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mike boss

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Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:49:54 pm »
I watched this video on YouTube when trying to get my Pi set up.

https://youtu.be/DrliYAyL8Ts

And I picked up three of these Micro SD cards to use for various Pi images.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/seagate-32gb-80mb-s-microsdhc-memory-card/11467209.aspx?

I've written the image that's currently giving me issues to an SD card prior. It's the very image that I'm currently using in my Sega Genesis (USB hub) Pi. Everything worked perfectly !

So I wanted to write the image to an SD card for a co-worker. I've formatted the Segate card using SD formatter, and used Windows Disk Imager to write the image. I get no errors, and it actually tells me that the write was completed successfully. However when the write is complete the SD card shows nothing is on it! It's empty. The image is apx 32GB and the card has sufficient space to host the image. I recall prior when the image was written the card would show a smaller size which I believe is due to it being formatted for Linux. I've tired a 2nd SD card (same Segate model) and get the same result. Image is written, shows successful, however card is blank! I put the card into the Pi in the event that it was just reading wrong on my PC, but nothing.

I'm at a loss to why this is happening. Sadly I've deleted the compressed file of the image I once had.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thank you all

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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 12:27:20 am »
Images that are very close to full capacity might burn OK to one manufacturer's MicroSD card, but not to a different manufacturer's card.

Things you might want to try:

1. Download NOOBS and install it on the new card to verify that the card is working.

2. Use Win32DiskImager to back up your working card's image then burn the backup to the new card.


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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 04:52:05 am »
There is a dedicated program to format SD cards from the SD standards people.

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

Try formatting with that.

Also as Scott said, use win32diskimager to read and write pi images.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 04:54:28 am »
You could try https://etcher.io/ to write the image. Also make sure you run these programs as Administrator (also the SD formatter Titchgames suggested).

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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 05:50:12 am »
You can use SDFormatter to format your sdcards. I always use that one on windows.
Rufus 2.14 is imho a very good program to write images.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 08:52:56 am »
another vote for win32diskimager

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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 02:22:24 pm »
Thanks all.
I'll give it a go.

I've got 4 images here I'd like to write and test.
Two I was able to write, but two show @ 28.9GB (same as the card).
When I attempt to write them I'm told not enuff space.
So I'll try these tools and see how it goes.

Appreciate it.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Image Wont Write To Card
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 04:41:30 pm »
I ran into this issue recently. Two 16gb card from different manufacturers. Could not write a backup image from another 16gb card to the other, out of space error. Different cards have differing amounts of available free space hence the problem.

I found a program by Paragon-Software called Backup and recovery 16. When restoring an image to a different card of size it will ask do you want to adjust the image to fit the new card. Tried it and it worked.

cheers
Philby

  
 

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