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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XMBC UI slow on RasPi. How to speed it up?

We can run XBMC media player on Raspberry Pi - great! While the playback is fine, the UI is somewhat slow. How do I speed it up? For example, what is your experience with faster SD cards. is it ...
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Filesystem corruption on the SD card

If I use the Pi a bit, filesystem corruption soon appears. For instance, this file was changed to another one: $ ls -alt /etc/apt/apt.conf.d total 16 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Oct 2 22:18 ...
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Access the Raspberry Pi image on the SD card

I currently have an SD card with a non-running installation of Debian Squeeze. SSH on this card is enabled. However the system keeps rebooting. I would now like to delete the boot.rc file on the boot ...
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Sudden development of “problem reading SD status register” error on boot. Cause?

This card has been working well and is running Raspbian. I keep it well updated, although recently I had an issue where I had an error in the /var/lib/apt/lists/ and had to purge all those files ...
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Possible to connect SATA device to the SD slot?

I have been searching around for a cable which could be used to connect a normal hard-drive (SATA) to the SD slot, and therefore get a lot more storage without having to go via the (comparatively slow)...
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How long does it take to resize an SD card?

What are estimated times taken for resizing an SD card? I have a 32G card and it seems to be taking extra-long (over two hours waiting now)
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Why is my SD card slow?

My SD card seems to be running slow. I have an ADATA 16 GB SDHC Class 10 card. I checked the compatibility list which lists a card with similar specifications, and it states that it is "working". Even ...
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continuous “mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising sd card” error at boot?

I just got a Raspberry Pi Model B. I wrote an image to an SD card using win32imagewriter and tried to boot my Pi with it. However, I got the following error repeated down the screen: mmc0: error -...
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Cannot rewrite Raspbian to SD

My PI running 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img stopped booting. The Okay light is flashing 6 time, so I figure I need to replace the start.elf file. I insert the SD card into my Windows 7 laptop, but I ...
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How can I reformat my SD card to use it normally again?

I wish to reformat my SD card to use normally again (it currently has one 78 MB FAT32 partition and one 3.9 GB Linux partition). How do I do this (on Windows/Mac/*nix)?
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After writing an SD card image, is the remaining space usable?

Forgive me if this is basic, because I'm used to writing CD images, I'm not sure how this works. The Raspbian image is about 440MB (zipped at least). If I write the image onto a 16GB card, will all ...
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Won't boot after removing and inserting the SD Card?

I've installed Arch Linux on my SD Card with Win32DiskImager. If I shut down the RPi, remove the card, insert it, and start the RPi again, everything works fine. But if I do full system update in ...
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Is this a design fault or I shall learn how to use SD cards with PI? [closed]

My Respberry Pi Mod B arrived last week and I spent the whole weekend to try out different OSes, softwares etc. For this purpose I have to plug in and out the SD card again and again. Last night I ...
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Easiest way to return to a known good state when overclocking

If I try to overclock my Pi, I want to go up to the point where the Pi won't boot anymore, or won't be stable enough. At this point, I want to come back to the latest known good settings for the /...
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Can I use Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD card?

The Eye-Fi is a class 6 SD card with 802.11n Wi-Fi capability built in. This would be a nice way of adding wireless network connectivity to the Raspberry Pi. Is there a way of doing this ?
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How can I copy the same image to many SDs?

So finally I can place that bulk order for Raspberry Pis! However, configuring them is going to be a chore. What I'd like to do is: Download a stock image, and tinker with it on a single Pi Save/...
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Is this an OK way to transfer my 16GB SD card to an 8GB SD card (simple dd)?

FWIW, this is running on an Arch Linux ARM installation booting off a SATA, where I plugged in the SD card from the RPi. The original 16GB card was imaged from Windows using a Debian image. I had used ...
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How do I change the IP settings by mounting the SD card in another computer?

I'm away from a network and unable to use my RPi. I've got a laptop with a SD card reader, would it be possible to mount the SD card in the laptop and configure the ethernet interface on the Pi with a ...
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Backup Image of SD Card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? While messing around with my RPi it likely that I'm going to want to revert to a previous position (but not revertingall the way back to the ...
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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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Do I need to buy an SD card with an OS preloaded on it?

I finally got accepted to place a pre-order, and one option to "add" is the OS on the SD card preloaded. Is this needed, or can I download the OS elsewhere? Could I just put on my own version of Linux ...
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Raspberry Pi fails to turn on

I have a problem with my Raspberry Pi. When I plug in the power, the device fails to power on. The POWER LED turns on, but nothing else happens. My display still says No signal, the OK LED does not ...
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Where is the rest of my sd card?

I'm using a 4GB SD card, formatted from a Windows PC with the Debian image. Here's the output of df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 94M 0 94M ...
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I completely filled up my SD card - have I broken my Raspberry Pi?

I was downloading a file while connecting over ssh using wget. The download failed: Cannot write to `serviio-0.6.2-linux.tar.gz' (No space left on device). pi@raspberrypi:~$ Write failed: Connection ...
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How do I transfer my setup between SD cards?

I started out with a 2GB SD card, but I'm finding this a bit cosy, so I've bought a 16GB card to replace it. With a single Pi, can I transfer all my work between the cards, or do I need to start from ...
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How do I create a Fedora Remix SD card?

On MacOS, I can't run the Fedora installer python script as there are too many unsatisfied dependencies that are not easy to install (e.g. PyQt). Rather than troubleshooting how to install python ...
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How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card?

I have seen instructions for resizing the partition here, but how do I create a whole new partition using the remaining space, and then mount it?
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How to gain remote access without a Monitor or TV? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prepare for ssh without a screen I just booted my Raspberry Pi for the first time and can not gain remote access. My Pi runs the recommended Debian image found at the ...
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Which (currently) compatible SD Cards have wear levelling?

This question asks Which SD cards are compatible? This answer describes the advantages of getting an SD card with wear levelling to extend the life of the card. How can I find out which of the ...
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How can I resize my / (root) partition?

Even though my SD card is 16GB, the image I flashed onto it was only 2GB and now I can only see 2GB of storage space on the disk. How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root ...
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How can I use a USB HDD to extend the life of my SD Card?

How can I set up a USB HDD to extend the life of my SD Card and maximize the performance of my Raspberry Pi? Related: How can I extend the life of my SD card?
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Can the bug with class 10 SDHC cards be fixed in firmware? [closed]

It seems relatively well known now that there's a lot of problems with class 10 SDHC cards: There are issues with most Class 10 SDHC cards, apparently due to a bug in the Broadcom bootloader.(link) ...
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Is it possible to dual boot from the SD card?

Say I wished to have Debian Squeeze and Arch Linux ARM on my SD card. Would it be possible to dual boot from Grub?
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What is a typical boot time for the standard Debian distribution on a typical SD card?

How long does the RasPi take to boot when using the standard Debian distribution on a typical SD card? Are we talking less than a second? A couple of seconds? 10 seconds? 100 seconds? This isn't too ...
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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

I have been writing programs for my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) for a few weeks now and would like to make sure I protect the work I have done. How can I backup the files I have created? Can I ...
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How do I resize my debian partition?

I've seen advice here for resizing, which is fine if you have another linux distribution to work with. How can I do resize the partition otherwise? Are there any Windows tools for example?
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How can I determine when an SD card needs replacement?

Is there a way to estimate the lifetime of a SD card? If not, is there a utility I can use that monitors its integrity and reliability so I know when to use a new SD card?
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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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How can I reset to the factory settings?

I was playing around with my Raspberry Pi and I accidentally bricked it! How can I restore it back to the factory defaults?
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What's the maximum SD card size that the Raspberry Pi will accept? Do larger cards give slower performance?

On my digital camera, I noticed a performance decrease when I used a larger card; will this happen with the Raspberry Pi too? What's the maximum sized SD card it can handle? I see there is ...
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Problems while booting [closed]

Having difficulties booting would mean that your SD Card is written the way it is supposed to be and the OS starts loading but doesn't proceed and most certainly doesn't prompt you for logging in. ...
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Which SD cards are compatible?

The site http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide says: You will need an SD card with an operating system preloaded before you can boot the Raspberry Pi. A brand-name (not generic) Class 4 ...

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