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Author: dng@d404.nl
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] fdisk SD card partitioning question
On 14-06-2022 22:43, Jim Jackson wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Jun 2022, Andreas Messer wrote:
>>> Created a new partition 1 of type 'Linux' and of size 27.5 GiB.
>> You shouldn't do that. Although its possible to "partition" SD-Cards,
>> this is not recommended. This is since SD-Cards have some kind of
>> knowledge about "how FATFS works" to optimize the write cycles. This
>> won't work if the card is partitioned.
> Bit wierd that X-gazillion Raspberry Pi's out there are expected to work
> with partitioned SD cards.
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There is a reason that SD-Cards wear out quickly with a Raspberry Pi.
But the Pi need to boot from a FAT partition and at the same time
Raspbian will not run on a FAT partition. Luckily you can boot them from
the network and from USB pen drive or SSD too.