I would expect as it is a new SD card it will already be formatted so I would expect you to see a partition listed. So you should see a basic disk and a single partition if using command ls /dev
, such as /dev/sda and /dev/sda1. The SD card may have a different name, sdb, sdc etc. depending on your card reader.
To copy an image to the card I would expect you would need to use dd
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sudo dd bs=1m if=path_of_your_image.img of=/dev/sda
if necessary replacing sda with the name your SD card shows as.
The command @flubbard mentioned in his post earlier in this thread, sudo df -h
, will probably only show the card info if the SD card is auto-mounted when you plug it into your card reader. If it is auto mounted you will need to unmount it using sudo umount /dev/sda1
or whatever the SD card is referenced as before copying the image to it.
When I plug SD cards into my card reader connected to my Pi's they do not get auto-mounted and I expect this will be the same for you.
Just a warning. I'm fairly sure the info above is OK but I have never copied an image to an SD card using my Pi so be careful. I always use win32diskimager on a windows laptop.
There is a load of info here
about copying images to SD cards on different systems but I find it very confusing.
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