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Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« on: July 04, 2012, 06:27:33 PM »
Hi ! :)

I have my Raspberry Pi now, but seem to be having problems booting it up with the SD Card I am using.

I have used Win32 Disk Imager to write 'Debian Sqeeze' to a 'deolux' 16 GB SDHC card. It boots and then just sits there, no login or command prompt appears.

Is it the SD Card ? Can anyone recommend an SD Card or size to use or even have one spare ? Or am I doing something else wrong ?

Many thanks ! ;)

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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 06:41:29 PM »
That is all I did Alex . . . and it worked okay - only difference is that I used a 4GB as 16GB was overkill! :(

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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 06:52:05 PM »
Ah ! Okay, any particular brand ?
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 06:55:31 PM »
Not really I have tried two different types and both worked . . . :(

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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 07:06:37 PM »
Thanks ! ;)
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 07:49:13 PM »
You could check http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards for working cards.

What class is the card?  It seems there has been some issues with higher speed cards and driver fixes are on the way.

(some more info here: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/36/161 )
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 08:18:08 PM »
You could check http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards for working cards.

What class is the card?  It seems there has been some issues with higher speed cards and driver fixes are on the way.

(some more info here: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/36/161 )

Thanks for the additional info. I didn't realise it didn't like some SD Cards ! :o
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 10:58:03 PM »
It can be two things:

Most likely it doesn't like the SD card - it can be a bit fussy and they are trying to patch things up....

Least likely, but not unheard of, its a dodgy Pi - a couple of slipped through that I have heard of - RS/Farnell are usually quick to replace if you can prove it by using a "supported" SD card.




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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 06:10:46 PM »
It can be two things:

Most likely it doesn't like the SD card - it can be a bit fussy and they are trying to patch things up....

Least likely, but not unheard of, its a dodgy Pi - a couple of slipped through that I have heard of - RS/Farnell are usually quick to replace if you can prove it by using a "supported" SD card.


Hopefully, it will be the suspected SD card problem. I have ordered a 4gig one from eBay for £4, which should ( fingers crossed ) work ! It's funny, I have loads of USB Memory sticks and not enough SD Cards !  :D

As soon as I get it up and running I'll post a few photos and maybe a video. ;)
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 07:49:25 PM »
Hmmm...need to order a 4GB SD & 4GB CF when I get paid :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 12:20:19 PM »
Grr ... I can't believe every single SD I have is listed as not currently compatible with the Pi ! :(

Would anyone like to trade a fully working SD for one that works ( tested ) with the Pi ? I have spent £15 on cards already.

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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 12:32:37 PM »
I've got loads of 2Gb and a few 4gb but they're all Micro SD, so you'd need an adapter to use them.

Do you want to try-before-you-swap for whatever ones you've got that don't work?

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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 12:48:51 PM »
I've got loads of 2Gb and a few 4gb but they're all Micro SD, so you'd need an adapter to use them.

Do you want to try-before-you-swap for whatever ones you've got that don't work?

I have adapters and 4gb ones would be perfect. I have two 10day old SD cards, Integral MicroSD HC Class 4 4gb and Deolux SDHC 16gb.

A " try-before-you-swap " is neat idea. I'll PM you my address ! :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 05:37:43 PM »
Hmmm...need to order a 4GB SD & 4GB CF when I get paid :)

asda doing 4gb cf for £13.99
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Re: Raspberry Pi : SD Card problems
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2012, 07:43:34 PM »
Some hopefully compatible cards will be en route to Alex tomorrow ..