dsyleixa123
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Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:29 pm

the Win32DiskImager + BalenaEtcher method, I've done that more than 2 dozen times
just plug the source disk (disregard if windoze doesnt read the linux partion, it doesnt, wont matter!)
let Win32DiskImager "read" the source so it can save it to a file in a windows folder that you direct it to (just dont forget to put the .img after the file name, ex: RPi2BJessie07172019.img)
after that, its time to use Etcher to flash the saved image to the target microSD card (this time I'll assume that you already know how to use Etcher)
opening Win32DiskImager it detects the SD but then looks for an existing image name to open in order to write it to this SD,
I cannot open the SD to read it and write to file (CMIIW)!
Same about BalenaEtcher !

dsyleixa123
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Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:18 pm

PS, edit:

one probably has to 1st create an empty file like "Jessie.img", e.g. on D:\ or E:\
and then select it in Win32DiskImager.exe,
and then press "READ"
then overwrite...? - YES
strange... :?

dsyleixa123
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Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:03 pm

update:
yes, now it had worked, it boots fine from the copy SD! Thanks again very much!

Just so sad that it don't work locally on the Pi itself :(

epoch1970
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Re: how to copy 1 external SD to another external SD?

Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Bravo !
"S'il n'y a pas de solution, c'est qu'il n'y a pas de problème." Les Shadoks, J. Rouxel

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