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SD Card for Raspbian

Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:54 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to load Raspbian onto an SD card using my Macbook. Apparently a loading app is required. I found this one:

RPi-sd card builder v1.2

Has anyone used this one or is there another that is popular?

Thanks.

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:13 pm

just use dd ?
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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:21 pm

RaTTuS wrote:just use dd ?
+1

There are links on this site's 'Downloads' page to instructions for writing images using Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:28 pm

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:20 pm

Thanks.

On the site, the following instruction is detailed:

sudo dd bs=1m if=path_of_your_image.img of=/dev/diskn

My img. is on the desktop. What path do I need to use?

Thanks

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:40 am

The system couldn't find the .img file on my Desktop. Had to cd to Desktop. Then it worked.

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:52 am

Hi
what is the characteristics(capacity and speed) of an micro SD card for raspberry pi b+

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:21 pm

dhouha wrote:Hi
what is the characteristics(capacity and speed) of an micro SD card for raspberry pi b+
I would say that it depends on the SD card you buy...
But I guess that's not really the answer you're after; maybe you need to rephrase the question

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:06 pm

I think Dhouha is probably asking what kind of card he needs to buy, so as to be sure it will work with his Pi. The docs on the main site say this:

SD card size. For installation of NOOBS, the minimum recommended card size is 8GB. For image installations we recommend a minimum of 4GB; some distributions can run on much smaller cards, specifically OpenElec and Arch.

SD card class. The card class determines the sustained write speed for the card; a class 4 card will be able to write at 4MB/s, whereas a class 10 should be able to attain 10 MB/s. However it should be noted that this does not mean a class 10 card will outperform a class 4 card for general usage, because often this write speed is achieved at the cost of read speed and increased seek times.

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:23 am

Hi, If you are still looking for some instructions on how to this I have written them up previously in a blog post.

http://trevorappleton.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... g-mac.html
Check out my blog post for Raspberry Pi and Python tutorials.

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:36 pm

Hi
Is there a possibility to connect a pi B+ to window 7 :?: :?:

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:41 pm

dhouha wrote:Hi
Is there a possibility to connect a pi B+ to window 7 :?: :?:
Yes, more than one. What are you wanting to do?.

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:42 am

Hello
Please what is the difference between a Raspberry pi b+ and the STM32F407VGT6 micro controller.
thank you. :)

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:51 am

dhouha wrote:Hello
Please what is the difference between a Raspberry pi b+ and the STM32F407VGT6 micro controller.
thank you. :)
Perhaps this is in the wrong thread - it does not appear to be related to the topic?

One of the devices you mention is a complete single-board microcomputer capable of running an Operating System. The other is just a 'bare' microcontroller chip.

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:27 pm

can you please give me the characteristics of each one

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:39 pm

dhouha wrote:can you please give me the characteristics of each one
Google offline again?
http://www.st.com/web/en/resource/techn ... 037051.pdf
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor ... 431027|alt

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:44 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:41 pm

HI

I would like to reformat my 8gb SDcard. The SD associations formatter reports that the card size is 1.17gb. What do i need to do so that on reformatting the card the full 8gb will become available.

I am in the process of upgrading my NOOBS to the latest version.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Darryl

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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:54 pm

Stick it in your camera (in an adapter), phone or tablet and use the formatting options with one of those.
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Re: SD Card for Raspbian

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:54 pm

darrylpi wrote:I would like to reformat my 8gb SDcard. The SD associations formatter reports that the card size is 1.17gb. What do i need to do so that on reformatting the card the full 8gb will become available.
Have you set the options in SD formatter to full erase (format type) and on (format size adjustment)?

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