22 questions linked to/from Reverse the expand root FS
How to resize partition of a micro SD card. 32GB to 8GB card [duplicate]
I am currently using a 32GB micro SD card for testing. Now I want to save the image however, there is a lot of unused space. I was hoping how can I reformat the image to fit nicely into a single ...
Is it possible to shrink the root partition? [duplicate]
Extracted from the instructions from the original docs for installing Ubuntu on RaspBerry Pi 2: There are no Raspbian-specific utilities included, specifically no automatic root resizer. However, ...
Shrinking image file I cant open [duplicate]
I have a certain custom Raspbian image downloaded from the internet for a project which I need to use. The file is a little less than 32 GB and I am having issues getting a card which can fit that ...
Backup the system image, and restore with different size of SD card [duplicate]
I know how to backup system image, but what if I want to restore the image to a different size of SD card that does not match the one I backup from? Generally 2 cases: 1. The source SD card is 16G, ...
Possible to reduce SD image after it's been expanded to fit SD card? [duplicate]
I installed Raspbian Jessie Light on a 16 GB card and then used raspi-config to expand the filesystem to fit the whole card. Is it possible to go back? That is, create a new image with smaller ...
Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?
This question answers the question of how I use an external computer to create a backup of my RPi. I'm wondering whether I can create a backup image of the SD card that is currently in use, and ...
How can I mount a Raspberry Pi Linux distro image?
Normal filesystem images can be easily mounted: mount system.img /mnt Examined, and modified. But when I try this with a Raspberry Pi system image (e.g. raspbian), I get: mount: unknown filesystem ...
Copy existing Raspbian installation to smaller SD card
Is it possible to copy an existing and configured Raspbian installation to a smaller SD card? When I first installed Raspbian I only had a 32 GB card at hand which obviously is bigger than needed.
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 ...
Why is it necessary to "expand the file system"?
I'm new to RPi and and confused about why a step to "expand the file system" is frequently listed as part of the standard instructions for setting up a RPi (using a downloaded OS image). Why is it ...
SD card cloning: 32GB to 16GB SD card?
I have configured by raspberry pi as a wifi access point using a 32GB SD card, and installed postgres. I would like to clone the SD card (from my mac) to smaller size SD cards (like 16GB, or ...
Use SD Card Copier to create backup to USB, then copy back to SD card?
I'm trying to make a backup of my raspberry pi (raspbian) so I can come back to this backup just in case something bad happens. The problem is that I only have 1 SD card. I know that you can use SD ...
Truncating SD card image
I backed up my Raspbian install with dd: dd id=/dev/sdb of=/home/user/raspbian-backup.img That gives me a img of the whole card (16GB). Then I followed a tutorial to resize the image and used: ...
How do I create a custom OS image to be installed on several Raspberry Pi?
I am trying to make a Raspberry Pi image for my Boss that would be used in multiple pis. The Image would have a piece of custom software and configuration. My first idea was to take an Image of an SD ...
How to restore SD card backup?
I have had a failure in my SD card, but fortunately, I made a backup. However, I have no idea how to do the restore procedure. My backup was created with the raspbiBackup.sh script, and produces four ...