Pi Zero Install time?

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WB2UZR
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Pi Zero Install time?

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Hi All:

I recently started using Pi Star again after some time. I downloaded the file, put it on the SD card, but it never seemed to boot up on my Zumspot mini. I happened to have an older version on an SD card that I had used before, and was able to install no problem, and it updated to the most current version. My question is, how long does it generally take for the install? I see there is an auto expand function that occurs when first setting up, it was a new 32 gb sd card. I am up and running on the old card, but just curious if I messed something up in the install, (which is certainly possible!)

Thanks!

Scott/WB2UZR
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Re: Pi Zero Install time?

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If you pulled power during the expand process you've prob. borked ur card.
Try rewriting and starting over.

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WB2UZR
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Re: Pi Zero Install time?

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Thanks, Ill try that. I was just curious as to how long it can take, will redo the whole process.

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Re: Pi Zero Install time?

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WB2UZR wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:07 pm Thanks, Ill try that. I was just curious as to how long it can take, will redo the whole process.

Scott/WB2UZR
A Pi Zero (not a Zero 2) is a slow, low-resource computer with IIRC a single processor core and 512Mb of RAM so it can take 5 minutes or longer for it to expand the file system on first boot. The higher-capacity the SD card, the longer it takes. Plus on first boot it has to copy the default user profile and configuration settings from /etc/default to /home/pi-star which also takes some time. I would give it a good 10 or 15 minutes to completely boot up. Subsequent boots will be faster, it's just the very first one that's very slow.
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Re: Pi Zero Install time?

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Thanks Jay!

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