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I have openelec on my Raspberry Pi board installed on a 32 GB microsd but it occupies way less space so I'd like to move the whole OS to a 16 GB microsd, I tried to clone using win32diskImager but I got a 32 GB .img file, do you know any other way to do it?

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  1. Do a backup of your current 32GB SD
  2. You will get a 32GB *.img file, this is OK
  3. Get any Linux computer and download this tool (PiShrink)
  4. Use it like this: ./pishrink my32Gbfile.img newimagefile.img

Check the size of newimagefile.img file, maybe it will fit on your 16GB SD card.

  • can I use a virtual machine? – ScazzoMatto Jun 19 '16 at 17:19
  • @ScazzoMatto yes, you can also use your own Pi to run PiShrink :smile: – MadAntrax Jun 21 '16 at 8:57

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