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Raspberry Pi issue
My raspberry pi shut down and won’t start back up again. I think it may be an issue with the SD card. How do I re-download the stuff to the sd card. when I went to the card two things showed up ,Recovery and Boot. I didn’t know what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.
@BandNerd1002 do u have another Linux machine around? U might be able to recover with fsck. If not then u will have to start over, fomat the SD card, install the os image (usually w etcher) again, then boot and start by installing mm again…
how do I install format And install the sd card?
@BandNerd1002 what did u do the 1st time?
The first time it came pre installed and downloaded on the sd card. it was pre formatted and whatnot.
there are 2 things showing up when i put the SD card into the computer. Recovery and boot. I am confused on if I just download the noobs or if i have to do something to thies files first.
@BandNerd1002 without another Linux based system u can’t do anything. So just download noobs or Ubuntu.
@BandNerd1002 - Not to worry. First, let’s get your
config.jsoff of your SD card.
Using the Windows File Explorer, browse through the boot drive and look for the
config.jsfile. Copy that to your computer. (if it turns out that you can’t find this file, no worries. We’ll recreate it later).
If you were able to backup your
config.jsfile, great! If not, no big deal. At this point, I suggest you follow the Complete Setup Tutorial. It will walk you through prepping your SD card and getting your Magic Mirror reinstalled.
A couple things to note about the tutorial:
- It’s Raspian Stretch now. Download the full version with the recommended software.
- The command to clear out some installed & unnecessary software will fail due to some of the listed software not being included. Try running the command one application at a time and skipping the ones that aren’t found.
Once you have your mirror back up and running, you can copy your
config.jsfile back to your Raspberry Pi. Then you just have to re-clone and re-build all of the modules you had downloaded.