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 3B processor and SD card overheat

I was using a Raspberry Pi Model 3B in my smart home system for about half a year now, which means it was powered around the clock - without any issues. Yesterday, both of my living room lights (one ...
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Red light, no green light, SD works on other Pi

Raspberry Pi 3B+, only 10 days old, running latest Raspbian and kernel. Mainly connected to TV via HDMI. Suddenly turns off today, and can’t be revived. Constant red light, no green light. Tried ...
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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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Is it normal that sync() from unistd.h takes multiple seconds

When a user performs some setup via a Web GUI, I'm calling sync() to ensure the setup changement is immediately saved to the SD Card. (I'm doing this because the user sometimes switches off the power ...
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SD card is playing hide-and-seek on I/O errors

I had a power outage that left my RPi behaving strangely - hanging after specific set of command and similar. I have removed the SD card, plugged it via SD card reader to my computer, mounted and ...
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sd card write on Windows 10 Pro 64 failed

I try to write my RaspI SD Card on win10 using Etcher-Setup-1.4.4-x64.exe and 2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite.img image. Write and verify looks good, but Raspi 2 Model B don't boot. I get no error. ...
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How to save session in Raspberry Pi?

I am currently running Raspbian on Raspberry PI 3 and the SD memory card I've been using as hardrive on my pi is somehow got damaged probably from using it for a very long time. Whenever I boot or ...
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SD Card as storage (Not boot) drive

I currently have my RPi3 booted from a usb flashdrive, I am wondering if it is possible to use an sd card as the mass storage option, without it being the boot drive. thanks! -Dan
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A full bitcoin node using Raspberry Pi 3

This would be my first attempt at purchasing and using the pi for any use-case. I am attempting to build a full bitcoin node using raspberry pi (which is I/O heavy). I plan to purchase the a.) ...
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dd failed with 'illegal numeric value'

I am following the instructions here https://developer.ubuntu.com/core/get-started/installation-medias to prepare an OS image on the sd card. I ran the following command: xzcat ~/raspberry-pi/ubuntu-...
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How to format a corrupted SD Card

I was writing something to the SD card at one point and I disconnected. Unfortunately I am unable to boot into Raspbian now as it will simply boot loop and when I tried to use the tools Gparted ...
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Fried SD card help

So I'm in a bit of a pickle here and am hoping someone here can give me some good advice. Recently my RaspberryPi model 3 stopped working and the SD card was getting terribly hot. I figured the Pi had ...
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Edit system files on windows or linux [duplicate]

i've messed up the /etc/profile file and now i can't login to the rpi. Is there a way to edit this file on windows or linux ?
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Raspberry Pi not letting me write on SD card

I seem to be having trouble with my Raspberry Pi as it won't let me write files on an inserted SD card. I am trying to create a SD card eraser (When a card is inserted, it erases). I have tested many ...
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How many SD card insertions/ejections does an average socket tolerate?

I notice that there are a lot of question that allude to SD card and/or slot problems. Some say their Pi suddenly quits booting, etc. So my question is: How many SD card insertions/ejections does ...
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modified files on boot partition being reset after first boot

I am trying to perform a headless setup of a raspberry pi zero W, which involves creating some new files in the boot partition of the SD card before putting it into the pi (wpa_supplicant.conf and ssh)...
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Has anyone successfully installed Tensorflow on Raspberry pi zero version 1.3 or can provide a downloadable SD card image of it?

I would like to install Tensorflow’s object detection on the Raspberry pi zero. The nearest I have got to complete information is Pete Warden's blog, however when pip installing the wheel file it just ...
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Backup of SD image on Mac could not be written back to same-size SD: too large

I've built a beautifully crafted SD card for my application using a Raspberry Pi Zero. Before shipping it to my customer I've made a backup. What I did on my Mac BookPro is Open DiskUtility Menu `...
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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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resize2fs: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/mmcblk0p3

I need to duplicate SD for RPI, but if I use 32G SD than it might not fit on other 32G SD, so I'm forced to use 16G SD, but than I loose half of the SD size. I followed the instruction in How can I ...
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Can I format RaspberryPi-3B+ micro SD and install Recalbox remotely? [duplicate]

Basically i’m asking if I need to buy a micro SD/USB adapter to format the micro SD on my PC (Windows) or if can can count on the Raspberry to connect on its own to my network (WiFi or Eth) and make ...
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Accidentally removed the sd card while it was running

I am doing university project on RPi, how can I boot the raspbian now? Preferable to keep the data in it as it is very important for the project. Now it has only power led switched on. Please, help
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Win32diskImager “Not enough space on disk Size: 62652416 sectors. Available: 62333952”

I've been careful to buy the same Samsung 32GB SD cards for all my Rpi3 systems to avoid the dreaded Win32diskImager size error. All of the Rpi images are stored safely in the NAS as .img files. ...
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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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Unformatable SD-cards; goto trash?

Some time ago I installed Raspbian and Kali on two microSD-cards. It was also some time ago when I tried to format them - without success. I put them aside. Yesterday I thought I try again. I used a ...
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Pi Zero partially corrupting SD Card

I have two Pi Zeros, both new, and two identical brand new Micro SD Cards. Having finished the testing phase of my project I started today by downloading the latest version of stretch lite (Version:...
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RasPi 3 B fails to reboot - card seems good

My Pi was working fine, but I rebooted it, properly from the menu, and it never came back up. Did all of the standard troubleshooting. Moved the card to another Pi (3 B, also), then that Pi didn't ...
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Change PI 3 against PI 3 B+ [duplicate]

Currently I have a PI 3 B running with Raspbian Jessie. It has a 3 TB external Usb-HDD which holds the root partition for the Pi. The SD-Card is only used to start the Grub and afterwards the HDD ...
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Can't erase SD card after installing Windows 10 IoT

I tried installing Windows 10 IoT but now I want to come back to Raspbian stretch. I mounted the sd card on my mac and tried to format the sd card to re-install the OS but my sd card became a 32MB ...
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Pi3 raspbian + recalbox dual boot problem

Hi there, Got myself a pi3 a few weeks ago. I’m new to this environment. Mounted recalbox on one sd card to relive the good old days. installed raspbian on another sd card for other purposes . ...
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32G SD Card showing almost full with only 4G files on it!

I am a bit confused by the state of the storage on my RPi. I have a 32G SD Card but looking at the following it is nearly full but has only used up 3.8G space! 'df' tells me my /dev/root is 30G in ...
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8GB microSD image being showed as 16GB

I have a backup of my Raspbian on a .img file. The problem is that even though the file is less than 8GB when I try to flash it on a 16GB microSD card, I get an error that there is not enough space. ...
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Partition of raspberry pi on Ubuntu 16.04

When I booted raspbian on raspberry pi, the name of partition is /dev/mmcblk0 But when I connect sd card via USB reader on Ubuntu 16.04, it shows a different name as /dev/sdc These sd cards are ...
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how to create a bootable image for Raspberry Pi

I need to create a bootable image like ***.img for a SD card. At the moment I am doing something like this: dd if=/dev/zero bs=512 count=1 seek=SD_CARD_SECTORS of=boot.img sfdisk --force --no-reread -...
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Overlapping SD Card Partitions

I have a 32GB SD card that I have been using for a year or so and when troubleshooting a separate issue I noticed that the partition table looks very different than the other Raspbian images I have ...
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SD Card goes into write protect mode and can't be used later [closed]

Whenever I flash the Raspbian OS into the SD card, the SD card automatically goes into write protect mode. I was trying to bring up the xvisor on the RPi3. For this, you need to build a custom boot, ...
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Why can't I rewrite my SD card?

I have SD Card with Raspbian Jessie. I want to have there completely new Raspbian Stretch. I booted LiveCD and did dd bs=4M if=2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch.img of=/dev/sdc conv=fsync However, after ...
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Accessing 3+ SD/MMC /dev/mmcblk devices

I've successfully followed some instructions for access 2 SD cards via SPI on a Raspberry Pi 3: https://ralimtek.com/Raspberry_Pi_Secondary_SD_Card/ How do I configure it to access more than 2 SD ...
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Where to find debug output from SD driver?

I have trouble with some SD Cards so I enabled debug output from SD driver with sd_debug=on in /boot/config.txt. I have looked with journalctl and checked the files in /var/log and in /tmp but cannot ...
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Difference between 2 sd cards [closed]

What is the difference between this card Sandisk extreme 32 go and this Sandisk extreme 32 go. Just FFP write in the first, what is FFP ?
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Does the Sandisk Extreme SD card work with the Pi, and can I add air cooling?

I want to buy a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B in a week, and I want to see if this SD card, a Sandisk Extreme 32 GB is good for the Pi? Also, I want to know if I can add an air cooling without heatsink?
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Expanding partition on SD

I have a Raspberry Pi running Openmediavault and I need to expand the main partition as I’m running out of space. I’ve got a 2013 i7 (64bit) MacBook and I’ve been trying to boot GParted from a usb ...
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Can I use the built in SD card copier to copy the SD card I am running the OS from?

Can I use the built in SD card copier to copy the SD card I am running the OS from? Hello, Raspbian comes with a built in SD card copier application. Can I use it to make a copy of the 64 GB SD card ...
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(RetroPie) (MAME) Are there prewritten ROM sets that fit into specific Micro SD sizes?

I noticed the MAME sets at Archive.org MAY work with Retropie OS, but it's over 200 GB, and I was wondering if there was any way of knowing which games will or won't run, or if there were prewritten ...
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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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Multiple problems with my Raspberry Pi 3

I am not new to the Pi 3 and now have it for quite a few months now. However, I started to face multiple problems: My pi 3 would shut down and restart when I was working on it. At a time, only the ...
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Trying to install Kali on my Pi 3

I'm a beginner with the Raspberry Pi and know little about it, so please bear with me. I was trying to install Kali onto my Pi, so I used my PC to format an SD card and load what I assume is the image ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 SD card corrupted, only 30mb partition appearing [duplicate]

So I attempted to boot my Raspberry Pi 3 running BerryBoot with raspbian and retropie installed, but it wouldn't boot. So I tried to plug my sd card into the computer, and instead of the boot ...
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Kernel panic when running Raspberry Pi 3 version of CentOS

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and Linux. I'm a university student and I'm a little stuck. I had the idea that if I formatted the SD card that come with the Raspberry Pi and put CentOS (that's the OS we use ...
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Automate builds for custom RaspberryPi images [closed]

I have a Python application that is used exclusively on RaspberryPi’s (RPi 2/3/zero) due to its GPIOs and other hardware interfaces. I would like to automate the build of finished SD card images based ...