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    Hi, I have just got my Pi3. I have a 16gb sd card that I formatted and then put the image file onto it from the download. I then put the card into my pi3 and loaded the fr24 software via the sudo command in the instruction. I managed to get everything installed and set up however I couldn't get the unit online. After trying a few things, another forum suggested looking at sd card space. To my shock, my 16gb sd card had shrunk to approx 1gb This was the image size.

    I have now reformatted and installed the Noobs. I can't connect via my laptop any more. I am unable to plug a monitor into the pi3 so need to access via putty but now keep getting connection refused.

    Any help for this newbie will be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Check this out regarding SD card "size":

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...e-original-si/
    Mike


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    • #3
      Make sure its not a cheap fake too

      Have been known to misreport actual size and die if you use them like they should be used instead
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      • #4
        It's perfectly normal, the image is only as big as it needs to be + some margin. Otherwise it wouldn't fit on a 4GB card, for example.

        Your connection issues has nothing to do with this. Are you using Wifi or cable?

        /M
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MrMac View Post
          It's perfectly normal, the image is only as big as it needs to be + some margin. Otherwise it wouldn't fit on a 4GB card, for example.

          Your connection issues has nothing to do with this. Are you using Wifi or cable?

          /M
          I am using wifi through a netgear router. Before I put Noobs on I could access the Pi via Putty.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PeterWelly View Post
            I am using wifi through a netgear router.
            Wifi on the Rpi is notoriously unstable in some combinations. Use an ETH cable while testing, you will se if this is a Wifi issue or not.

            Some distributions ha started to have ssh disabled as default. Bloody annoying if you forget to enable it.

            /M
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MrMac View Post
              Wifi on the Rpi is notoriously unstable in some combinations. Use an ETH cable while testing, you will se if this is a Wifi issue or not.

              Some distributions ha started to have ssh disabled as default. Bloody annoying if you forget to enable it.

              /M
              I am just very confused. When I did the image from FR24, it worked ok, however it changed teh SD card from 8GB to 1GB. I am happy to do that again, however i then lose the storage capaicty. What if I partition the sd card? will that allow the RP24 image to go on 1 partition and then use the other for data? Very new to the Raspberry Pi and unsure what it can and can't do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PeterWelly View Post
                I am just very confused. When I did the image from FR24, it worked ok, however it changed teh SD card from 16GB to 1GB. I am happy to do that again, however i then lose the storage capaicty. What if I partition the sd card? will that allow the RP24 image to go on 1 partition and then use the other for data? Very new to the Raspberry Pi and unsure what it can and can't do.
                Sorry it was a 16gb card.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PeterWelly View Post
                  I am just very confused. When I did the image from FR24, it worked ok, however it changed teh SD card from 8GB to 1GB. I am happy to do that again, however i then lose the storage capaicty.
                  https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...aspi-config.md
                  Use Expand Filesystem.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PeterWelly View Post
                    I am just very confused. When I did the image from FR24, it worked ok, however it changed teh SD card from 8GB to 1GB. I am happy to do that again, however i then lose the storage capaicty. What if I partition the sd card? will that allow the RP24 image to go on 1 partition and then use the other for data? Very new to the Raspberry Pi and unsure what it can and can't do.
                    You can expand filesystem:

                    sudo raspi-config

                    and then select: 1 Expand Filesystem (this will Ensures that all of the SD card storage is available to the OS)
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                    • #11
                      I think some clarification is needed. At one point it appears you are referring to the image size taken up on the card

                      But also the size of the card reporting.

                      If the total space listed is 1gb remaining. (15 used) The logs may have filled it.

                      If occupation is only 1gb (15 free) then the image ay* be ok. As it is slim. Or corrupted

                      If it reports as 1gb total space. Then it may be faulty or a fake. Or corrupted format table

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                      • #12
                        Maybe we should ask "What's the problem?"

                        Does the install work, albeit reporting a total card size less than its spec?

                        If the question is "where has all the space gone", I think others have answered.

                        To check the card spec, reformat it using the link I provided earlier. If the reformat size is 16GB, reinstall the image and start feeding FR24.
                        Mike


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