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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What are the differences in architecture of Model 2 and Model 3B+? (SD card not working in model 3B+)

I have two raspberries (model 2 and model 3B+) and two sd cards. I wanted to swap the cards. The card from model 2 is not recognised in model 3B+. There is no green LED which indicates that the ...
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Bind sd card to a specific raspberry Pi

Is it possible to tie an SD card to a Raspberry Pi? I want it this way if you try the SD card in another Raspberry Pi that Linux does not start or that the SD card formats itself. Furthermore, it ...
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Is it safe to reuse a crashed SD card?

I have the following set-up: RPi 3 8GB MLC microSD partition 1: root and the rest (read-only) partition 2: /var filesystem (rw) continuous writes to /var/logs system will experience unexpected sudden ...
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Compute Module 3+, using SD card on sd1

I have a custom designed board using the compute module 3+, booting from the EMMC with an SD card interface connected to GPIO 34-39. From what I've read elsewhere the only thing I need to do is to ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 will not display to HDMI monitor nor ssh

I have Raspbian 9.9 installed on the SD card which runs fine and displays to my monitor via DVI to HDMI adapter. I formatted a 1TB SSD to ext4 and followed the https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-...
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Performance of OS install on SD vs USB 3

I was wondering if I should think about installing the OS on a USB 3.0 stick and using the USB 3.0 port rather than the Class 10 Micro SD card to enhance read/write speeds. Is there a performance ...
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Creating an image file from an SD card

I have a Raspberry Pi distribution on a bootable 32 GB SD card. What I would like to do, is the following: Shrink the partition to 4 GB (that's the size of the data on the card). Create an .img file ...
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Using Raspberry Pi to flash its own SD card

I'm developing a Buildroot OS for the Raspberry Pi, and my workflow requires very frequent re-flashing of the SD card to test new iterations. The process of removing the SD card from the Pi, flashing ...
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software copy protection in raspberry pi [closed]

i need to ensure that even if my executable C/C++ codes are copied to another raspberry Pi (dumping the SDcard), they will not run there. what are the possible ways to do this. Update: adding "PI ...
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micro-sd-card will not stay in. How can I rectify

The micro-sd-card will not stay in by Pi. It is pushed out by the spring. I think that the latch must be broken. Is there a way to fix it, so that the SD-card stays in? Model: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ...
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Why Raspberry Pi Zero W is missing to log data constantly every second?

I'm doing a project where I want to record IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) readings. I want to use pretty high sampling frequency and I'm using Raspberry Pi Zero W to send PWM signal of 800Hz to ...
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SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Raspbian Stretch Lite on a read-only SD card which periodically saves files on the secondary storage. Since there will be sudden shutdowns I'm wondering which ...
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Corrupted image file when using win32 [closed]

What things make the file is corrupted and not readable as an image file?! if the sd card is read-only, this prevent that I able to take a copy from it??!
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broken micro SD slot and super glue on sd card

After just a couple uses of my raspberry pi 3 B+, I saw that for some reason it wouldn't turn on. The problem, I found, was that slot for the micro SD card had fallen off. No matter how many time I ...
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How to format a broken SD card without using a computer

I have a problem with how to format an SD card without a computer. Suppose my SD card is connected to a Pi 3 and this Pi is in a package. As soon as the package is opened, even in power off mode the ...
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Release SSH Access without raspi-config

I would like to know if it is possible - and if so, how would you do it - release SSH access without the need to connect rpi and open raspi-config. I once heard something about creating a file / ...
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Pi don't connect to PC via USB (Etcher built two partision in SD Card) [duplicate]

I need to connect my raspberry Zero to my PC via USB (with my Linux LMDE ), Si i found this instruction. Firstly i downloaded the Raspbian Stretch with desktop version for my SD card and i use ...
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SD card stopped booting the Pi, but format and re-image didn't fix it

I built a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ for someone, and it ran fine for several months. The user said they started having problems with it, and had to pull the power to fix it, and that this had happened ...
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How to recover files from pi SD card which can't boot

My SD card is not booting more. This is the error end Kernel panic - not sycing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-black(179,2) I tried many wasy to boot it that are given on internet, no ...
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Raspberry pi 3 model B does not boot from USB

I've got a Raspberry pi 3 model B+, but unfortunately the SD card slot has broken, so I googled about booting RPI3 from USB and I realized it's possible but all tutorial that I've read mentioned that ...
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RPi3 cloned SD will not boot

I have a RPi3 B with an SD (16GB) created with balenaEtcher from '2019-04-08-raspbian-stretch-full'. I've cloned it, first with Win32DiskImager, and now with rpi-clone. It wouldn't boot in either ...
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loading additional sd card on raspberry pi zero w

hopefully this is the right place to ask this question.. I'm currently trying to add an additional micro SD card to a raspberry pi zero w. I am using the SPI1 interface with wiring as: sd pin rpi ...
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Strange Issues with Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+

I'm experiencing very strange issues with my recently acquired pi. It will only boot some of the time. I installed NOOBS, and through that Libreelec, which worked fine. Tried to install berry boot, ...
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Could I have ruined my RPi 3's SD card by putting it in a tablet?

I have a Raspberry Pi B+ (2014) that was working great until I formatted an external hard drive, restarted the Pi, and ran into this issue with fstab. I tried putting the SD card in both an old Nook ...
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Raspberry SD card port problem [duplicate]

I have problem with my Raspberry Pi 3 b+. I think the SD card slot is broken. I don't have a monitor, so I am using VNC viewer to remote my Noobs. I installed Noobs on my SD card, but when I plug it ...
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256 gb class 3 SD card stop booting

So I'm trying to understand whats going on. I have a raspberry pi 2+ it was working well with a 32 gb kingston sd card, 1 usb hub with 2 hard drives and a small touch screen. So I've decided to ...
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View files on a Raspbian SD Card from a Mac?

Recently, my Pi 3 broke, and I had some important files on its Raspbian Stretch SD card. I would like to get these files off the SD card without buying a whole new Pi. Does anyone know a way of doing ...
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Etcher (process stopped due to power cut now what?)

I was flashing my SD card with rasbian using etcher. while validating 5% my computer turned off due to power cut now when I turned it on the sd card capacity shows 42 mb so I formatted it nothing ...
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SanDisk Ultra SD Card with Raspberry Pi 3+ Suddenly Stopped Working (and is Overheated!)

It has been about a week since I booted into my Raspberry Pi. This evening when I booted it, raspberrypi.local could not be detected on the network. However the card was burning burning hot I ...
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Pi Zero onboard time lapse camera read only file system?

I'm trying to build an onboard time lapse camera for my motorbike using a Pi Zero and a Pi camera powered by a USB port of my 5V 2.1A charger socket which has a on/off switch. since I'd rather avoid ...
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Moving sd card to a larger one

I'm sure there are lots and lots of people asking this but I couldnt find a good answer. How should i move my x GB sd card content to the new XX gb sd card since i have multiple partitions? I ...
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Raspberry Shut down After trying to connect fan

I just bought a new Raspberry Pi 3B+ UK and was working with it for about 2 hours, and then when I was not at home, my son noticed that the CPU is hot and tried to cool it down with a normal 5V PC fan ...
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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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How to avoid resizing (shrink) of SD card and connection refused error in putty for installing raspberry pi

I am new with raspberry pi, I want to start the raspberry pi 3,Model B on laptop connected with ethernet cable, but as I want to create a ssh file( with no .txt extension)for the network error:...
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Raspberry Pi doesn't boot sometimes, turns off sometimes but a few minutes later turns off again

Hello I have the following problem, my Raspberry PI 3b+ doesn't start sometimes and when it does start if I do anything (for example remote-desktop through xrdp to install an application or just I ...
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Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt during work

(Full logs are also posted here) My RPi3B+ have ArchLinuxARM running on it (armv7h version). Latest kernel and all updates (only packages from official repos + yay installed from AUR). My SD is ...
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How to recover 'deleted' microSD card space? [duplicate]

I've been playing around with my RPi3B lately and for whatever reason wanted to reformat my SD card. I'm unsure how I did it but now when I insert the card it says there is only 31mb of space. The ...
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Copy program to SD card before boot

I'd like to "install" a programm on the Pis SD card before I instert it into the Pi and ideally configure it to run after boot. When I insert the SD card into my PC, all I can see is the boot folder,...
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Dualboot second OS without formatting previous OS

My PI 3 is currently running NOOBS on a Class 10 SD-Card. I see tons of guides online, but they always note to format the SD-Card. I want to dualboot another OS like Kali or Android (Emteria) aside ...
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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 ...