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 not currently supported by this tool. You are probably using NOOBS.

I am not using NOOBS since I just installed Raspbian. Then why am I getting this error?

Additional details-

uname -a shows:

Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #474 PREEMPT Thu Jun 13 17:14:42 BST 2013 armv61 GNU/Linux

df -h shows:

Filesystem        Size        Used       Avail    Use%    Mounted On
rootfs            6.0G        1.6G       4.3G     29%     /
/dev/root         6.0G        1.5G       5.4G     29%     /
devtmpfs          235M        0          235M     0%      /dev
tmpfs             49M         256K       49M      1%      /run
tmpfs             5.0M        0          5.0M     0%      /run/lock 
tmpfs             98M         0          98M      0%      /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p5    56M         19M        38M      33%     /boot
  • It may be more helpful if you post the full output of df -h.
    – joan
    Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 20:58
  • 1
    did you reboot after resizing? It only resizes when it reboots. How big is your SD card? Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 21:20
  • @joan I updated df-h. I was unable to resize, as I've mentioned in the question. Size of Card is 8 GB. (Even if you conclude it already is resized, the question is why does it not let me do the process again. Why does it feel I'm probably running NOOBS?)
    – sbhatla
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 14:27
  • Given that / (root) is shown as 6GB the partition has been resized. It won't let you do it again as there is nothing else to do.
    – joan
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 17:02
  • Are you using raspi -config or raspi-config. I hope it is a formatting mistake. Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 6:43

1 Answer 1


Open the terminal and type

sudo raspi-config

Select Advanced Options shown in fig

Advanced Options

Next Select the Expand File System as shown in fig

Expand File System

Then hit Enter followed by hit Finish

Now Reboot your machine.

Kudos!!!, Your File system is expanded.

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