I started my Norns Shield back in December 2020 with a 16 GB SD card, and now find I am running out of space. I have not yet expanded the file system, but plan to do that tonight. If I find that I still don’t have enough space on the card (mxSamples is killing me ), is there an easy way to copy my entire setup from the current 16 GB SD card to a new, larger card? Is this possible to do in Windows?
Thanks in advance!
on Windows (+ MacOS), the norns partition on your SD card is unfortunately not accessible by simply inserting it into an SD card reader.
but! if you host a hotspot from shield and connect to it from your computer (which has a fresh SD card mounted), you can pretty easily transfer the entirety of the
dust folder from the shield to the SD card by mounting shield as a network drive via samba or sftp
in case you need file system expansion steps: norns shield | monome/docs
hope this helps! let us know if you have any other q’s!
Thank you, @dan_derks! I am hoping that I have a lot more storage available once I expand the file system so that creating a new card is not necessary. If it is necessary, would I just flash the new card with the stock Norns software, and then replace the new
dust folder with my old one using Samba?
yep, that’s it! audio, code, and data are the only spots where user-generated data lives — and those are all in the dust folder
Excellent - thank you very much!! One last question, please. Do you know how large of an SD card the Norns Shield/Raspberry Pi 3 can handle? If I do upgrade, can I go up to 64 GB?
there’s no set maximum. shield cards are ext4-formatted – ext4 can support up to a billion gb, which is wiiiild. all to say, 64gb shouldn’t be a problem.
Thank you so much, @dan_derks !!