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For questions about the usage of Win32DiskImager, which is a free program for flashing raw operating system images to removable devices.

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How to create small SD Card Images?

The builtin SD Card Copier tool can create copies smaller than the system sd card, so it can be used for cloning the system into smaller cards. Is there a similar tool (running on any os) for creating ...
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SOLVED Edit rc.local from windows

I ruined my RPi, by using Python script in rc.local which shutdowns RPi as soon as it starts. Thus I cannot even login or ssh. How could I edit SD card from windows to change that rc.local file?
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Installation of rPi Imager failes on Windows 10

I have 6 Micro SD chips that I want to put various Raspberry Pi Operating Systems on. I tried downloading version 1.6 of the imager from the official software page twice yesterday. After downloading I ...
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How to clone an sd card for another card (win32diskimager)

I recently bought an raspberry pi 4, I want to make a copy of my first SDcard(64GB) for my other card(8GB). But it seems that if i make a copy of my 64GB card with win32diskimager it makes the size of ...
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How to clone SD card from 16G to 16G if sizes slightly differeent?

I have 16G source SD card with 14.51G of actual size and I need to duplicate it to another 16G SD card with actual size 14.41G. I have found another question: Cloning SD card to different size SD card....
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How can I share my SD card image?

I need my SD card to be cloned and shared. One of the obvious way is to use Win32DiskImager. However it has some disadvantages: It's huge: it has a size equals to the size of the cloned SD card (even ...
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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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Retrieve data from several Raspberry Pi disk images

I have about 40 Raspberry Pi SD-Card backups, dating back several years, with different projects, some of which I barely remember. As they are clogging up my harddrive (400+ GB), I would like to ...
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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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boot failure after flashing RPI-4 raspbian buster on older RPI-3 image sdcards

Last week I flashed Raspbian Buster image to a very old SanDisk 8gb card (slow) using win32diskimager on windows 10, it worked just fine on my new RPI4B-1GB board - and its still functional ... Steps ...
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webos image not working on raspberry pi 3

on: http://build.webos-ports.org/webosose/raspberrypi3/ There are several .rpi-sdimg files for raspberry pi 3. I have flashed a couple of them on to a SD card but when I power them up in my raspberry ...
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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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Ethernet Indicator led on pi 3B+ not glowing

I am a newbie to Raspberry Pi and recently bought Raspberry pi 3 B+. I first downloaded and burn the minibian on sd card as some course suggested minibian. But whenever I connect pi with power, only ...
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Are there Restore Points alternatives on Raspberry Pi?

I have the following problem - we are distributing Raspberry Pi devices with our some software installed into it to our clients. Occasionally we need to update the current state of their OS (for ...
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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 ...
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Industrial Reliability of Raspberry Pi for long-term use? [closed]

I need to automate my plant room, having a few water tanks and pumps. Will RPi 3 Model B be reliable for this purpose? It will need to be 24/7 monitoring. Any experiences? Any mathematical ...
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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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Is it possible that an SD is broken and I can not make an image out of it?

I'm trying to make a system image for a backup of my rpi3 microSD, but when I try to restore it do not works. First method I've tried is dd on Linux with this well known commands: sudo dd bs=4M if=/...
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How do I image an SD Card without the dead space

I have raspbian setup and configured ready to replicate to other pi's. The source sd is a 16GB memory card but only 5GB is used. When I use win32 image to backup, it images the whole 16GB. How do I ...
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RaspAnd img file reduce size

I am new in Raspberry Pi. I want to ask that I have downloaded RaspAnd for Raspberry Pi but its size (7.9GB) is greater than my SD Card size(7.21). I have checked that the .img file has four ...
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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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Raspian Image Duplication error - Raspberry Pi

I am working on a raspberry pi project and I am having trouble duplicating the OS image. What I am trying to accomplish is creating an exact bootable copy of the working OS with its files and settings ...
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Win32DiskImager - Error 121: The semaphore timeout period has expired

I'm not able to write on my SD card with Win32DiskImager. I throws the error: An error occurred when attempting to write data to handle. Error 121 The semaphore timeout period has expired
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win32diskimager not enough space

I have a 8gb sd card with raspian image. Also I had expanded filesystem using sudo raspi-config. After that I had crated image using win32diskimager. Image size is around 8,068,792,320 bytes . However ...
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