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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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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Good SD card, Pi won't boot

I have 2 x Raspberry Pi 3s (mine is a 3B, his 3B+). I cloned my SD card for a friend, and the new card works in my Pi. His Pi will only boot to the rainbow screen. Solid red light on the back. The ...
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My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it

My Raspberry Pi's OS is Raspbian Stretch Lite. My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it. I'm not able to access it via SSH. I have connected the SD card of my Raspberry Pi to my ...
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Is it possible to boot from both USB and SD-card

After following official USB boot instruction I was able to write program_usb_boot_mode=1 to OTP and boot from USB. But it looks like am not able to boot from SD-card anymore. Are these options ...
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How to mount a virtual hard disk image file so that it is recognized by the SD Card Copier application?

The SD Card Copier application allows the Raspbian system running on the SD card to clone itself to a usb storage (mostly another SD card), without the need to shutdown the system and remove the SD ...
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Kernel Panic VFS Error During Boot

I recently started getting this error during bootup on an SD Card with Raspbian Stretch-Lite: ---[end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I looked around ...
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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 ...