maximuss
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image disk and WD PiDrive

Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm

I have an image disk large 128 Giga (file image.img).

In standard mode if I have an SD card of 128 giga I use Win32DiskImager to put it and then I boot raspberry normally.

Recently I bougth a PiDrive of Western Digital to connect with my Raspberry 3.

Can you tell me how can I put image disk (128 giga) on PiDrive step by step?

I have not an SD of 128 giga to extract image.

thank you

Max

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:49 pm

Get a second SD card, any size, but at least 8GB. Install a Raspbian system on it. Mount the 128GB SD card in a USB adaper. Connect both the 128GB SD card (in the adapter) and to PiDrive to a Pi and boot from the new SD card. Use "dd" to copy the image from the 128GB SD card device to the PiDrive. Then you can either boot from the PiDrive and (using raspi-config) expand the root partition, or while still booted on the second SD card, use "gparted" (which you'll have to install) to expand the root partition. Or you could create one or more additional partitions in the empty space, should you so choose. It all depends on what you want the final system to look like.

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:32 am

I suspect that Western Digital might be able to answer your question better as they made the PiDrive (not sold anymore, but should be supported).

maximuss
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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:46 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:49 pm
Get a second SD card, any size, but at least 8GB. Install a Raspbian system on it. Mount the 128GB SD card in a USB adaper. Connect both the 128GB SD card (in the adapter) and to PiDrive to a Pi and boot from the new SD card.
Thank you for your answer

But I have not an SD of 128 giga to extract image or make dd command.

Is there another solution?

bye Max

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:27 am

maximuss wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm
I have an image disk large 128 Giga (file image.img).

In standard mode if I have an SD card of 128 giga I use Win32DiskImager to put it and then I boot raspberry normally.

Recently I bougth a PiDrive of Western Digital to connect with my Raspberry 3.

Can you tell me how can I put image disk (128 giga) on PiDrive step by step?

I have not an SD of 128 giga to extract image.

thank you

Max
Where do you have the image stored now ?

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:28 am

asandford wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:32 am
I suspect that Western Digital might be able to answer your question better as they made the PiDrive (not sold anymore, but should be supported).
What does WD got to do with how to copy files between sd card (or other drive) and pi drive connected to raspberry pi ?

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:23 pm

zebik wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:28 am
asandford wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:32 am
I suspect that Western Digital might be able to answer your question better as they made the PiDrive (not sold anymore, but should be supported).
What does WD got to do with how to copy files between sd card (or other drive) and pi drive connected to raspberry pi ?
WD published directions for how to load the Raspbian system onto their drives. However, as I noted above, the procedure is straightforward. Basically treat the PiDrive like a giant SD card.

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:26 pm

zebik wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:27 am

Where do you have the image stored now ?
Now it is in a file on my windows Pc as a image.img

bye Max

maximuss
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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:36 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:23 pm

WD published directions for how to load the Raspbian system onto their drives. However, as I noted above, the procedure is straightforward. Basically treat the PiDrive like a giant SD card.
Have you some link of Wd specific procedure ?

thank you

Max

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:33 am

maximuss wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Have you some link of Wd specific procedure ?

thank you

Max
As Google seems to be unavailable to you, have a look here

FYI this is a third party product, why not ask them first?

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Re: image disk and WD PiDrive

Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:14 am

sorry, i not understand, what is the problem here?
-A-
when you connect the USB HD to the windows PC
and start win32diskimager, select the 128GB.img
and burn to ?125GB?1TB? USB hard disk ? get error?
-B-
and what is on a old 128GB.img from a 128GB SD card?
besides a old 5GB RASPBIAN OS?
( zip unzip takes a week? )
if there are lots of pictures or videos you learned that making a .img was possibly not the right way to save them.
-C-
if you used the 128GB SD card to set up a new RASPBIAN STRETCH
( and that's why you not want to use it for a .img restore )
use the "SD card copier" tool and backup (itself) to a 8GB USB stick. ( what would be bootable and could be used
for restore itself back to that card / if RPI has USB boot enable OTP )

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