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Expand root partition arch [duplicate]

I have just installed Arch to a 8GB SD card, but it only uses c. 2GB of the disk. How do I expand it to fill the whole card, like rasp-config does? Is there some way to put rasp-config on Arch?
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Increasing partition size? [duplicate]

So I'm upgrading from a 4gb card to a 64gb card. I took an image of my (highly configured) 4gb card and I've written it to my 64gb. However, the 64gb card isn't utilizing all its space, there's still ...
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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

I have been writing programs for my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) for a few weeks now and would like to make sure I protect the work I have done. How can I backup the files I have created? Can I ...
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How to set up swap space?

Raspberry Pi has only 256 MB of RAM, so I would like to use swap space (either on SD card or attached USB storage). How do I set it up?
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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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How to resize an image file before writing to SD card?

I've been trying to create a new Raspbian image with a different kernel (with CAN support) and with Python 3.3 installed. Rather than doing all of this on the Raspberry Pi, I thought it would be ...
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How do I transfer my setup between SD cards?

I started out with a 2GB SD card, but I'm finding this a bit cosy, so I've bought a 16GB card to replace it. With a single Pi, can I transfer all my work between the cards, or do I need to start from ...
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How do I expand a raw disk image?

The official images supplied are raw disk images, which could have been created using dd. How do I make an image bigger? I'm not interested in repartitioning said image as that has already been ...
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How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card?

I have seen instructions for resizing the partition here, but how do I create a whole new partition using the remaining space, and then mount it?
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After writing an SD card image, is the remaining space usable?

Forgive me if this is basic, because I'm used to writing CD images, I'm not sure how this works. The Raspbian image is about 440MB (zipped at least). If I write the image onto a 16GB card, will all ...
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Where is the rest of my sd card?

I'm using a 4GB SD card, formatted from a Windows PC with the Debian image. Here's the output of df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 94M 0 94M ...
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resize2fs: Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/mmcblk0p3

I need to duplicate SD for RPI, but if I use 32G SD than it might not fit on other 32G SD, so I'm forced to use 16G SD, but than I loose half of the SD size. I followed the instruction in How can I ...
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Unallocated space when writing img files for RPI

Keep in mind I used several micro SD cards and SD card and a USB pin-drive hoping to get a different result, also tried on 3 different computers 2 Windows 10 Home, and a Windows 7 Pro. I'm trying to ...
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How can I resize my Parrot OS / (root) partition?

I'm using Parrot OS (parrotsec.org). How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root partition? Raspbian does this automatically on boot up, but Parrot OS doesn't. How would I do ...
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Resizing a SD card with NOOBS installed

I am having massive problems with moving my system to a bigger card (8GB -> 32 GB). raspi-config extending filesystem doesn't work with NOOBS, I tried gparted where I couldn't re-size my partition due ...

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