One of my SD cards died so i took an image of my other one and since then the SD card wont boot, it doesn’t get past the initial fsck check and i get no osmc splash screen.
I’ve tried formatting the card on 2 different computers and different tools but nothing works.
Its not the switch that are on some micro SD card adapters, I’ve tried on a computer that only has a micro sd slot as well as android devices.
I can read the fat parition with no issues, if i mount the Sd card on a linux VM im able to read the data as well, so i don’t think the SD card is bad, it was working no problem until i took an image of it.
Read only mode seems to be a fail save not to loose data, This is state it turns into when having unrecoverable errors.
Had the same with a card, formatted/wiped/moved nothing worked data kept intact after googling the best answer was “Stop trying to fix, it’s broken, save data and use a new one”
But two SD card in the same day seems very unlikely or just really bad luck, but it does make sense and is actually an excellent feature. I could RMA the sd cards but I hate having my data still on the card.
After booting into a linux box it seems like ext4 partition is whats locked and cannot be formatted even after trying to take ownership.
I had a Samsung EVO 8G and yesterday i wrote on the config.txt via winscp while the pi was running, and when i rebooted the pi the card was bricked. Tried diskpart, fdisk (using an old p1), windows normal format, partition guru, Easus partition magic and none of them worked. Only this: HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool showed that it was formating and the sd reader lights were turning on/off while formating but in the end nothing changed.
The only thing that did work was, was using OSMC’s installer to install osmc again, but the card was not recognized by the pi when booted. I had the 4 green blinking lights and nothing on screen.
Maybe osmc could also add an option to format the sd card, since their installer seemed to be the only thing working…I dont know how they managed to ‘insert’ data to the card.
true…i dont know if it actually wrote anything on the ext4 partition…you might be right…seeing files on the fat32 partition doesnt mean everything else worked. I’ll try the gparted thing you mentioned now…although in 1h the new card will be here:)
Edit: Nothing worked… Next valentines day, we can use our EVO cards to make someone happy. From now on i’ll be getting Transcend…with lifetime guarantee.
sudo gparted had no effected, said it deleted the partitions but a refresh and it was like nothing ever happened. trying sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ bs=8192 which seems like it’s doing something will have to wait and see.