mpeill
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Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:56 pm

I'm sure the utility works as described on the Rpi wesite, but I can't get it to function. The instructions seem easy enough, but each time I get the message "unable to create file system" on the SDcard in a USB adapter on the Rpi2.
I've tried a new SDcard without any utility being run on it....
Tried creating just one partition and formatting to FAT32....
Tried creating just one partition and formatting to NTFS....
Tried deleting all partitions and leaving it up to the Rpi to sort out....
Nothing, always the same message!!
It has to be simple doesn't it!! What am I missing?

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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:09 pm

Try

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gksudo piclone
in the console.
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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:22 pm

Nope....unable to create file system

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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:23 pm

just so I'm clear, what state should the SDcard be in (partitions, format) beofre I attempt to clone?

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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:52 pm

Doesn't matter, I used fresh cards as well as used cards with piclone. Tried a different card reader?
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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:15 pm

pi-anazazi wrote:Doesn't matter...
Tried a different card reader?
Also should be the case for the (GUI) cloning tool (it's writing a direct "image" of the original like the dd command). It might be advisable to unmount any automatically mounted (by the File Manager gui) partitions first (Although I have no note of having to do that in my "cloning notes/screenshots, FWIW, to be found here: http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... _a_Pi_Zero )
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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:26 pm

I haven't a second reader, unfortunately. It would be good to try one though.
All I can say is the card reader works fine under Windows, reads, writes, formats, deletes and creates partitions. I'm sure at the end of the day it will be an obvious solution.

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Re: Using the inbuilt Jessie SDcard copier

Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:05 pm

mpeill wrote:I haven't a second reader, unfortunately. It would be good to try one though.
All I can say is the card reader works fine under Windows, reads, writes, formats, deletes and creates partitions. I'm sure at the end of the day it will be an obvious solution.
I've just spotted that in your OP you refer to a "Rpi2" - which model of Pi do you have? Your card reader may be one that needs a high current when writing** and, depending on exactly which Pi you have and what other devices are plugged into the USB, your Pi may not be able to supply that.
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**See the examples here: http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... aders.html
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