to my Pi 4

I'm new to Raspberry Pi. I'm still confused after online research about what type of SSD to add to my Pi 4B with 4G. I'm planning to use it as either a media server or a home automation server running ...
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Resolve Green Screen on Boot Without Reinstalling OS

Recently, my Raspbian OS froze on my Raspberry Pi 4, and when I restarted the machine, it immediately produced a solid green screen. Research suggests that it is most likely due to a corrupted OS, and ...
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What's the difference between `CLK_EN` and `CLK_INTLEN` in the Control1 register of the EMMC module on the Raspberry Pi?

In the manual for the BCM2835, the CONTROL1 register of the Arasan EMMC module has a: CLK_EN field for "SD clock enable" CLK_INTLEN field for "Clock enable for internal EMMC clocks for ...
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Does Raspberry Pi 4 support boot medium other than SD card

Does Raspberry Pi 4 support boot medium other than SD card. Can I boot raspberry Pi from EMMC or NOR flash ? Thanks, Swapnil
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BOOT Error: end Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

I did sudo halt and then power off the raspberry pi, then power off. And the next time I power on the pi, I can't boot the system anymore, and got this error. I successfully run the commands fsck -y /...
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Unable to boot from USB

I am trying to boot the OS on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ by using an external SD reader connected via USB cable. As far as I understood by launching lsblk, the SD reader is mounted in /dev/sdb. So, I have ...
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Boot from USB with a Raspberry Pi 4B that apparently has a broken SD card reader

I have spent the last couple of days testing my Raspberry Pi 4B to be able to boot from the SD card. Apparently, I think that the SD card reader stopped working, and I can not have any OS inside my ...
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Net install fails, could sd card be the issue?

I recently got my first RPi (4 model B 2GB) and a brand new SD card (Goconecto 1TB micro SD XC 3 A2). I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server via the net installer. Up to now I've tried 20.04 64bit, 22.04 ...
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How to restore a corrupted SD card

I'm well aware this question has been asked about a million times already but apparently nothing seems to help me. I was just going about my business over ssh on my raspi zero when I suddenly lost ...
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Any (old?) Pi with non-micro SD card?

Is there or were there ever any Raspberry Pi with "full sized" (non-micro) SD card? I've been reading a number of articles on SD cards issues for RPi, namely: How to Repair a Broken ...
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