taylorkh wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:14 am
As long as a Pi will work with a 64 GB card I will try another. I am hoping someone can provide some experience good or bad.
The Pi supports the SDXC standard, which is cards up to 2TB (although none that large exist yet). I have tested my Pi with cards up to 128GB and it worked fine. The main issue people run into with cards larger than 32GB is with NOOBS installation, but you are using Ubuntu images, so that's not your problem.
If it's a popular brand card (especially SanDisk or Samsung), then it could be a fake (lots of counterfeits out there). There are some programs that test the integrity of flash storage media. For Windows there is h2testw and for Linux there is F3 (Fight Fake Flash), which I have heard can be built from source on Mac OS.
It also could be your card reader. I had one that seemed to work perfectly when reading/writing files (never had a problem), but it frequently failed to verify when writing images with Etcher. I tossed that one in the recycle bin and use a different card reader now.
Oh, and one more thing. If you have a new 3B+ model, the Ubuntu Mate 16.04 image is not compatible. The 3B+ model needs new firmware and a new kernel, and that Ubuntu image is too old. I believe there is an Ubuntu 18 image that is 3B+ compatible now (and of course, the latest Raspbian is compatible with all Raspberry Pi models).
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?