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  • Kerry McKenzie
    John i am in the same boat as you, i managed to turn my 32gig sd into a 53meg sd card. I am still trying to find some software to get it back to something that
    Message 1 of 16 , Feb 22, 2013
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      John
      i am in the same boat as you, i managed to turn my 32gig sd into a 53meg
      sd card.
      I am still trying to find some software to get it back to something that
      I can use again ,...it was not cheap
      so i hope i haven't frontal lobotomized it for good!!

      If I find some software that will fix it and restore my 32gigs i will
      post it here as I am sure we wont be the last ones that this will happen to.
      Kerry

      --
      Kind Regards
      Kerry McKenzie

      Mobile 041 971 4876

      PO Box 4492
      Kirwan QLD 4817
      Australia
    • John D. Hays
      To use an image file, *you will need to unzip it and write it to a suitable SD card using the UNIX tool dd . Windows
      Message 2 of 16 , Feb 22, 2013
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        "To use an image file, you will need to unzip it and write it to a suitable SD card using the UNIX tool dd. Windows users should use Win32DiskImager. Do not try to drag and drop or otherwise copy over the image without using dd or Win32DiskImager – it won’t work. If you’re still not clear on what to do, the community on the Raspberry Pi Wiki has written aguide for beginners on how to set up your SD card." == http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads


        John D. Hays
        K7VE
        PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
          


        On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 3:15 PM, John <jferrell13@...> wrote:
         

        The day started out well. The second Raspberry Pi that I ordered on the 19th from Adafruit came today (the 22nd) so I thought I would get it online. I took a brand new 8G Kingston sd out and started to load it. The image program balked, saying that the card was locked. Try the other Win 7 machne, same thing! Google coughs up a lengthy todo list. http://oddsnsods.net/blog/?p=100 looked scarey but promising. All these years and I never saw a command line disk partition program before today. I deleted the partition in the sd card as instructed and went back to the disk image program. Now it says the image won't fit on the 8G sd card. OK, I am no stranger to trouble, I will restore the format on the sd card and work up a plan for the next step. Uh-Oh! The windows format command says it cannot do the format. So here I am reporting back. Some where there is a special format program for sd cards, I need to find it.
        Next, I suspect th image sved was a complete image and not just the install programs. The empty locations were probably included in the dump. I also suspect the Dump-restore was done by Linux and it is more efficient with the sd card.
        That is the story for today.
        I doubt I am ready to build that image from the insructions...YET.
        de John W8CCW


      • Kerry McKenzie
        John that little link you sent out ....just tried it and works a treat, I have now unbricked my 32gig SD card there is a bit more to it after you unbrick it
        Message 3 of 16 , Feb 22, 2013
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          John
          that little link you sent out ....just tried it and works a treat, I
          have now unbricked my 32gig SD card there is a bit more to it after you
          unbrick it using the manage function in windows 7 but can cover this
          later as i should be working and not sitting on here and having lots of
          fun doing Rasperry PI stuff and replying to this list..:-))...ha ha will
          come back tonight and give you the instructions if you havent already
          worked it out
          regards Kerry

          --
          Kind Regards
          Kerry McKenzie

          Mobile 041 971 4876

          PO Box 4492
          Kirwan QLD 4817
          Australia
        • Dennis Nelson
          One question for you, where did you get the image? I found that the archLinuxArm from element14 was corrupt and wouldn t boot. Of course if the card is
          Message 4 of 16 , Feb 22, 2013
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            One question for you, where did you get the image? I found that the archLinuxArm from element14 was corrupt and wouldn't boot. Of course
            if the card is bad(does happen), try getting a replacement. I've had better luck with the sandisk cards.



            From: John <jferrell13@...>
            To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 5:15 PM
            Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Adventure of the Day #1

             
            The day started out well. The second Raspberry Pi that I ordered on the 19th from Adafruit came today (the 22nd) so I thought I would get it online. I took a brand new 8G Kingston sd out and started to load it. The image program balked, saying that the card was locked. Try the other Win 7 machne, same thing! Google coughs up a lengthy todo list. http://oddsnsods.net/blog/?p=100 looked scarey but promising. All these years and I never saw a command line disk partition program before today. I deleted the partition in the sd card as instructed and went back to the disk image program. Now it says the image won't fit on the 8G sd card. OK, I am no stranger to trouble, I will restore the format on the sd card and work up a plan for the next step. Uh-Oh! The windows format command says it cannot do the format. So here I am reporting back. Some where there is a special format program for sd cards, I need to find it.
            Next, I suspect th image sved was a complete image and not just the install programs. The empty locations were probably included in the dump. I also suspect the Dump-restore was done by Linux and it is more efficient with the sd card.
            That is the story for today.
            I doubt I am ready to build that image from the insructions...YET.
            de John W8CCW



          • Adrian
            You can use diskpart under windows to recover or use http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_ARM_Installer Yes there is a windows version; Windows Vista & 7 Zip
            Message 5 of 16 , Feb 22, 2013
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              You can use diskpart under windows to recover or use


              http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_ARM_Installer

              Yes there is a windows version;

              Windows Vista & 7
                      Zip File

              1. Click on the link above
              2. Right click on the file and select "Extract All..."
              3. Open the extracted folder
              4. Right click on the program and select "Run as administrator"
              5. When you load a image it auto cleans the SD card first.
            • John Wiseman
              When you write the image using WIndows the disk APPEARS to be 53 Megs. The image has two partitions, a smaill one that Windows can see, and the rest which is
              Message 6 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                When you write the image using WIndows the disk APPEARS to be 53 Megs. The image has two partitions, a smaill one that Windows can see, and the rest which is only accessible once you boot the PI.
                 
                John GBPQ
                 


                From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kerry McKenzie
                Sent: 23 February 2013 01:10
                To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: Adventure of the Day #1

                 

                John
                i am in the same boat as you, i managed to turn my 32gig sd into a 53meg
                sd card.
                I am still trying to find some software to get it back to something that
                I can use again ,...it was not cheap
                so i hope i haven't frontal lobotomized it for good!!

                If I find some software that will fix it and restore my 32gigs i will
                post it here as I am sure we wont be the last ones that this will happen to.
                Kerry

                --
                Kind Regards
                Kerry McKenzie

                Mobile 041 971 4876

                PO Box 4492
                Kirwan QLD 4817
                Australia

              • Ray Wells
                ... http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards Ray vk2tv
                Message 7 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                  On 23/02/13 14:02, Dennis Nelson wrote:
                   
                  One question for you, where did you get the image? I found that the archLinuxArm from element14 was corrupt and wouldn't boot. Of course
                  if the card is bad(does happen), try getting a replacement. I've had better luck with the sandisk cards.



                  From: John <jferrell13@...>
                  To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 5:15 PM
                  Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Adventure of the Day #1

                   
                  The day started out well. The second Raspberry Pi that I ordered on the 19th from Adafruit came today (the 22nd) so I thought I would get it online. I took a brand new 8G Kingston sd out and started to load it. The image program balked, saying that the card was locked. Try the other Win 7 machne, same thing! Google coughs up a lengthy todo list. http://oddsnsods.net/blog/?p=100 looked scarey but promising. All these years and I never saw a command line disk partition program before today. I deleted the partition in the sd card as instructed and went back to the disk image program. Now it says the image won't fit on the 8G sd card. OK, I am no stranger to trouble, I will restore the format on the sd card and work up a plan for the next step. Uh-Oh! The windows format command says it cannot do the format. So here I am reporting back. Some where there is a special format program for sd cards, I need to find it.
                  Next, I suspect th image sved was a complete image and not just the install programs. The empty locations were probably included in the dump. I also suspect the Dump-restore was done by Linux and it is more efficient with the sd card.
                  That is the story for today.
                  I doubt I am ready to build that image from the insructions...YET.
                  de John W8CCW

                  .

                  http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards

                  Ray vk2tv
                • Ray Wells
                  ... The Linux partitioner gparted can do some wonderful things with disks and it s user friendly. There exists a CDROM iso image that boots into Linux to run
                  Message 8 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                    On 23/02/13 14:32, Adrian wrote:
                     

                    You can use diskpart under windows to recover or use


                    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_ARM_Installer

                    Yes there is a windows version;

                    Windows Vista & 7
                            Zip File

                    1. Click on the link above
                    2. Right click on the file and select "Extract All..."
                    3. Open the extracted folder
                    4. Right click on the program and select "Run as administrator"
                    5. When you load a image it auto cleans the SD card first.
                    _
                    The Linux partitioner gparted can do some wonderful things with "disks" and it's user friendly.

                    There exists a CDROM iso image that boots into Linux to run gparted.

                    I've previously used Partition Magic on Windoze machines but gparted walks all over it.

                    Ray vk2tv
                  • Jim Thisdale
                    1: Since your going to write an IMAGE file to the sdcard there is NO NEED to have it formatted/partitioned. Actually it will work fine/better with no
                    Message 9 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                      1: Since your going to write an IMAGE file to the sdcard there is NO NEED to have it
                      formatted/partitioned. Actually it will work fine/better with no partitioning/formatting. The image
                      file contains the partitioning info.

                      1a: card should be UNMOUNTED before writing image.

                      2: Some computers, (older laptops in particular) don't/can't write the larger sd/microsd cards
                      correctly, if this happens, it usually won't boot which is probably the best failure mode as
                      compared to booting to a corrupted card.

                      3: Note that the win32imager.exe program has difficulty with drive letters in win 7, don't trust
                      it.. make sure you unmount/remove all other removeable drives first before running this program to
                      prevent it over-writing them. I recommend copying the image file to your internal C drive and then
                      running the win32imager program.

                      4: note all the images tend to be relatively small, running raspi-config or other provided utility /
                      follow image instructions on 1st boot to expand image to fill card.

                      5: Pi only boots from sdcard.
                      1st partition must be fat - usually very small, 16 - 59MB.
                      2nd partition is usually linux ext4 which is booted from the fat partition. this partition will
                      need to be expanded to fill sdcard. Can be done 2 ways, thru raspi-config, or gparted resize
                      command, other OSes may have a different method.

                      -Jim-
                      Visit my Pi running ircddb, dvrptr, Apache & many other things:
                      http://n1jmm.no-ip.org

                      On 2/22/13 6:15 PM, John wrote:
                      > The day started out well. The second Raspberry Pi that I ordered on the 19th from Adafruit came today (the 22nd) so I thought I would get it online. I took a brand new 8G Kingston sd out and started to load it. The image program balked, saying that the card was locked. Try the other Win 7 machne, same thing! Google coughs up a lengthy todo list. http://oddsnsods.net/blog/?p=100 looked scarey but promising. All these years and I never saw a command line disk partition program before today. I deleted the partition in the sd card as instructed and went back to the disk image program. Now it says the image won't fit on the 8G sd card. OK, I am no stranger to trouble, I will restore the format on the sd card and work up a plan for the next step. Uh-Oh! The windows format command says it cannot do the format. So here I am reporting back. Some where there is a special format program for sd cards, I need to find it.
                      > Next, I suspect th image sved was a complete image and not just the install programs. The empty locations were probably included in the dump. I also suspect the Dump-restore was done by Linux and it is more efficient with the sd card.
                      > That is the story for today.
                      > I doubt I am ready to build that image from the insructions...YET.
                      > de John W8CCW
                      >
                    • John Ferrell
                      My card was an easy fix with the format program here: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/ I have since loaded it with the image of Occidentalis
                      Message 10 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                        My card was an easy fix with the format program here:
                        https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/
                        I have since loaded it with the image of "Occidentalis v0.1." from ADAFRUIT.
                        It has updated and upgraded.


                        On 2/22/2013 8:09 PM, Kerry McKenzie wrote:
                         

                        John
                        i am in the same boat as you, i managed to turn my 32gig sd into a 53meg
                        sd card.
                        I am still trying to find some software to get it back to something that
                        I can use again ,...it was not cheap
                        so i hope i haven't frontal lobotomized it for good!!

                        If I find some software that will fix it and restore my 32gigs i will
                        post it here as I am sure we wont be the last ones that this will happen to.
                        Kerry

                        --
                        Kind Regards
                        Kerry McKenzie

                        Mobile 041 971 4876

                        PO Box 4492
                        Kirwan QLD 4817
                        Australia


                        -- 
                        John Ferrell W8CCW
                        That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.
                        P.C. HODGELL
                          
                      • John Ferrell
                        The CustomPi image was a little bigger than my Kingston 8G card would hold. It seems to be working OK with the ADAFRUIT image. I wanted both of these anyway. I
                        Message 11 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                          The CustomPi image was a little bigger than my Kingston 8G card would hold. It seems to be working OK with the ADAFRUIT image. I wanted both of these anyway. I bought a 16G  SD to use with the CustomPI image.
                          My motive for the post was to try to get others to share their misadventures. By sharing, we don't have to all experience the same problems. 

                          On 2/22/2013 8:30 PM, John D. Hays wrote:
                           

                          "To use an image file, you will need to unzip it and write it to a suitable SD card using the UNIX tool dd. Windows users should use Win32DiskImager. Do not try to drag and drop or otherwise copy over the image without using dd or Win32DiskImager – it won’t work. If you’re still not clear on what to do, the community on the Raspberry Pi Wiki has written aguide for beginners on how to set up your SD card." == http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads



                          John D. Hays
                          K7VE
                          PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
                            


                          On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 3:15 PM, John <jferrell13@...> wrote:
                           

                          The day started out well. The second Raspberry Pi that I ordered on the 19th from Adafruit came today (the 22nd) so I thought I would get it online. I took a brand new 8G Kingston sd out and started to load it. The image program balked, saying that the card was locked. Try the other Win 7 machne, same thing! Google coughs up a lengthy todo list. http://oddsnsods.net/blog/?p=100 looked scarey but promising. All these years and I never saw a command line disk partition program before today. I deleted the partition in the sd card as instructed and went back to the disk image program. Now it says the image won't fit on the 8G sd card. OK, I am no stranger to trouble, I will restore the format on the sd card and work up a plan for the next step. Uh-Oh! The windows format command says it cannot do the format. So here I am reporting back. Some where there is a special format program for sd cards, I need to find it.
                          Next, I suspect th image sved was a complete image and not just the install programs. The empty locations were probably included in the dump. I also suspect the Dump-restore was done by Linux and it is more efficient with the sd card.
                          That is the story for today.
                          I doubt I am ready to build that image from the insructions...YET.
                          de John W8CCW



                          -- 
                          John Ferrell W8CCW
                          That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.
                          P.C. HODGELL
                            
                        • John Ferrell
                          Glad it helped out! ... -- John Ferrell W8CCW That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. P.C. HODGELL
                          Message 12 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                            Glad it helped out!
                            On 2/22/2013 8:32 PM, Kerry McKenzie wrote:
                             

                            John
                            that little link you sent out ....just tried it and works a treat, I
                            have now unbricked my 32gig SD card there is a bit more to it after you
                            unbrick it using the manage function in windows 7 but can cover this
                            later as i should be working and not sitting on here and having lots of
                            fun doing Rasperry PI stuff and replying to this list..:-))...ha ha will
                            come back tonight and give you the instructions if you havent already
                            worked it out
                            regards Kerry

                            --
                            Kind Regards
                            Kerry McKenzie

                            Mobile 041 971 4876

                            PO Box 4492
                            Kirwan QLD 4817
                            Australia


                            -- 
                            John Ferrell W8CCW
                            That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.
                            P.C. HODGELL
                              
                          • John Ferrell
                            Adrian put it up on his site: http://vk4tux.no-ip.org/Cpi/ ... -- John Ferrell W8CCW That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. P.C. HODGELL
                            Message 13 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                              Adrian put it up on his site:
                              http://vk4tux.no-ip.org/Cpi/


                              On 2/22/2013 10:02 PM, Dennis Nelson wrote:
                              > One question for you, where did you get the image? I found that the
                              > archLinuxArm from element14 was corrupt and wouldn't boot. Of course
                              > if the card is bad(does happen), try getting a replacement. I've had
                              > better luck with the sandisk cards.
                              >

                              --
                              John Ferrell W8CCW
                              That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.
                              P.C. HODGELL
                            • John Ferrell
                              diskpart offered a message and quit. ... -- John Ferrell W8CCW That which can be destroyed by the truth should be. P.C. HODGELL
                              Message 14 of 16 , Feb 23, 2013
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                                diskpart offered a message and quit.

                                On 2/22/2013 10:32 PM, Adrian wrote:
                                 

                                You can use diskpart under windows to recover or use


                                http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_ARM_Installer

                                Yes there is a windows version;

                                Windows Vista & 7
                                        Zip File

                                1. Click on the link above
                                2. Right click on the file and select "Extract All..."
                                3. Open the extracted folder
                                4. Right click on the program and select "Run as administrator"
                                5. When you load a image it auto cleans the SD card first.

                                -- 
                                John Ferrell W8CCW
                                That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.
                                P.C. HODGELL
                                  
                              • Brian GW6WTK
                                Hi Kerry If you need to reclaim the full capacity of your SD card, try using a small Windows application called SDFormatter by a company called Trendy .
                                Message 15 of 16 , Feb 26, 2013
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                                  Hi Kerry
                                     If you need to reclaim the full capacity of your SD card, try using a small Windows application called 'SDFormatter' by a company called 'Trendy'.

                                  On 23/02/2013 01:09, Kerry McKenzie wrote:
                                   

                                  John
                                  i am in the same boat as you, i managed to turn my 32gig sd into a 53meg
                                  sd card.
                                  I am still trying to find some software to get it back to something that
                                  I can use again ,...it was not cheap
                                  so i hope i haven't frontal lobotomized it for good!!

                                  If I find some software that will fix it and restore my 32gigs i will
                                  post it here as I am sure we wont be the last ones that this will happen to.
                                  Kerry

                                  --
                                  Kind Regards
                                  Kerry McKenzie

                                  Mobile 041 971 4876

                                  PO Box 4492
                                  Kirwan QLD 4817
                                  Australia


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