teddy4bear
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SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:50 pm

Hello everyone

Im still very new to the rasberry pi and i was wondering if i could have two different sd cards for one rasberry pi
i want to have one running the retro pie emulator and the other one for linux

is it possible to switch the sd cards has i would rather do that than get a new rasberry pi

and if i was to get a rasberry pi , which would be the best to run retro pie

Thank you

Sorry im still a noob :?

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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:33 pm

There is no problem in having multiple cards with multiple systems - but you cannot "hot swap" them. You should choose a Raspberry Pi 3 model B.
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teddy4bear
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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:39 pm

when you say hot swap you mean i shouldnt swap it while the rasberry pi is on yeah ??

Thanks

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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Shut down and turn off the power before you swap the cards.
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teddy4bear
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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks for the help

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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Think of the SD card like the hard disk or SSD in your PC.
.... except that it is cheap, tiny, silent, and low power consumption!

Basically you should take the same care when shutting down the Pi as you would your PC.

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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:12 pm

You could also consider to create a dual-boot setup using NOOBS where both raspbian OS and RetroPie OS is on the same SD card. During bootup you must then select which you want to load :)

EDIT: NOOBS and RetroPie are no good friends, apparently. Other options are available though :)
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Re: SD Cards & new rasberry pi

Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:41 pm

You could install berryboot and boot from multiple operating systems (Raspbian, Ubuntu, Retropi, etc...). You just have to restart to boot into a different OS.

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