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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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Corrupted MicroSD Card

Recently, I ran the command: startx After running that command, Raspbian didn't let me login. So I reset the OS using NOOBS. I remember running startx because I had to to use gparted or something. ...
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USB hub is switched into USB1 mode with USB2 peripherals

I was wondering why my USB sd-cardreader operates that slow, see this benchmark: root@DietPi:~# hdparm -tT /dev/sda1 /dev/sda1: Timing cached reads: 4 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2.00 MB/sec ...
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How to copy files from an SD in a USB card reader

I have a bunch of files I'd like to send to my rpi. I have them in 2 places: 1. on my mac and 2. on a an SD card for my pi that has corruption in the kernel and won't boot. I'd like to put the files ...
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Installing new OS using the Pi

I don't have another computer to go in and mess around with the SD card. Is it possible to change operating systems from within the Pi itself?
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Setting up Rasbian, WI-FI connexion and SSH directly into the SD card

I would like to set-up everything on my Raspberry Pi Zero (WI-FI and SSH) without the need of a keyboard and monitor, and I was wondering if I could do it directly from my main PC into the SD card, so ...
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Emulating an SD Card For Physical Device

Okay the title sounds ambiguous because I have yet to find a good way to phrase what I'm looking for. What I want to accomplish is having a physical cable with an SD card shaped plug on one end, and ...
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SDFormatter / Windows Crashes When Inserting Raspberri Pi SD Card

I just received my first Raspberry Pi in the form of a CanaKit Starter Kit. I was able to install Raspbian just fine, but wanted to install RetroPie instead. Following some instructions online, I ...
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What size the SD card need to be? Does the ‘Class’ matter?

What should be the minimum size of SD card and class of Raspberry Pi for better performance of the right size.Is SD card just used to initially flash the board with the OS, or does it need to remain ...
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Sd card gets corrupted on some monitors?

When connected to Monitor DELL e2218hn, SD card with NOOBS installed is getting corrupted within 2-3 hours of use. This is not the case with other monitors as it works really smooth. ISSUE: When Pi ...
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Matching your Raspberry Image into a smaller SD-Card size - using fsarchive and a fresh image on the smaller SD-Card

Everybody knows - by raspi-config we can expand the image to the borders of the ext4 partition of the SD-card, but shrinking is impossible. This will generate copy problems, using a second SD-card to ...
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Prepare SD card for auto-pairing with bluetooth keyboard

I already own a bluetooth keyboard, and want to use it with my newly ordered Pi Zero W. I don't want to buy a USB keyboard just for bootstrapping. Given the bluetooth MAC address of my keyboard, and ...
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Unable to get to recovery mode, sd card write protected, vfs error unable to mount root fs on unknown- block(179,2)

So I've followed a whole bunch of issues here for a good few hours and I wouldn't ask here if I wasn't completely out of ideas. So today I came home to find my rpi3 unresponsive. It's running Stretch,...
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SD Card Copy failed

I used SD Card Copy utility on Raspbian Stretch, the copied card will not boot. Error indicates end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! Tried multiple SD cards. What do I need to ...
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not able to mount mmcblk0p2 after using etcher?

I have flashed 16gb SD card with Raspbian lite using etcher for Pi 3B+. After successful flashing the boot partition is visible but the rootfs partition shows the following error what should I do ?
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raspberry pi compute module replication

I have a raspberry pi compute module with me and I have installed a number of programs into it. I have to reinstall the same programs on a number of such modules. Is there any way that I can create ...
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badly resized partition on sd card

when I installed Raspbian Stretch Lite (2018-11-13) on my 16GB SD card, with dd (dd bs=4M if=2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img of=/dev/sdb conv=fsync) and then tried it, I quickly ran out of space ...
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Raspi 3B+ Broken SD card slot USB boot? Berryboot?

So I bought a $60 Raspberry Pi 3B+ startup kit from wish I know Im dumb and it had been working for a good bit but then after a week or so I had been trying to figure out what OS to use and what LCD I ...
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Which software can I install on rasppberry pi to write image files on to sd cards? [duplicate]

I did'nt get any errors using sudo dd bs=4M if=raspian.img of=/dev/sda1, the terminal showed success but when I plug my sd card into the pi, pi was not booting up! Can someone suggest me some ...
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Cloning the Raspberry Pi SD Card as a balenaEtcher-ready instal-able image

I'm currently working on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with Raspbian Stretch, and I have installed several libraries such as TensorFlow and OpenCV. These installations took quite some time to do, and I ...
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Blinking green ACT led with no SD card inserted [duplicate]

My pi (Pi 3) with Hassio on a miniSD card in it decided not to work one day with intermittent random green blinking light after I disconnected it to move it to another room. I was running Hassio on ...
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Editing Pi 3 System files on SD outside Linux?

Following the Tutorial - How to give your Raspberry Pi a Static IP Address my Pi 3+ doesn't appear on network. I have no HDMI display and I am trying to restore the original /etc/network/interfaces. ...
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Pi stopped booting after one night

Last night I set up my Raspberry Pi Model 3B+ as a Samba Server with an External Hard drive. After connecting to it on one of my PCs, I went to sleep. I also had VNC Server set up on the Pi so I had ...
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Transfer files from my old SD card to a new one

Totally lost on this. I accidentally fried my pi by connecting the wires on a Motor driver the wrong way round! So, new PI and as I didn't update Raspbian I had to download Noobs to a new card. Up and ...
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3 B+ SD card partitions

Looking at the SD Card (32) it has 6 partitions, I would like to use berryboot and have a choice of OS's there are only 2 partitions used on the SD card, can I or should I expand the the 2 used ones ...
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How to edit Raspberry Pi files from SD card on Windows machine?

I am distributing multiple Raspberry Pi OS images, all images are almost identical, the only difference is that there is one file /usr/MyFolder/MyFile.txt which content is different for different ...
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Thermal imaging

I was wondering if anyone knows of a thermal imaging app for either iOS or android, just purchased an p3 b+ and just trying to get a few things clarified befor I start her up, also any info on a ...
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SD Card Copier - Space lost on backup

I'm making backups of my SD card as a preventative measure using the desktop tool "SD Card Copier". Whenever I make a backup using this tool, I end up with 2GB less free space ("Available") reported ...
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Cloned Raspi Zero W boots into Emergency Mode

I have a Raspi (3+) that for whatever reason I need to clone to use as a temporary backup for downtime later on. After realising the effort needed to recreate it from scratch, I cloned its entire SD ...
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3D printer corrupts Pi when shutdown

I have my rPi hooked up to my printer via USB connection and powered by a power adapter as supplied with the kit from amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07BD3WHCK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?...
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Restore backup failed (using rsync)

I backuped my RPI following goldilock's answer (Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?). Running this: rsync -axHv --delete --exclude-from=rsync-exclude.txt --rsh="ssh" root@...
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How to install noobs after trying to install rasbian with pre-configured noobs

I just bought an Raspberry Pi Zero unit that came with Vilros utils. I get within the package a 16gb SD-Card that was pre installed with NOOBS. When I received the package, I looked inside the SD-...
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Ripped off display connector, raspberry not working anymore?

i am using a Raspi 3b v1.2. I ripped parts of my display connector off by accident and then removed the whole thing with pliers, because i will never use it anyways. Now my raspberry won't boot. Is a ...
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Sandberg Multi Card Reader with Raspberry Pi 3 Modell B

how do you get a Sandberg Multi Card Reader running with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B? I connect the card reader with a 16 GB Hama SD Card, which only contains photos. The card reader is not responding (LED ...
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SD card in read-only after NOOBS installation

I was booting for the first time a Raspberry Pi with NOOBs, the installation was doing fine until it got stuck for more than 20 min. After a quick read on the internet it was apparently fine to power-...
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Backup the system image, and restore with different size of SD card [duplicate]

I know how to backup system image, but what if I want to restore the image to a different size of SD card that does not match the one I backup from? Generally 2 cases: 1. The source SD card is 16G, ...
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Add-on sd card in pi?

I want add-on SD card reader/writer/slot/controller in my raspberry pi so that i can keep OS separate from my program. Primary SD card will load OS and work normally and program & data will remain ...
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In raspberrypi 3v3 pin output is not providing power

i am working with raspberry pi suddenly my terminal got stuck and after i dis-connect my raspberrypi and again connect it ;but it not detect my raspberrypi sd card and i found that 3v3 pin is not ...
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Use SD Card Copier to create backup to USB, then copy back to SD card?

I'm trying to make a backup of my raspberry pi (raspbian) so I can come back to this backup just in case something bad happens. The problem is that I only have 1 SD card. I know that you can use SD ...
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Boot from USB, if no then SD card

What I want to do is something really simple just like in an ordinary computer you can set the boot order, I'd like to do this on a raspberry pi, if there is a bootable usb media use that, if not fall ...
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read only Raspbian and microSD partitioning

is it true that if I set Raspbian as read only I can prevent any microSD corruption due to power faults, so that I can simply unplug the battery instead of the clean "Menu > Shutdown"? if it is true ...
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System Freezing Up, Bad SD?

I have a Pi 3 B running Raspbian Stretch. Recently, I started experiencing lag logging in with SSH, and sporadically during use. It really became apparent when I tried zipping my 2GB Plex library ...
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build a minimal camera (OV5647 + microSD + ?)

I want to use the OV5647 camera module to start to store data (as soon as it is fed, I don't know yet whether in photo or video format) to a microSD choosing a specific rate and resolution (e.g. ...
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RPI3 does not boot, after which SD card is no longer usable

I have an RPi3 B+ on which I had set up NextCloudPi, using an external USB drive to store files to. Everything worked fine, so I decided to put the RPi into a case. I used an original RPi case. When I ...
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Is it possible to clone the SD Card to a USB flash drive and boot from it?

I have a new Raspbery Pi 3 B+ which actually boots from a 8 Gb SD Card. Now I want to toggle to a 32 Gb USB flash drive, so I wanted to clone the SD Card. I think it should work, but I can't succeed. ...
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Creating symbolic link in RASPBIAN (reduce I/Os on memory card)

I'm doing this to reduce I/Os on memory card of raspberry pi. I want to redirect logs under /var/log to a mounted external drive. I am using following commands in the stated order to create the links. ...
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Can it be an issue to record videos directly on the SD card of a Raspberry Pi?

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and the picam v2 to record videos continuously for several days. Files recorded are only 5-minute long. Can I save files on the SD card directly, or should I use an ...
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How to log camera video to Rasberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi and a webcam, what I want is to connect the webcam to the Pi, and log the camera content to an SD card. How to do it? I have searched it on google, it seems I need a video card ...
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RP 3b - green led flashes 4 times [duplicate]

I tested one SD card on 2 different RPis and I get the same pattern: no boot, green led blinks continuously on a 4-blink pattern. This would point to a problem with the SD card but I tried reading the ...
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how to install several different Operating Systems on pi 3 b+ sd card and how to access them

I wish to install several different Op Systems on one micro sd card for a pi 3b+. I use octopi for running a 3d printer and interested in dietpi and more to experiment with. Will be looking into an ...
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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: /...