DD killed my partition table – Raspberry Pi woe’s

This post is a small mental note – a solution for a problem.
For the third time I have killed an sd card by using the command dd.
(they say something about donkeys – ezels in Dutch)

You use dd to copy – but it can destroy without mercy.
I followed the instructions on how to put Raspbian on Pi and I managed to ruin my empty sd cards..

I wiped off their partition table – gparted did not want to make a new one.
Luckily this detailed post on repairing your partition table revived the cards!


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  1. Posted 11/03/2015 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I think dd stands for “disk destroyer”. 😉 Or at least that’s what most people do with it.
    If you’d like some more cool tricks with dd: http://www.noah.org/wiki/Dd_-_Destroyer_of_Disks

  2. admin
    Posted 13/03/2015 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I actually changed colour because of dd —> to colour of despondent despair!!
    (How are you doing across the ocean!!!! Greetz from little chaos town B — w)

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