Fair enough, I understand that. However, I cannot understand how one would be able to format and copy an image to an SD Card that has "failed" but still be unable to boot a Raspberry Pi with the same SD Card.Jim JKla wrote:SD Memory is not as stable as you would suspect it has some inherent flakieness so you just have to expect that at some point it's going to fail.
yeah. just watch the first 5 minutes of it and you will never wonder again why sf-cards (and usb-sticks) can fail if you push them just a bit harder than using it in a camera. These are not like hard-disksJim JKla wrote: If you have not bothered have a look at the Xobs & Bunnie video I linked in my previous post you may understand why not all SD cards are created equal
Thanks kevinjwelsh, this was exactly my issue on 2 Rpi`s.kevinjwelsh wrote:I had this problem last night (Red Light on - Green on faintly). After reading this thread I looked at my SD card and saw that for some reason it was slightly bowed in the middle of the contact points. Bent it back (gently) and it now works again.
Just posting the let you know what worked for me.
Windows does not understand Linux file systems and may offer to "fix" a card containing one. That offer should never be accepted.ianis wrote:Same problem, red light-no boot
I took the card and inserted it into my laptop (Windoes 8.1). I was informed it needs to be scanned for errors. After scanning, I started the Pi and got the green light .
Eh? Windows understands the primary FAT partition and can unset the dirty bit. fsck on Raspbian Wheezy is borked and can't do that. fsck in Jessie is fixed.drgeoff wrote: Windows does not understand Linux file systems and may offer to "fix" a card containing one. That offer should never be accepted.
And you had to post that twice for the same user: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=108177mahjongg wrote:it seems necessary to re-post this once every few dozen posts in this thread as people still miss that there is a sticky that explains everything there you should know about boot problems, don't post here before you have read it!