I have 8GB Kingston Memory card but when i am trying to Update my RPi it gives this error after 80% loading,

sudo rpi-update

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I don't know what is happening , I have done this update before on the same SD card and it went alright. But this time it is not working. I have written the OS Image like 3 times to solve the problem, also tried 4 different SD Cards but the issue stays.

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    Just because you are using an 8 GB card does not mean that you have an 8 GB root filesystem -- unless you resize one, the partitions (there are two of them) in the raspbian image are < 2GB total. Post the output from the df command.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 21:57

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Did you go into raspi-config and increase the partition size? The image is of a 2GB partition. If you want the partition to fill the whole card, you need to open a terminal and type sudo raspi-config then select the option to increase the file system size. Once you've done that you should be able to update your Pi without filling the partition.

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