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Buster: Can't find /boot partion

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:03 pm
by emw
I am working on Windows 10 with a headless pi zero W. I downloaded Raspbian Buster Lite and flashed the micro SD card using balenaEtcher. Normally at this point I would create an empty "ssh" file and configure wpa_supplicant.conf in the /boot partition, but windows cannot find the /boot partition.

I have verified the image does boot. Is there something new I need to do to access the /boot partition from windows?

Re: Buster: Can't find /boot partion

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:59 pm
by pcmanbob
The only partition your windows PC can see is the fat32 ( boot) partition.

So on my windows 7 PC with a buster lite SD card you see this K: drive is my card reader.

Image

you may have to eject the card after writing and reinsert card to get windows to recognise the fat partition.

Re: Buster: Can't find /boot partion

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:26 pm
by emw
Thanks, I already tried that without any success. Just tried it on another computer and is works. looks like there is something haywire on my computer.

Re: Buster: Can't find /boot partion

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:31 pm
by pcmanbob
emw wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:26 pm
Thanks, I already tried that without any success. Just tried it on another computer and is works. looks like there is something haywire on my computer.
Some times a reboot will fix problems like this, worth trying before you start digging in to the OS/hardware

Re: Buster: Can't find /boot partion

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:14 pm
by emw
Seems to be some odd interaction with network drive mapping... kind of have it working now.

Re: Buster: Can't find /boot partion

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:47 am
by theboylloyd
In case anyone is seaching for the solution as I was... this worked for me;

- Open disk management
- Right-click the "boot" partition and select "Change Drive Letter & Paths"
- Click "Add" and allocate it a drive letter
- It will now show in Windows Explorer

:)