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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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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Nothing on screen while booting

I am having trouble booting my raspberry pi 0 w. I am using a 32 gb micro sd card with noobs downloaded on it. I have followed the steps on the raspberry pi website to boot the pi, but when I plug in ...
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How do I install an OS image onto an SD card?

I have just ordered my Raspberry Pi, and I want to prepare my SD card. How do I install an OS image onto an SD card?
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Boot Raspbian from write protected SD; move all data onto external USB drive

For a Raspberry 4 setup, I'd like to keep the Raspbian's system files separated from the configuration files (i.e. /etc/resolv.conf), temp files, user files and user-installed applications. This said, ...
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Cloning SD card to different size SD card

I was trying to clone one Raspberry PI Image and write it to a new SD card. Unfortunately after tests i have found that the orginal SD 4G card is actually 3.69G and the new 4G SD card is actually 3....
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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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How to install Raspbian without an SD card reader

I'm new to the Raspberry Pi platform and I just bought one! I downloaded Raspbian from the download location and then realized that I don't have a card reader to install the ISO. How can I install it ...
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RPI FAT32 Filesystem?

Is it possible to make the filesystem of the pi, which is normally EXT, to a FAT32, and the pi would still be able to use it? It would be very handy, cause then i would be able to edit the files for ...
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Setup SD Card on desktop computer to be ready tor the Pi

I have been searching to see if it is possible to setup an SD Card on my desktop computer to be ready for the raspberry pi. Things like setup a user, wifi, install initially required app (like docker ...
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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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Will SDIO-mode second SD card conflict with integrated WiFi?

One is able to add a second SD card on RasPis by activating the SDIO interface. However, on the Pi 3 and Pi Zero, the integrated WiFi is connected via SDIO. Can you have both at the same time?
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Create RPi backup disk image without free / unpartitioned space

I've got a RPi 3b+, usually I do a backup of the SD card to my Mac using sudo dd bs=4m if=/dev/rdisk2 of=raspbian.img, which creates an image file of the whole card. The RPi SD card used to be 16gb, ...
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How can I read files from my LibreELEC formatted SD card?

I've installed LibreELEC 9.2.1 on my Raspberry Pi 4's SD card. For technical reasons, I need to remove the card from the Pi and read a log file using my laptop. I've tried mounting the SD card from ...
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Can I set up a Raspberry Pi SD card in a phone?

So I can't afford a PC, but maybe I can get a Raspberry Pi. I heard about the SD card flashing, is it possible to do it on a smartphone? Download files and flash the SD card or will I need some things ...
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Zero W not recognized as USB device by usbboot

I'm trying to write some bare-metal code for a Zero W but I lost my SD card so I'm trying to boot from USB. I've got everything set up with usbboot however when I plug the Pi in to the USB port, my ...
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Boot Raspberry Pi 4 from USB

I have tried to boot a Raspberry Pi 4 from an SD card, and it is working fine. But when I was trying to boot the Raspberry Pi 4 from USB, it was not booting up. Is it possible to boot the Raspberry ...
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Writing Ubuntu server image “Verification Failed”

I have tried googling for this to see if people have similar issues but found nothing. I recently obtained a Raspberry Pi 4 (2gb), installed raspbian lite earlier today which all worked just fine, ...
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How to check for sd and transfer files automatically

I was wondering how I could check for an sd card on my pi and once one is found it automatically transfers files from it to a usb/sd/hard drive.
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Downloading OS system taking too long

I have recently acquired a Raspberry Pi 4B and I have just tried set it up with NOOBS on the SD card the whole process ran smoothly until the download of Raspbian began. I waited for an hour and only ...
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Micro SD is card is not working after formatting

I formatted my SD card to install the Raspbian Jessie, using Etcher, but it gave me several errors, and after that my Mac, or Windows, laptop is not detecting the card at all. What can I do with it?
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Move a new image onto RPI SD card

I have a Raspberry Pi with an SD card connected to it. The SD card holds the entire OS on it, which is a problem since I want to place a new image on the SD card to install a new OS on it. The way I ...
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Occasionally write all data stored on ramdisk to SD card

I'm using tmpfs on my SD card for working with I/O intensive programs. From time to time (let's say once a day) I want that all data should write to SD card to be on the safe side in case of power ...
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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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Cant connect my pi 4 automatically by using only the bootfile on the sd card

Im trying to connect my pi 4 to the wifi via editing the boot file on the sd card. the wifi is a hidden network The following i tried to do, see picture. the file name is [wpa_supplicant.conf] i ...
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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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check SD 32 GB properties

checked the capacity of the 32 GB SD card, purchased together with RaspeberryPi 3B and I saw that it gives me only 16 GB, almost totally occupied by the operating system. What should I do to use the ...
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Copy of SD in second Pi - system work but several services do not start

I have 2 Raspberry Pi 2B On 1st I run Openhab, mysql, Mosquitto and Apache2 This is my home automation server. Now I want to make copy of system and use it on 2nd Pi to test some changes. I copy SD ...
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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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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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Safest way to write images at a high framerate with Raspberry Pi

I'm planning on setting up a timelapse camera with the official raspberry pi camera v2 using raspistill. The frequency of the captured images is relatively high (10+ fps), but I do NOT need realtime ...
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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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Raspbarry pi cm3+ lite sd-speed

I managed to get the board booting from sd-card, but I noticed when I use the regular pi 3+ my boot times are much faster, in fact 1,5 times faster. I have tinkered with the config.txt file, trying to ...
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How to save images taken from dslr into the raspberry pi's sd card

I'm working on a project which I need to take images automatically from a DSLR camera and should save it in the raspberry pi's SD card. There was a tutorial it shows how to save the image into sd ...
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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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Unable to expand SD Card for RT-Linux Image created using Yocto

I am creating a minimal image for my Raspberry Pi 3b+ with an Preemptive RT Linux Kernel using Yocto Project's warrior branch. I was able to create a base image for the same (bitbake -k core-image-...
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I would like to virtualize an existing Raspberry Pi 4. Goals are to preserve its setup, avoid losing it due to SD card corruption, and increase speed

I built a RPi 4 with UniFi, WireGuard and Pi Hole. Thankfully I made a copy of the SD card, and took an image of it, because the first card stopped working (it got super slow and then just stopped ...
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RPI not responding to SD card

I have a Raspberry PI 3 and I want to install Kali Linux onto my RPI so I downloaded the RPI image file from https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/. Then with Win32 Disk Imager I ...
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Syncing to SD Card is too slow

I'm writing some bytes to the filesystem. Afterward I'm calling sync to ensure the buffered data is flushed to the SD card. This command takes several seconds! I'm working with raspbian. My SD Card ...
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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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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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How to partition 32G SD card with 6 sda# drives to max memory usage - Raspberry / Ubuntu

I am only a beginner at Linux-OS's so take this into consideration when you answer this question. I have noticed that my 32G SD card is partitioned into two sda# drives but I need to max out this ...
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Copy OS Image onto SD Card Partition

I have a 128GB SD card that I've partitioned into 4x30GB primary partitions and a 200MB EFI boot partition. I would like to be able to have four OS on this card, but can't find software that allows ...
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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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SD Card shows only 255 MB / 243 MiB instead of 8GB

I was using my Raspberry Pi W for a while, exclusively over SSH. Everything went fine on the stock Raspbian distro. At some point I made a cronjob for a script that upgrades the system automatically ...
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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
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Will SD-card in an RPi 4 always be faster than USB 3.0 writing/reading to an installed web-server?

Setup: RPi 4 with LAMP on IT sucks DK My SD card is quite quick sure (it's a Class 10 too and all) but my question is this: Would there be increased performance if I hosted my web-server files on a ...
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Move rootfs to USB disk and use minimal SD card

I'm running Raspian on RPi3 from a 16GB SD card. Now I try to use a SSD connected by USB to hold the root / partition and copy the /boot partition to a smaller SD card that is 512MB. I can't get it ...
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My sd card that was 16 gb its now only 236 mb

I used a 16 gb sd card to installl retropie in my raspberry pi 3, but now my computer says its just a 240 mb card. How do I format it to the original state?
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Performance differences running Raspbian from USB flash drive versus SD card

I want to run Raspbian from a USB flash drive on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. What would be the performance difference in doing so, as compared to running Raspbian from an SD card?

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