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Error creating file system when booting NOOBS

Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:42 pm

Ok Ive tried noobs lite Ive tried noobs Ive tried just the image but could get it copied right besides that they all end the same
and thats in this error message

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Error creating file system
mkfs.fat:warning lowercase lables might not work properly with DOS or windows
mkfs.fat: failed whilst writing FAT
mkfs.fat 3.0.26(2014-03-07) 
Can i get an explanation and this is with the new raspberry pi 2? Please help this is very annoying. :?:

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Re: Cant install

Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:30 am

When you plug the sd card, is the name of it in lowercase? If so, you have to flash I with an uppercase name.
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't.

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Re: Cant install

Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:25 am

No its not lowercase

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Re: Error creating file system when booting NOOBS

Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:17 pm

Try another sd-card, it seems this one is corrupted.
Or perhaps it was a used card that was not reset/formatted correctly with the official formatter/restore_to_factory_state tool.
use the official sd-card association "format", tool with the full format and resize options.

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Re: Cant install

Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:18 pm

Qball wrote:No its not lowercase
Are you sure? He is probably talking about the label you can give the card during formatting, did you leave it empty (the normal situation) of did you label it?

(or he meant you write NOOBS as noobs :mrgreen: )

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Re: Error creating file system when booting NOOBS

Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:08 am

Try another sd-card, it seems this one is corrupted.
Or perhaps it was a used card that was not reset/formatted correctly with the official formatter/restore_to_factory_state tool.
use the official sd-card association "format", tool with the full format and resize options.
I did use the official format tool but dont have another micro sd card for it
Are you sure? He is probably talking about the label you can give the card during formatting, did you leave it empty (the normal situation) of did you label it?

(or he meant you write NOOBS as noobs :mrgreen: )
I named it NOOBS

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Re: Error creating file system when booting NOOBS

Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:49 am

I did use the official format tool
Did you also use full format, and turn on size adjustment, its essential that you do.
I recommend not giving the card a label, most people don't.

what sometimes also helps is to try to format the card in a digital camera.

note that an SD-card isn't similar to say a hard-disk, in that the most important function of a "format" is to reset the micro-controller in the card to a default state (and to set all flash memory bits back to "1").

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Re: Error creating file system when booting NOOBS

Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:40 pm

Did you also use full format, and turn on size adjustment, its essential that you do.
I recommend not giving the card a label, most people don't.

what sometimes also helps is to try to format the card in a digital camera.

note that an SD-card isn't similar to say a hard-disk, in that the most important function of a "format" is to reset the micro-controller in the card to a default state (and to set all flash memory bits back to "1").
I do believe I did but if you could explain more just to make sure

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Re: Error creating file system when booting NOOBS

Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:52 pm

You will find all the info you will need here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/

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