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

If you want to modify only one configuration file from MS Windows there is a very simple way. Default Raspbian has two partitions: one boot partition formated as fat and the root partition with all ...
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How can I share my SD card image?

Everyone has their favorite solution. Mine is called image-utils. Why? open-source (and free :) small footprint - filesize & resources required for execution creates a portable image file that's ...
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Win32DiskImager - Error 121: The semaphore timeout period has expired

This seems to be a problem with older (read: slower) SD cards. If I recall correctly, the creator had significant problems with cards that were lower than class 6. You may be able to fix the issue ...
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How can I share my SD card image?

You can always use a partitioning tool capable of resizing Linux partitions to make them smaller, then you only need to clone the part of the SD image which is actually occupied by your partitions. In ...
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Writing Ubuntu server image "Verification Failed"

Use BalenaEtcher instead of Raspberry Pi Imager / Win32DiskImager (As Jaromanda X's comment pointed out)
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Retrieve data from several Raspberry Pi disk images

How do I manage to get the variables $bootstrt $offstcorrect? You do not need them. You should losetup give a try. It is for beginners and will mount your images automagically. You do not have to ...
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Unable to clone old sd on new one (same size) with win32 disk imager

It is quite common for two microSD cards of the same nominal size to have slightly different capacities. The "SD card copier" function that's part of the "Accessories" sub-menu will compensate for ...
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Industrial Reliability of Raspberry Pi for long-term use?

Yes, Rpi3B systems can be run reliably 24x7 for long periods of time. No, there is no mathematical way to predict longevity that I am aware of. So you just begin and do your best to build it well. ...
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Win32diskImager "Not enough space on disk Size: 62652416 sectors. Available: 62333952"

The SD Cards are NOT exactly the same - they obviously differ in size, and this is normal. The imaging programs copy BLOCKS from one device to another, as do dd. Win32diskImager is probably not the ...
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How to edit Raspberry Pi files from SD card on Windows machine?

I think @Dougie's comment is a good approach. I don't know that there are any open source or 'free' Windows programs that will write to Raspbian's ext4 filesystem. A quick Google search (you did try ...
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Are there Restore Points alternatives on Raspberry Pi?

The linux way to use MS windows like restore points is to use LVM (logical volume manager) and to take snapshots. I use it for development but unfortunately it is not direct supported by Raspbian. The ...
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boot failure after flashing RPI-4 raspbian buster on older RPI-3 image sdcards

I found a new recommended imager Etcher recommended by @HawaiianPi in this SD Cards issues thread. Etcher was able to image all the 3 cards without any hiccups and all 3 cards are booting in pi4 now. ...
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How can I share my SD card image?

You could do backup with rsync to mounted external storage sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt sudo rsync -aAXv / --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/...
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How to edit Raspberry Pi files from SD card on Windows machine?

You've got a USB reader. Get a second SDCard for your Raspberry, build Raspbian on that second card. Boot that in your Raspberry. Mount the first SDCard in the USB reader, mount the USB reader in your ...
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SOLVED Edit rc.local from windows

This can not be done on Windows, but it can be fixed on any Linux system (which can be a Pi). You can repair most such problems on the Pi itself by rebooting to a root shell. Append init=/bin/sh at ...
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How to clone SD card from 16G to 16G if sizes slightly differeent?

This is NOT possible on Windows but it can be done on the Pi itself using the SD Card Copier included in Raspbian. Backup image of SD Card describes how to produce a small installable image from a ...
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Retrieve data from several Raspberry Pi disk images

How do I manage to get the variables $bootstrt $offstcorrect? IMHO, Your initial approach is good. I would just avoid using an hardcoded value for the sector size, just in case of ... You maybe could ...
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Retrieve data from several Raspberry Pi disk images

I use the following to periodically Backup SD Card This uses losetup to mount a remote image and rsync to update the backup. My script is based on backup tool, although this has since changed. It is ...
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webos image not working on raspberry pi 3

You can't run that stuff on a 3B+ as there isn't a version built since 2018. It won't have the kernel and bootcode for your hardware version. You'll need to ask the developer(s) what their plans are ...
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How to edit Raspberry Pi files from SD card on Windows machine?

if you need to adjust just a single setup record from Microsoft Windows there is a basic way. Default Raspbian has two parcels: one boot segment formatted as fat and the root segment with all ...
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Win32DiskImager working with compressed files

I use Etcher - i've found it more reliable than Win32DiskImager and it will write an image direct from a compressed image. https://etcher.io
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Win32diskImager "Not enough space on disk Size: 62652416 sectors. Available: 62333952"

My answer: Do it the Ubuntu Way. System is a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a HP Notebook 15. I shut down the RPi3 and pulled out the SD card. Plugged it into the SD card reader with an adapter It came up in ...
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Is it possible that an SD is broken and I can not make an image out of it?

to perform SD card backup: shutdown the Raspberry Pi remove the SD card insert SD card into the card reader of your linux pc (do not mount the SD card - unmount the SD card in case it got mounted ...
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How do I image an SD Card without the dead space

You can create an empty image file of any size you want. It has empty formatted partitions, one fat32 boot partition and one ext4 root partition. But you are free to create partitions as much as you ...
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