jmg78
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creating bootable sdcard from android tablet

Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:16 pm

hello every buddy i wonder if somebody has built a sdcard to start a raspberry pi on an android tablet.
if it is the case how to proceed .
i am interested to do so because each time i use a sdcard on my desktop trough an adaptater i destroy the sdcard

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Re: creating bootable sdcard from android tablet

Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:04 pm

jmg78 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:16 pm
I am interested to do so because each time I use an sdcard on my desktop through an adapter I destroy the sdcard
That's not good.
Many millions of people use a desktop PC to write the Raspbian image to an SD card, and the process certainly does not destroy the card.

It might be best to understand and fix this problem.

So, when you say "destroyed" what exactly do you mean?

What operating system are you running on your desktop PC ?
How are you writing the image?
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Re: creating bootable sdcard from android tablet

Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:05 pm

jmg78 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:16 pm
hello every buddy i wonder if somebody has built a sdcard to start a raspberry pi on an android tablet.
if it is the case how to proceed .
i am interested to do so because each time i use a sdcard on my desktop trough an adaptater i destroy the sdcard

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Re: creating bootable sdcard from android tablet

Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:05 pm

Yes, there is a solution for Android.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... cardimager

jahboater wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:04 pm
So, when you say "destroyed" what exactly do you mean?
I too would like to know what you mean by destroyed.

If you are referring to the seemingly reduced capacity after writing an image, as seen by a Windows or Mac computer, that is perfectly normal and expected. The majority of a Raspbian image is occupied by a Linux ext4 partition, which neither Windows or Mac OS recognizes, so they only show you a tiny FAT32 "boot" partition (often accompanied by a warning the card needs to be formatted, which should be ignored/cancelled).

When Raspbian is booted on a Pi computer the filesystem will expand to fill the card and the Raspbian Linux OS will show the full capacity (as will any PC running GNU/Linux).

If you need to restore the card's original capacity, the simplest solution is probably the SD Association's formatting utility.
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
You could also use Windows disk management to remove the partitions on the card and create a simple volume (or the equivalent on Mac OS).
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Re: creating bootable sdcard from android tablet

Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:16 pm

thank you hawaianpi for your android application sd card imager it works very well
i destroy some of microsdcard by using in sdcard adapter i dont know how i have broken several micro sdcard
and i can't reformat them , so i have decided to not use anymore micro sdcard on my desktop with sdcard adpater
more than 3 sdcard destroyed

i use linux debian on my desktop

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Re: creating bootable sdcard from android tablet

Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:56 pm

jmg78 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:16 pm
...
i destroy some of microsdcard by using in sdcard adapter i dont know how i have broken several micro sdcard
and i can't reformat them , so i have decided to not use anymore micro sdcard on my desktop with sdcard adpater
more than 3 sdcard destroyed
...
What type of "sdcard adapter"? E.g. a uSDHC to (full-size) SDHC adapter** in a (full-size) card slot or a USB-based device (or something else). If your desktop m/c uses a full-size SD card slot (and it's some years old) it's quite likely that it's not (fully) SDHC compatible.
Trev.
** Like those shown here (usually supplied with a uSDHC card): http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... cards.html
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P3B+, P4B's & P400. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm

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