jphh
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NEW SD CARD

Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:17 pm

I got a Pi 3. Followed the instructions with sd card 32gb formatted fat32. Downloaded NOOBS (cannot remember if it was 1.8 or 1.9) and started without problems.
I now have a 64gb sd card also formatted in fat32. Followed the same procedure with NOOBS 1.9. Pi 3 does not boot as if it was not seeing the sd card.
Help please.
JP

drgeoff
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:58 pm

1. Are you sure the 64Gbyte card is FAT32? They invariably come as exFAT and most formatters will also return them to exFAT.

2. Could the 64 Gbyte card be a fake?

anand1
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:02 pm

I recommend to use SDFomatter v4.0. And check if FAT 32 option is selected....

DirkS
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:42 pm

anand1 wrote:I recommend to use SDFomatter v4.0. And check if FAT 32 option is selected....
There is no option in SDformatter to change the format.

jphh
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:48 pm

drgeoff wrote:1. Are you sure the 64Gbyte card is FAT32? They invariably come as exFAT and most formatters will also return them to exFAT.
2. Could the 64 Gbyte card be a fake?
The card is a San Disk Ultra class 10 bought on Amazon .
It was formatted on my MacBook Pro as a Fat32 and the files can be seen on "finder"

jahboater
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:10 am

Or try installing the Raspbian OS image directly - there is no need to format the disk first, and Raspbian itself can deal with any sized disk.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Pi4 8GB running PIOS64

jphh
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:11 pm

jahboater wrote:Or try installing the Raspbian OS image directly - there is no need to format the disk first, and Raspbian itself can deal with any sized disk.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
I have now successfully downloaded and installed Raspbian image directly and Pi 3 does boot.
However "df -h" now returns a filesystem size of 3.6G for my SD card of 64gb compared with 28G when I was using a 32gb sd card.
Help please
JP

DirkS
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:51 pm

Expand the filesystem.
Use

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sudo raspi-config
on the command line or start the GUI configuration utility (IIRC that's in Menu / preferences)
Should be the first option in both.

jphh
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Re: NEW SD CARD

Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:59 pm

DirkS wrote:Expand the filesystem.
Use

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sudo raspi-config
on the command line or start the GUI configuration utility (IIRC that's in Menu / preferences)
Should be the first option in both.
Problem solved. Thanks to all.

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