ivan882
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Partitioning the sd card

Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:59 pm

i want to be able to upload movies to the sd card so the pi can view them is it possible to make a partition for booting and another for storage.
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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:28 am

Not if you are planning to do the uploading using windows. For some reason MS decided that there could only ever be one (usable) partition on an SD card, so it ignores any other than the first one, no matter what file system they contain.

If you use a Linux system you won't have that limitation.

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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:37 am

ivan882 wrote:i want to be able to upload movies to the sd card so the pi can view them is it possible to make a partition for booting and another for storage.
The answer is yes. The semantics of doing it are more that I'd expect a beginner to do.

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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:52 am

rpdom wrote:Not if you are planning to do the uploading using windows. For some reason MS decided that there could only ever be one (usable) partition on an SD card, so it ignores any other than the first one, no matter what file system they contain.

If you use a Linux system you won't have that limitation.
what if the first partiton is for storage and the second for booting
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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:22 am

The Pi can only boot from the first partition.

With a bit of jiggling, you could make that partition bigger, but you will need a Linux system to do it with. A Live CD on a PC would give a temporary Linux environment where you could use gparted or something to change the sizes and move the data.

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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:25 am

How to partition the raspberry pi with berry boot using the raspberry pi?

And what does this quote means:
Tip of the day: If you pull GPIO1 down, by connecting GPIO header pins 5 and 6 with a jumper, Raspbian will boot in safe mode.

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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:39 pm

Ivan Tham wrote:How to partition the raspberry pi with berry boot using the raspberry pi?
Google berry boot and you'll find loads of info.
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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:42 pm

ivan882 wrote:i want to be able to upload movies to the sd card so the pi can view them is it possible to make a partition for booting and another for storage.
Why not put your movies on a usb device such as an sd card reader or thumb drive? That would save a lot of hassle.
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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:21 pm

Ivan Tham wrote:And what does this quote means:
Tip of the day: If you pull GPIO1 down, by connecting GPIO header pins 5 and 6 with a jumper, Raspbian will boot in safe mode.
This means that if you connect pins 5 and 6 of P1 together, then power up your Pi, it will boot into a special "safe mode" or recovery system. (A "jumper" is a bit of plastic with a metal connector inside that will join two pins together. They are sometimes used for configuration settings on circuits).

Hopefully you should never need to boot in safe mode. Very few people ever do.

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Re: Partitioning the sd card

Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:16 pm

Jednorozec wrote:
ivan882 wrote:i want to be able to upload movies to the sd card so the pi can view them is it possible to make a partition for booting and another for storage.
Why not put your movies on a usb device such as an sd card reader or thumb drive? That would save a lot of hassle.
then i have a lot of wasted space
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