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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?

  • Do you want to resize the partition using the RPi or using another computer? – Alex Chamberlain Jun 15 '12 at 7:01
  • just install ubuntu linux in a virtual box on your windows machine :) – Willem van Doesburg Dec 30 '13 at 12:14
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The e2fsprogs package can be installed on Windows (via cygwin) and Mac OS X (via MacPorts).

You can then use resize2fs as described in the linked wiki page.

I have not been able to resize the image on the SD card directly under Windows, however you can back up the linux partition to a file (as described in another question), run resize2fs on the file, then restore the enlarged partition from the file back to the partition on the SD card.

  • Have you actually tried this? I don't see how it would work on an image file. – Jivings Jun 19 '12 at 9:16
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The easiest thing is to image the OS onto a SD card.

Then using MiniTool Partition Wizard you can very easily change the size of partitions on the SD card.

There is also an option in raspi-config that will set the OS to use the whole of the SD card, if that's what your after

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