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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Raspberry Pi Zero only booting 50% of the time

I have come across a very peculiar problem. I have a Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3 running Raspbian Jessie Lite on a 64 GB SanDisk micro SD card. The Pi is powered via the micro USB port (not the OTG port ...
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Can a project work in one pi and not in another(both working pi's) [closed]

I have two Raspberry Pi 2's and a project on an SD Card that was in one of the Pis until I wanted to change it out (aka green and red light on, white screen on my LCD display), but starting the Pi ...
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Sd card not working after unplugging from the Pi

I just got two micro sd cards, I wrote latest jessy raspbian on the first, then pluged it into the Pi, it was good until I unplug it from the Pi, then trying to open it again on my PC, the PC could ...
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SD Card error Compute Module 3+

I have a custom designed board using a CM3+ module and an extra sd card on GPIO 34 to 39. I used the following dtoverlay to enable the correct ALT3 functions of the pins: dtoverlay=sdio,poll_once=off,...
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Can't get past rainbow screen with Kali install process

I am new (to all of this, Pis, Linux, etc). This is my first real attempt at working directly with hardware as well. I needed a new project so I got a Canakit started set which came with a Raspi 3B+,...
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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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Raspberry Pi Zero W booting problem

I ordered a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I have an 8 GB size SD card, I have installed the newest Raspbian on it, but it isn't booting. I tried with NOOBS and Raspbian lite too. There is no fail/success boot ...
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Error trying to reformat SD card

After bad attempt to update Raspbian version from Jessie to Stretch my Raspberry PI 3 failed to boot (green LED is blinking 4 times). I tried to reformat microSD card to install new version of ...
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Raspberry Pi flashing rainbow screen

I used etcher to load the image of the raspbian lite onto a micro sd card. When I try to boot up my raspberry pi with a previously used sd card it works. Then I take out that SD card and try the new ...
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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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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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mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card in Raspberry pi 4

guys, I'm having a problem about my raspberry pi 4 At first, it works without a problem but after 1 day when I run the raspberry pi 4 again it cant boot properly I have a 5.1v/3A adapter and tried ...
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Is it possible to flash the sd card without removing it?

I have my pi 3 B+ in a case, and in the event I need to completely reinstall it, I'd rather not unscrew the case. Is there a way I can get at it through USB? Ideally I'd love the whole pi board to act ...
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Project Guideline/ Suggestions: Arduino Mega-Raspberry Pi Combo for HD Video Streaming with Stamping

I hope all is well. I'm new to the Raspberry Pi arena, and would love some feedback on the feasibility of this project: I have an Arduino Mega that's logging data (in addition to other stuff which is ...
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How to revert misconfigured BOOT_ORDER value on RPI4?

I've had my RPI4 configured to boot from the network if there is no SD card inserted (for bare metal programming) but firmware update restored it back to SD boot only. So I've tried to make it boot ...
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SD card related random freezes

I am using raspberry pi 2 (B+) in a biology lab to do real time tracking of small insects. Basically, we have an python/opencv program that detect positions of animals and saves it in a MySQL db. We ...
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Resizing a SD card with NOOBS installed

I am having massive problems with moving my system to a bigger card (8GB -> 32 GB). raspi-config extending filesystem doesn't work with NOOBS, I tried gparted where I couldn't re-size my partition due ...
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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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Problem copying SD card with `dd` on OSX

i am trying to back up my sd-card(16GB) with Mac using: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk3 of=~/Desktop/raspberrypi20161117_r.dmg bs=1m Output: dd: /dev/rdisk3: Input/output error 2996+0 records in 2996+0 ...
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Can we create raspberry sd card image to only the file size it is using not the complete card size images

I made an image of 16GB card which is now a 14.8 GB which is exact to the card memory , can we make image with file size used like it is currently using 6GB only.
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Raspberry Pi 2 Won't Boot

I have a problem with my Raspberry Pi 2, after a week yesterday I tried to boot up but it won't read my SD Card & I'm not getting any display on my TV. I checked the PWR & ACT led on the board ...
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Largest micro sd card

What is the largest micro sd card that the Raspberry Pi 3 can handle? I have a 64 gb card that works flawlessly, but would like to try something larger.
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Beginner help setup

I've set up my rasberri pi4 month or so ago and tried to restart but stuck on screen with color stripes please help
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Copy existing Raspbian installation to smaller SD card

Is it possible to copy an existing and configured Raspbian installation to a smaller SD card? When I first installed Raspbian I only had a 32 GB card at hand which obviously is bigger than needed.
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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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Which process is accessing the SD card?

I have a Raspberry Pi3 Model B+ that is used as a backup server. The backup tool is configured to write all data to an external NTFS formatted drive. However, the SD card is constantly accessed (...
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Formatting SDXC Card - Format Size Adjustment option doesn't exist?

So I'm trying to format my 64 GB SD card, using the instructions on the Raspberry Pi website (for Windows). They say to run the SD Formatter with Format Size Adjustment set to ON. But in the SD ...
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SD card corruption

I know there are a few debates about SD card corruption, but nothing is good enough for me. In the beginning there was no problem with the SD cards, but lately it happened a lot after power failure. ...
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Boot raspberry without SD card slot?

The SD card slot of my Raspberry Pi was broken. I tried to replace (solder) it with one that i bought at eBay but with no success. I know that a SD slot is required but is there another a way to get ...
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sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

Yesterday, I was programming GPIO controls for a robot in class and left for a few minutes to work with another group. I came back to find all the GPIO disconnected and sh: can't access tty; job ...
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Raspberry Pi - 4 blinks

I'll start by saying that I probably shorted something to cause this. I noticed this behavior the next morning after spilling some water next to it. I didn't think any got on it through the holes in ...
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Can different raspberry pi models share SD cards?

Can I use a SD card from another Raspberry Pi (say a Raspberry Pi 2) on another raspberry pi model (say a Raspberry Pi Zero)? Note I am NOT referring to the same model! I am referring to DIFFERENT ...
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What is a proper way to remotely update a folder?

I have made recently 14 Raspberrie Pis 3 Model B with some software on them: Raspbian OS Apache 2 Several additional Python packages Several folders with HTML, JS and Python files developed by me. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 will not load SD Card

I have a very strange problem and have gone through 2 pi's atm. I have Raspberry Pi 3, I put an OMV imageon it [1]. The first time I boot up the Raspberry Pi it outputs and has a Kernal error: I try ...
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Raspberry pi 3 model b doesn't boot

I recently bought a new pi 3 from a merchant on a platform like ebay. It came as a combo with power supply 2.5A, the board itself, heatsinks and the white and red enclosure box. Everything looks fine ...
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Backup SanDisk Ultra 32GB using Win32DiskImager or Roadkill

I formatted the SD card using Windows Vista and SD Formatter. Then I copied NOOBs files, inserted it into the PI3 and installed all my softare (Raspberry...). The system works but I am unable to ...
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Problems formatting a micro SDHC card

Raspberry Pi V2-Jessie crashed. I cannot reformat SD card??? My Raspberry Pi V2 running Jessie crashed yesterday. As I watched the boot up afterwards it was full of errors relating to the boot SD, ...
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Is the sd card slot supposed to overheat so much that the micro sd card melts?

I was using my first raspberry pi 3 for about half an hour, then when i turn it on again in a few hours, it doesn't turn on at all. I noticed that the SD card slot was extremely hot, and the SD card ...
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waiting for sd card (setting partition)

I installed NOOBS in my sd card and used Raspibian for a while. Recently I decided to change, so I opened my sd card and copied all the files to another computer (made a "backup"). I formatted my sd ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SD card cloning

I have one Raspberry Pi (3 Model B) with mostly working software. I will need 6 Pi's (same model) to behave similarly. So I thought that it would be a grat idea to just clone 6 SD cards from working ...
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Unable to clone old sd on new one (same size) with win32 disk imager

I'm trying to move my buster installation from a pi4b 1.2 from the card I borrowed from my brother (32gb samsung evo plus) to a new SanDisk extreme 32gb, both seem to be genuine (or a least of the ...
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Raspberry Pi - Rainbow screen

I'm trying to boot up Exton's Android build on Raspberry Pi 2, but I seem to be getting the rainbow screen. Here is what I have - 4 partitions as follows boot which has 512 MB, flagged as bootable ...
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Which bus does the RPi 3's micro SD slot use?

Is it USB, PCIe, or something else? I ask because I'm looking for a way to read/write the hidden boot1 and boot2 partitions on an eMMC chip, and it just doesn't work over USB.
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High iowait when running Deluge daemon

I have a RPi 1 Model B+ running the 11/25/16 release of Raspbian Jessie Lite. It is running off a 64GB UHS 1 Class 10 Micro SDXC card. It is connected directly to my router via ethernet. I have it ...
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SD to USB Adapter: Will the SD card appear as a USB device?

My colleague and I are writing an endurance test for SD cards (running read/write/erase block cycles). We're considering using an Raspberry Pi 3 to run the tests on. The issue is we will be using ...
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Issues cloning an SD Card

Im new to this forum, so if i have posted the message in the wrong place please accept my apologies. Issue: Not able to clone an SD Card successfully Background: I have an SD card that is running ...
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Cannot boot Raspberry pi into recovery mode

I am getting an error with my Raspberry Pi on boot: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) I have been trying to follow this answer: Kernel panic-not syncing: ...
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Read a file from the Raspberry Pi's SD card with Windows

I have a couple of files on the Raspberry Pi's file system that I need to get. I have the Pi's SD card and an SD card reader. How can I read files off my Raspberry Pi's SD Card on a Windows PC?
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How can I extend the life of my SD card?

I'm not all that keen to buy a USB hard disk, but I'm aware that SD cards aren't suitable for many repetitions of reading and writing. Are there any steps I can take to extend the life of my SD card ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to write an image to an SD Card

Hie I have an SD card Module and can access connect two SD cards to my raspberry pi, however i would like to be write an image in the other card connected to the SD Card Module