grandpa
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64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 pm

I tried to use a 64gb mini sd card to setup my pi zero. The pi would not boot.
Using an 8 gb card worked.
Any idea as to why it would not work?

DirkS
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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:40 pm

Using Noobs or a single OS (Raspbian Desktop / Lite) image?
For Noobs you need to make sure it's FAT formatted, not exFAT.

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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:48 pm

grandpa wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 pm
I tried to use a 64gb mini sd card to setup my pi zero. The pi would not boot.
Using an 8 gb card worked.
Any idea as to why it would not work?

As stated many times download the "Raspbian Stretch with Desktop" .zip

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Then in Windows use Etcher (it unzips, format and creates a bootable SD Card):

https://etcher.io


If still not working then work through the Boot Sticky which should of been your first action:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 28&t=58151
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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:43 pm

grandpa wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 pm
I tried to use a 64gb mini sd card to setup my pi zero.
For future reference get the terminology correct. It is a micro-SD card.

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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:21 pm

drgeoff wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:43 pm
grandpa wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 pm
I tried to use a 64gb mini sd card to setup my pi zero.
For future reference get the terminology correct. It is a micro-SD card.
And GB rather than gb. (Lower case 'b' is bits, uppercase is bytes.)

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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:49 pm

NOOBS requires the SD card to be formatted with the FAT32 file system, but cards larger than 32GB default to the exFAT file system. Reformatting with Windows or the SD Association formatter utility will not help, as they also default to the exFAT file system.

There is a utility from Ridgecrop Consultants in the UK that will format any size media up to 2TB with the FAT32 file system.

Windows GUI version of fat32format - Ridgecrop Consultants Ltd

Download from the page linked above and use it to format cards larger than 32GB if you want to use NOOBS.

Or you can do as suggested above and use Etcher to write one of the Raspbian images directly.
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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:15 pm

drgeoff wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:43 pm
grandpa wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 pm
I tried to use a 64gb mini sd card to setup my pi zero.
For future reference get the terminology correct. It is a micro-SD card.
Mini-SD does exist though (but it won't work on a Pi with a micro-SD card slot.)
User experiencing technical difficulties.

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Re: 64 gb mini sd card

Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:02 pm

Thanks for all your replies.
Please forgive me for mis-naming the card type.
All good now.

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