Getting NowhereI've wasted a lot of time over the last 24 hours trying to get my 32Gb SD card formatted correctly. Today I tried loading the raspbian image file (from http://raspberrypi.org/) to the card using the 'dd' command in a terminal window.
It all looks OK yet the Raspberry Pi fails to see the card when you power it on.
A Hint at What Was WrongI found a few web pages that stated some SD cards just didn't work, and set about reviewing the http://www.raspberry-pi.co.uk/2012/06/07/compatible-sd-cards/ list to see if mine was supported.
But my card is a cheapo unbranded card from ebay and I wasn't able to see a brand name. Though not really conclusive, I began to suspect that this was the problem.
I gave the card to a work colleague who promised to try it out on his Raspberry Pi tonight.
Lets Try AnotherIn the mean time I borrowed a Kingston 8Gb card from my son (who's also keen on getting this working), carefully backing up his contents before starting work. We did exactly the same as before:-
- Format the SD card using SDFormatter (just a quick format this time).
- Copy the contents of the NOOBS folder onto the root of the card.
- Clean out the dot files that the Mac OS insists on adding (using CleanDisk).
|The NOOBS Install Menu|
|Install the OS|