Just today I backed up my Samsung Evo 16GB SD card with Win32DiskImager (like I do from time to time). I then tried to write a new image to the SD card and everything seemed to go smoothly. I popped the SD card back in the rpi 3 and was confused when I saw that my previous installation booted up…
To make a long story short, I’ve tried to format the sd card using gparted and SDformatter on two different machines. I’ve tried writing new partition tables with gparted since I got error message about partition table overlapping. SDFormatter just tells me the card is write protected and can’t continue. Using gparted I can select to delete the two partitions available, and apply changes. Gparted would say changes were successful but after refreshing, the partitions are back.
Here’s the weird part. Even after trying to format the card with all the help I could get at the time from Ubuntu IRC, it still boots up OSMC as it was. And here’s another even weirder thing. I can FTP files to the SD card while running OSMC (tried a 80MB trailer file) and it works, I can even play it. But after a reboot. It’s gone! And so are the changes I’ve made to OSMC aswell!
What’s going on here?