I don't use win32diskimager myself but I know that dd on linux doesn't care what was on the card before.The Aussie Genius wrote:but the SD card must be first formatted using FAT32 file system
Not exactly the fat32 formatter in windows 2K/XP/vista/7 is artificially limited to 32GB but the filesystem itself works fine on larger drives.and the maximum storage limit with the FAT32 file system is 32 Gb.
Well ... we shall see when i actually get my hands on a rp ...mahjongg wrote:If only it was that simple, but it isn't!
Only the first partition on the card is FAT32 (or FAT16), but the other partitions are linux partitions, and potentially can be much larger than 32MB!
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- a cheap 8GB SD card that goes bad after excessive use
That's what I figured. But the one HDXC card I have tested (64 GB Sandisk), didn't boot the RPi.plugwash wrote:AIUI the only significant difference between HC and XC is the standard filesystem but that doesn't really matter for uses like the Pi since the first thing you do is blow away said standard filesystem and replace it with a multi-partition image.
eeprom upgrades on the pi4 can likely fix the SDUC problemsplugwash wrote: ↑Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 pmThe first is on the SD card side, SDHC and SDXC use 32-bit sector indexes/counts. Cards above 2TiB (when they are released*) will be SDUC cards and probably will not work on the Pi as it stands today. For the Pi4 this may be fixable with a firmware upgrade, for earlier Pi models it will probably not be fixable.
i believe the rom, recovery, bootcode, and start4.elf now support gpt as well, the fat32 must be tagged as either "efi system partition" or "microsoft basic data"