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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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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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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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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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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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4answers
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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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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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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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2answers
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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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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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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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