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Move a raspberry disk image from sd card to .img file with only linux and boot partitions. Not the empty space! [duplicate]

Do you know how I could easily and portably (ie: work in windows and mac) take a raspbian disk image from an sd card and create an image that I could send to my colleague via dropbox? I need just the ...
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Raspbian root default password

I tried to modify the sudoers file on Raspbian /etc/sudoers, and it looks like I made a mistake, as I'm unable to modify it again. I am also unable to call any command that requires sudo permissions. ...
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Can I use Fedora on the Pi 2?

I know Fedora has ARMv7 images. Can those be used on the Raspberry Pi 2, and if so, how?
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Build custom Raspbian OS image from source

UPDATE: This answer was given a long time ago. It will not build Raspbian Jessie - it will build whatever the Raspberry Pi Foundation's latest released image is based on. At time of writing, this is ...
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Temporarily disable expand filesystem during first boot

I'd like to build an in-house Raspberry Pi image based on Raspbian Lite which is already configured with the correct locale, timezone, etc. Unfortunately for me, current releases of Raspbian images ...
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Can I view/copy the contents of an img file from Windows?

I have a backup .img file of an old Raspbian installation that I used to have running as a webserver. I'm unable to get the Raspberry Pi to boot from it any more, I think due to running out of space ...
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Creating a pre-prepared SD card image

For a project I'm working on I'd like to create a "stock" image based on Raspbian that I can install on many Pis. Ideally I'd like to be able to (on my computer) take the Raspbian image, apt-get ...
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Reverse the expand root FS

When installing Raspbian, the first thing you're told to do is to expand the file system to stretch across the whole SD card. Works great. But what if I want to save space when doing a disk image. Can ...
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Pi 3 Raspbian "stretch" (testing) disables wifi

I have a raspberry pi 3 (which has internal WiFi), running raspbian. I decided to run it as "testing", by changing the apt list. Now, I can't use WiFi. Whenever I use wpa_supplicant, it complains ...
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RPi won't boot after editing fstab

My Pi was working until I followed this tutorial on how to auto-mount a specific drive on RPi boot. I added the following to the fstab file: UUID="123091823" /media/pi/"Orange Passport" auto ...
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Is rPi3 binary compatible with rPi2?

I've been running Mythbuntu on rPi2 for some time. I bought a couple of rPi3s in an effort to improve performance a bit. However, when I put the SD card from my rPi2 into the rPi3 the boot just shows ...
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Can you use a micro SD card from raspberry pi B+ on the raspberry pi 2 model B?

Can you use a micro SD card from raspberry pi B+ on the raspberry pi 2 model B?
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How can I mount or otherwise read the raspbian image on Windows? [duplicate]

Same as this question, but for Windows. I have already unsuccessfully tried to open the raspbian debian wheezy image with 7-Zip and Ext2explore. Next I'm going to install an Ubuntu Linux on ...
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Booting to LXDE instead of Raspbian desktop

I'm very new to using a raspberry pi. Recently I purchased one (a raspberry pi 3) and I was playing around with it. All of the sudden when I turn it on, it takes me to LXDE login screen instead of the ...
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How do I enable SSH on raspbian stretch (2018-04-18) by default on boot without a monitor

Background: I setup my wireless without a screen by mounting my distribution image(2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite.img) according to the instructions on these links. mounting distribution image ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I would like to get Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. According to this thread this should be possible. Here is the summary on how they achieved it: Copy the following files from Raspbian ...
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How to remaster TinyCoreLinux for Raspberry Pi aka piCore Linux?

The TinyCoreLinux project for the Raspberry Pi is called piCore Linux and suits my requirements very well. So I want to use it. Therefore I need to "remaster" the image file and add further files. ...
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Change Raspi distribution without removing the micro-SD?

I would like to install Archlinux on my RaspberryPi2, but right now it is only accessible through SSH. It is running the standard Raspbian distro, and I was wondering if it was possible to hot-...
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Keyboard and mouse stopped responding in GUI after apt-get upgrade

We have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B using Raspbian installed from/on NOOBS card. The GUI desktop was fully functional for several days. While trying to get Python picamera module to work, decided to do:...
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How to make 3.5" Resistive Touch Screen Usable

I just got this touchscreen that you attach to the gpio. It comes with a special image for the Rpi 2 under a red link called "Materials for the latest raspberry pi 2". In that zip is an *.img file. ...
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How can I resize a Raspberry Pi Linux distro image?

I'm experimenting with mounting the Raspbian .img and adding code/files and then repacking. The purpose of this is to be able to create custom distros for projects (rather than making clones of the SD ...
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Unable to install an SD card with usb-creator-gtk, unetbootin and dd

I'm trying to install an SD card with the jessie image for my Raspberry Pi 3 that will work in remote (without screen). The card is formated in FAT32 with gparted (I use Xubuntu). My problem is that ...
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Kernel panics on Raspberry Pi 3 after update/upgrade cycle [closed]

I bought 2x Raspberry Pi 3s and 3x Kingston SD cards. I downloaded the latest version of Raspbian, and did an update/upgrade cycle. After rebooting, I get a kernel panic: Everything works great and ...
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Ubuntu MATE image wont run

Ubuntu MATE pi image wont run. I want it to run on a pi 2, but the green light just stays lit. I also tried the imaged sd card on a pi B+ (just to test) and the green blinks 7 times. I imaged the ...
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how to ensure that burned sd card image will work

When we burn SD card with any Os image, we have to go to Pi and run it there to ensure it works. So is there any other way to ensure or check that the installed image on the SD card is burned ...
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dd for image backup

My SD card corrupted itself but I have a back up image. The partition table leave 1GB unallocated space at the end so that I can restore to any 8GB memory card regardless of memory fluctuations. ...
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Firmware modules not available in Raspbian os

I am working on a project. I have Raspbian installed on my Raspberry Pi. When I do sudo lsmod I have no output. I cannot use lirc and i2c module as this require firmware modules. I have to submit the ...
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Preconfigure Raspbian with packages installed

I found several guides to adjust the Wifi-Passwords prior to the first boot but I need to install certain packages (with apt-get) on the first boot (or even package them into the image) and some ...
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Fast reinstall of rPi with desired dependencies

I do a lot of experimentation on my rPi and I frequently want to wipe the OS and start clean. However, there are a number of things that I want installed/ configured no matter what I'm doing on the pi....
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SD card not accessible since writing image with dd

I've first installed Raspbian via NOOBS (just placed the files on the SD Card using windows), which worked fine and Raspbian was start- and usable. Afterwards I wanted to set an static IP by changing ...

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