Partitions are individual divisions of hard disk drives. Drives may be split up in to multiple partitions, so that they act as if many drives were connected.

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Resize rPi B+ Archlinux /dev/root

How does one resize /dev/root partition on rPi B+ ArchLinux? I have following partition table: As you can see, /dev/root is full and I need to resize it. However, dev/root node simply does not exists ...
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Shrinking partition for backup

I have a large SD card ~60G. I expanded Rasbian to the entire disk but now I want to make backups. Preferable backups that aren't 60G. How do those with large SD cards go about this? Granted I'm only ...
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Bad magic number in super-block when trying to resize RPi image

I'm trying to follow RomanG's instructions in this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=19468 on the Raspberry Pi Forums in order to shrink a Raspbian Image to fit on a ...
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Can I automate raspi-config partition resize?

I understand the process of resizing the disk partition to use the full disk size via raspi-config. Wanted to know a way to automate this process. Here is what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to do a ...
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Move 16GB SD NOOBS Raspbian to 64GB Micro SD for a new B+

I am upgrading to a Raspberry Pi B+. These are my concerns: I have RASPBIAN via NOOBS on a full sized 16GB SD card. How do I get that onto a 64GB Micro SD card? raspi-config does NOT support ...
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Unable to expand filesystem on SD card running Raspbian

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and I just flashed the SD card and installed Raspbian on it. After reboot, I used raspi -config to expand file system. However, I get the error Your partition layout is ...
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Some doubts about created partitions after the us of the DD statment [duplicate]

I am not very experienced using Linux and I have the following situation that cause me some doubts. I have wrote RaspBian (the RaspBerry linux distribution) on an SD card using Ubuntu dd statment: ...
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dd corrupts my SD card

I have encountered the following issue with the installation of RASPBIAN on my RPi Model B. I have downloaded the raspbian image but when I flash it on my SD card via sudo dd bs=1M if=image.img ...
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How to get remaining Memory in SD Card?

I have 16GB Sd card where I installed Rasbian using Win32 Disk Imager. After burning the image in windows OS it shows only around 40+ MB of free Space, Since Rasbian is image is around 2 GB where is ...
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Migrating part of existing system into a pendrive

I've had a 2GB SD card containing a Arch Linux installation running for a while now, and decided to buy a 16GB pendrive to extend its space. I've formatted it to ext4 to match the filesystem on the ...
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How to recover files from corrupted SD?

I got a problem with my SD card which had got Raspbian. Everything seemed to be ok while working with the raspberry. I inserted it to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.4 to fetch some files. It first ...
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Copying files from boot partition whilst preserving ownership and attributes

I'm trying to copy the files on my mounted boot partition to another device whilst preserving ownership and attributes. I'm doing this on a Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC. I've mounted the destination: ...
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RPI FAT32 Filesystem?

Is it possible to make the filesystem of the pi, which is normally EXT, to a FAT32, and the pi would still be able to use it? It would be very handy, cause then i would be able to edit the files for ...
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How to mount a Raspbian SD card on a mac

I have a running RaspberryPI Image. Now I want to do the following: Access the files on my Mac when accessing the SD Card Be able to copy the SD Card to have a clone of the current system In Disk ...
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“no space left on device” on fresh install

I did a fresh install of NOOBS on a 4gb SD card. As soon as I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, I got an error with a message that there is "no space left on device". I thought that ...
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Unable to mount Win95 FAT32 (LBA) boot partition of freshly imaged external hard drive on host machine, to make Pi boot from USB

So here's my problem: I really want to have a large swap space (and native persistent storage as well), so I decided I want to be able to boot Pi from USB. So far, I'm at the part where I need to copy ...
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Syslog to a Raspberry Pi and avoiding filesystem corruption!

I was to use a raspberry Pi to collect syslog's from a number of devices. This has proved straight forward and works well. Which leads to a second concern. There is the possibility of losing power ...
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How can I run gparted over ssh?

I'm SSHing into my RPi, with X forwarding enabled. I'm trying to run gparted, but it seems to fail for me. $ gksudo gparted ====================== libparted : 2.3 ====================== The program ...
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How can I mitigate the need for manual intervention with remotely deployed Raspberry Pis?

I'm working on a project that makes use of Raspberry Pis which will be deployed to several locations. They have special hardware attached to it for automation purposes, and run a web-service (that I ...
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Where can I find the different OS partions made with Berryboot on a SD-card

I have installed Raspbian and Openelec with Berryboot. Now want to locate and change a file on the Openelec partion. I can't change it in Openelec as it lacks an editor. So I have to locate the file ...
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Expand root partition arch [duplicate]

I have just installed Arch to a 8GB SD card, but it only uses c. 2GB of the disk. How do I expand it to fill the whole card, like rasp-config does? Is there some way to put rasp-config on Arch?
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btrfs root filesystem on raspbian

I thought I might experement with btrfs as the root partition to see how it handles file corruption during power cuts. But I can't get it to boot. What I did: on the PI before switching: apt-get ...
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Hide boot partition

My rpi sd is partitioned as so: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 8192 122879 57344 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdd2 122880 8519679 ...
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How to shrink root / partition and add a new one

I have a 4 GB SD card with only two partitions /boot ~50 Mb / (root) ~3900 Mb ext4 and I need to shrink the root partition to about 3 GB to use the following schema /boot ~50 Mb / (root) ...
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Image of a 16Gb card containing unpartitioned space at the end: Truncating possible?

I wanted to prepare a distro for some friends. As I didn't have anything else lying around, I used a 16Gb SD card. I started with the default Debian Weezy 2Gb image and did not do any resizing. Now, ...
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Partitioning SD Card For Multiple OS

is it possible to partition the SD card and install 2 different OS on it? Rather than installing another OS onto a seperate SD card. I was just wondering as I'd like to be able to have openelec + XBMC ...
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Raspberry Pi not booting at all with most images, but with some it does

I am having a very basic problem with my raspberry PI: It can't get it boot when I flash Images with dd on Linux nor with Win32 Image Writer on Windows. I tried several *.img-images, such a as Arch, ...
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Can't resize partition, resize2fs fails

I'm using Raspbian from 2012-12-16 and using it, I can't resize my root partition. The raspi-config does call fdisk and it does write new partition table to sd card. After that resize2fs fails. I ...
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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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can I use a disk larger than 320 GB with RPi?

I have a 500GB Toshiba 2.5' HD, which I formated using Debian Wheezy 64bit. I created 2 partitions (180GB and 320GB). RPi would only recognize the first partition. So, I tried creating the ...
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Custom recovery partition

I am working on a project where upgrades to the Raspberry PI will over HTTP, and the Raspberry PI will not be directly accessible (cannot just swap cards). I would like to have a partition setup like ...
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How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card?

I have seen instructions for resizing the partition here, but how do I create a whole new partition using the remaining space, and then mount it?
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How can I resize my / (root) partition?

Even though my SD card is 16GB, the image I flashed onto it was only 2GB and now I can only see 2GB of storage space on the disk. How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root ...
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How do I resize my debian partition?

I've seen advice here for resizing, which is fine if you have another linux distribution to work with. How can I do resize the partition otherwise? Are there any Windows tools for example?