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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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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 ...
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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 ...