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need help on Raspberry Pi SD card OS mounting

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#1 hazelludlow


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:38 PM



i recently  found my Raspberry Pi and am getting it set to stream audio for part of a project and am having some trouble with the SD card and writing a new OS build onto it.  I tried reformatting my SD card so i could just plop the new build onto it, but I found out that I needed to wipe out the partition used for the original build mounting.  I have been tinkering around with MiniTool partition Wizard and i think that i have done more harm than good.  I tried Wiping the Partition, but didn't know if i should fill it with 0 or 1, or both, so i went with both.   Partition wiped, storage space says 14.4 (16GB card) and then i went to mount the new build with WinDisk Imager.  It says that the img was mounted, but there is still 14.4GB space left.  This is where i am at the moment.  I tried inserting the card into my Pi and powering on, but got nothing on the monitor.  


Any help would be great...




Edited by hamluis, 11 April 2014 - 09:50 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

See this link. After you wiped the disk, did you fomat it FAT32? Use the SD formatter here to format. This is the Windows version.


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Edited by JohnC_21, 10 April 2014 - 04:16 PM.

#3 hazelludlow

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

thanks john,


i have tried two separate cards and still no dice...no video signal from HDMI to DVI-D nor HDMI to HDMI.  the video cable is new as is the power supply.  I'll go to the Raspberry Pi forums and see what can be done.


thanks again,

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