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PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:36 pm
by cajsoft
Hi, I'm hoping to set up a PI4 with 128SD card.. is this possible to burn an image "buster" that will use the full 128gb?

regards,
Craig.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:27 pm
by jamesh
Yes, the install/first run automatically resizes partitions on the card to use the entire space.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:39 pm
by ShiftPlusOne
As a result, the first boot will take a long time, so don't worry if you just see a black screen for a while.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
by wildfire
Been running my Pi 4b/4 from a sandisk ultra a1 128 Gb card from day one (before that one of my 3b+'s made use of it).

No issues at all.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:15 pm
by cajsoft
wildfire wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Been running my Pi 4b/4 from a sandisk ultra a1 128 Gb card from day one (before that one of my 3b+'s made use of it).

No issues at all.
Hi, did you do an in place upgrade to buster from stretch when you had it running on your PI3 then insert the card in the PI4 or did you reimage from scratch ?

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:18 pm
by wildfire
Buster from scratch in place upgrades can be dodgy. Fresh install is a lot more reliable.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:25 pm
by cajsoft
wildfire wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Buster from scratch in place upgrades can be dodgy. Fresh install is a lot more reliable.
Cool, its just cause a have webmin/virtualmin installed and it was a bugger to configure.. I met just do a new card from scratch and install webmin on it then create a cluster with the old pi 3b.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:13 pm
by american-pi
I bought a 128gig SD card.

is it just me or is it difficult to re-format a SD card as Fat32 in windozeX ?
it came EXfat.... Try to format it, will only let me do is EXfat or NTFS, what about fat32?

The pi4b gives me the red flashes of nolife with EXfat and noobs copied over.

I had to use gparted in MINT to format my SD card as FAT 32 , as witch seems to be
required for the Pi to boot.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:10 am
by wildfire
Not just you.

FWIW I just burn my images with etcher. I avoid NOOBS like the plague. If you want a choice of operating systems then uSD cards are cheap enough give each OS their own card.

With etcher there's no need to format the card, you don't even need to unzip the OS image you're burning.

Re: PI 4 128gb SD card

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:41 am
by HawaiianPi
american-pi wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:13 pm
I bought a 128gig SD card.

is it just me or is it difficult to re-format a SD card as Fat32 in windozeX ?
it came EXfat.... Try to format it, will only let me do is EXfat or NTFS, what about fat32?
Yup, that's a problem with Windows. It will not format anything more than 32GB to FAT32, even though FAT32 supports drives up to 2TB (and can go larger with some fiddling). Old versions like Win98 used to do it, but it hasn't been allowed for quite some time (since XP, I think).

This program will do it in Windows: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index. ... format.htm

The pi4b gives me the red flashes of nolife with EXfat and noobs copied over.

I had to use gparted in MINT to format my SD card as FAT 32 , as witch seems to be required for the Pi to boot.
Correct. Raspberry Pi computers can only boot from FAT16/FAT32 filesystems.

Like wildfire above, I don't bother with NOOBS and just write Raspbian images to cards or USB drives with Etcher.