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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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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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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How to edit Raspberry Pi files from SD card on Windows machine?

I am distributing multiple Raspberry Pi OS images, all images are almost identical, the only difference is that there is one file /usr/MyFolder/MyFile.txt which content is different for different ...
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Thermal imaging

I was wondering if anyone knows of a thermal imaging app for either iOS or android, just purchased an p3 b+ and just trying to get a few things clarified befor I start her up, also any info on a ...
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SD Card Copier - Space lost on backup

I'm making backups of my SD card as a preventative measure using the desktop tool "SD Card Copier". Whenever I make a backup using this tool, I end up with 2GB less free space ("Available") reported ...
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Cloned Raspi Zero W boots into Emergency Mode

I have a Raspi (3+) that for whatever reason I need to clone to use as a temporary backup for downtime later on. After realising the effort needed to recreate it from scratch, I cloned its entire SD ...
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3D printer corrupts Pi when shutdown

I have my rPi hooked up to my printer via USB connection and powered by a power adapter as supplied with the kit from amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07BD3WHCK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?...
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Restore backup failed (using rsync)

I backuped my RPI following goldilock's answer (Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?). Running this: rsync -axHv --delete --exclude-from=rsync-exclude.txt --rsh="ssh" root@...
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How to install noobs after trying to install rasbian with pre-configured noobs

I just bought an Raspberry Pi Zero unit that came with Vilros utils. I get within the package a 16gb SD-Card that was pre installed with NOOBS. When I received the package, I looked inside the SD-...
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Ripped off display connector, raspberry not working anymore?

i am using a Raspi 3b v1.2. I ripped parts of my display connector off by accident and then removed the whole thing with pliers, because i will never use it anyways. Now my raspberry won't boot. Is a ...
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Backup the system image, and restore with different size of SD card [duplicate]

I know how to backup system image, but what if I want to restore the image to a different size of SD card that does not match the one I backup from? Generally 2 cases: 1. The source SD card is 16G, ...
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Add-on sd card in pi?

I want add-on SD card reader/writer/slot/controller in my raspberry pi so that i can keep OS separate from my program. Primary SD card will load OS and work normally and program & data will remain ...
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In raspberrypi 3v3 pin output is not providing power

i am working with raspberry pi suddenly my terminal got stuck and after i dis-connect my raspberrypi and again connect it ;but it not detect my raspberrypi sd card and i found that 3v3 pin is not ...
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Use SD Card Copier to create backup to USB, then copy back to SD card?

I'm trying to make a backup of my raspberry pi (raspbian) so I can come back to this backup just in case something bad happens. The problem is that I only have 1 SD card. I know that you can use SD ...
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Boot from USB, if no then SD card

What I want to do is something really simple just like in an ordinary computer you can set the boot order, I'd like to do this on a raspberry pi, if there is a bootable usb media use that, if not fall ...
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read only Raspbian and microSD partitioning

is it true that if I set Raspbian as read only I can prevent any microSD corruption due to power faults, so that I can simply unplug the battery instead of the clean "Menu > Shutdown"? if it is true ...
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System Freezing Up, Bad SD?

I have a Pi 3 B running Raspbian Stretch. Recently, I started experiencing lag logging in with SSH, and sporadically during use. It really became apparent when I tried zipping my 2GB Plex library ...
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build a minimal camera (OV5647 + microSD + ?)

I want to use the OV5647 camera module to start to store data (as soon as it is fed, I don't know yet whether in photo or video format) to a microSD choosing a specific rate and resolution (e.g. ...
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RPI3 does not boot, after which SD card is no longer usable

I have an RPi3 B+ on which I had set up NextCloudPi, using an external USB drive to store files to. Everything worked fine, so I decided to put the RPi into a case. I used an original RPi case. When I ...
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Is it possible to clone the SD Card to a USB flash drive and boot from it?

I have a new Raspbery Pi 3 B+ which actually boots from a 8 Gb SD Card. Now I want to toggle to a 32 Gb USB flash drive, so I wanted to clone the SD Card. I think it should work, but I can't succeed. ...
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Creating symbolic link in RASPBIAN (reduce I/Os on memory card)

I'm doing this to reduce I/Os on memory card of raspberry pi. I want to redirect logs under /var/log to a mounted external drive. I am using following commands in the stated order to create the links. ...
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Can it be an issue to record videos directly on the SD card of a Raspberry Pi?

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and the picam v2 to record videos continuously for several days. Files recorded are only 5-minute long. Can I save files on the SD card directly, or should I use an ...
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How to log camera video to Rasberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi and a webcam, what I want is to connect the webcam to the Pi, and log the camera content to an SD card. How to do it? I have searched it on google, it seems I need a video card ...
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RP 3b - green led flashes 4 times [duplicate]

I tested one SD card on 2 different RPis and I get the same pattern: no boot, green led blinks continuously on a 4-blink pattern. This would point to a problem with the SD card but I tried reading the ...
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how to install several different Operating Systems on pi 3 b+ sd card and how to access them

I wish to install several different Op Systems on one micro sd card for a pi 3b+. I use octopi for running a 3d printer and interested in dietpi and more to experiment with. Will be looking into an ...
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Does this message mean my microSD card is worn out?

Was going through my usual process of writing a Raspbian image to a microSD card using sudo dd bs=1m if=/my_pi-zero.img of=/dev/rdisk3 conv=sync on my mac and I received the following message dd: /...
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Raspberry Pi SD in RAID1 with a USB-Stick

I am using my raspi for my smart home monitoring and I don't want any system crashes because the SD card fails. So is there a way to build a raid 1 with the SD card + an additional USB stick (or maybe ...
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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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Can I use the sd card in my pi 3b+ in my zero w?

I was wondering is I can use the sd card I use in my Pi3B+ in my Zero W? Let me know! I can always experiment and let you know. Thank you!!
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How does any file system REALLY work on a Raspberry Pi SD card?

I am surprised by the large amount of data I'm writing to the root partition in a Raspberry Pi. My applications and system logs are not writing that much. I use the usual tricks to reduce it. What's ...
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Can start Pi but getting read-only file system

I tried: mount -o remount, rw / - it says write-protected fsck - also not helped but no errors And nothing of this not helped. Any ideas? Note: i can write and format microsd when it plugged to my ...
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“Write error (disk full?)” when trying to unpack NOOBS on to an SD card

The raspbian fails to load. Tried to unpack NOOBS archive file but received error insufficient space sudo unzip noobs282.zip ... inflating: os/Raspbian/root.tar.xz os/Raspbian/root.tar.xz: write ...
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Wlan0 interface disappears after overclocking sd card

When I add dtoverlay=sdhost,overclock_50=80 to the /boot/config.txt and reboot my PI3 the wlan0 network interface disappears. When I roll back the change wlan0 comes back as well. I apply this change ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 returns input/output error and crashes system when trying to update on 64GB card

I'm trying to set up my Raspberry Pi with a 64GB micro-SD card using the image file 2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite. Every time I try to update or install software on the card, the system gives me ...
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Shutting down quickly (And safely)

I'm currently writing a research paper on the power consumption of a raspberry pi 3 and a raspberry pi zero wireless. One question I have as far as shutdown goes (I'm trying to achieve a powered off ...
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Recovery of SRM save game file from Retropie corrupt SD card

I've been googling at this all night and have found multiple conflicting methods of recovering/formatting/saving corrupt SD cards but i'm a complete n00b with both Raspberry Pi and Linux. Basically ...
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Detect an SD card that became read-only

Recently my SD card died, becoming permanently locked in a read-only state. I realized it a few weeks after the fact, when I saw that files I would create disappeared after a reboot. Of course, all ...
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RPi SD 'sync' time [closed]

It seems that the RPi does not necessarily write data to the SD very promptly and data loss can occur if the power is pulled after a write operation; even after a few minutes or longer. this can be ...
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RPi 3B+ Does not boot after first time, not reading SD card (RLED ON, GLED OFF). Works on RPi A+

I've got a problem with my Pi3 B+ not reading my microSD card on boot (Red LED ON, Green LED OFF). The microSD I am using is a SanDisk U1A1-SDSQUAR-016G-GN6MA. I prepped the SD card with NOOBS and ...
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About to buy my first Raspberry Pi; what should I look for in an SD card?

I am going to purchase a Pi 3 B+ (probably from Element 14). I have been reading about SD card "Wear Leveling". Do all the reputable (Samsung EVO, etc) use some form of wear leveling? I read ...
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Samsung 128GB EVO Plus File System problems

I just received my first RPi 3B+ board today and have tried to use it with a Samsung EVO Plus 128GB u3 card I downloaded Raspbian Stretch Lite (June 2018) and used Etcher to flash the cards. After ...
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Win32DiskImager working with compressed files

Win32DiskImager is a cool tool on Windows except: we have to manually extract the ZIP file and then flash it, and then delete the ZIP it doesn't seem to work in command-line Is there a way to make ...