purplecinnamon wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm
FTrevorGowen wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:42 pm
The SD card adapter? On my pi it simply takes a micro SD card with no need for an adapter.
That's the case for the B+ onwards. However a uSDHC to SDHC card adapter may be needed to write the uSDHC card in a(nother) computer with only a "full-size" SD card slot (or, as I and others have used, in a cheap & cheerful USB-based card reader/writer which can be more reliable than some built-in slots.) Such can fail: http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... 06.2013.29
Also, some time after the B+'s release IIRC a few folks found and tried out a form of SD-to-uSDHC card adapter.
I think I see what you are saying. Are you suggesting I try the SD card with a usb adapter instead of the onboard uSD card slot? I just tried that and it appears it still does not want to boot up.
No. What I'm saying, w.r.t. USB SDHC card readers/writers is that, depending upon the age of the (non-Pi) computer used to write the uSDHC card, their use may result in more reliable writing of the uSDHC card. (To put it another way, unless the built-in slot is labeled as SDHC/XC compatible, which I've only seen on digital cameras and one or two recent netbooks/tablets, correct writing/re-formating etc. is not guaranteed - historically SDHC and SDXC were designed and implemented/rolled-out for cameras first, use in/for "computers" was to be several years later. Several manufactures packaged cards with USB reader/writer dongles because of this**)
** FWIW Some examples are here: http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... cards.html
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, B2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B+, P3B, B+, A+ and a B2) but Buster on the P4B's. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm