rpdom wrote:This is normal and is exactly what is supposed to happen.
The Raspian Image writes just under 2GB of data to your card. This consists of a small disk image of about 66MB which can be seen unders Windows (this contains the Pi's boot code), and a large Linux disk image of nearly 2GB which Windows ignores as it doesn't understand it.
So, you have about half of your 4GB card allocated so far...
The next step is to start up your Pi with the card in. One of the first things you will see is the configuration menu. One option on there is to resize the system to use the whole card - this will take some time, then ask for a reboot. It will complete after the reboot (that will take a bit of time too, and may slow your Pi down while it is doing that).
Have you read the replies above? They explain why this is the case.TheChilledGamer wrote:hi im really worried i have a 16gb sd card and after writing the image it says i have a maximum sd card space of 55mb instead of the previous 16gb. i can understand the total amount of space free decreasing but not the maximum of memory on the sd card decreasing. plz help
Sounds like the card itself is fine since it works in two different devices. You may have hardware or software that's not recognizing the SDHC card. How old is the computer and card reader, and will it read other cards over 4 GB?Tochimo wrote:But when I plug it into my camera, it formatted fine and saved pictures to it. When I plug the SD card into my ASUS, it detects it fine, shows the full 16gb, was able to format using SD format software... but even after the format, my original computer won't detect the SD card...
If I throw the 2nd SD card into my VAIO, it detects it fine, reads and writes to card no problem. So the card docking bay is working.
Anyone know what I did to my first SD Card that has my VAIO ignoring it, but my ASUS seeing it fine?