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How can I extend the life of my SD card?

I'm not all that keen to buy a USB hard disk, but I'm aware that SD cards aren't suitable for many repetitions of reading and writing. Are there any steps I can take to extend the life of my SD card ...
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How can I resize my / (root) partition?

Even though my SD card is 16GB, the image I flashed onto it was only 2GB and now I can only see 2GB of storage space on the disk. How can I resize the image so that I have more space on my root ...
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How can I use a USB HDD to extend the life of my SD Card?

How can I set up a USB HDD to extend the life of my SD Card and maximize the performance of my Raspberry Pi? Related: How can I extend the life of my SD card?
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Command apt-get upgrade crashes Raspbian

The image file I am using is quite old. How old exactly I am not sure, because this image I have inherited from previous developer. I have learnt that running: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Why has Raspbian enabled swap by default if that is bad?

I always read that swap on a Pi should be disabled because enabling it lowers SD card lifetime and is very slow anyways (no performance gain with swap). So I disabled it. But is there a good reason ...
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How can I install keybase (and dependencies) without running out of memory?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running the most recent Raspbian distro. I've installed the most recent go, from the prebuilt package and have it on my path: $ go version go version go1.9 linux/arm However,...
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Traditional swap file rather than dphys-swapfile?

I have a RPI-3 with the ARMv8 Broadcom SoC. I needed to create a swap file because I was running out of memory on occasion. I used a traditional swap file in a separate partition because the dphys-...
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Pi Zero W swap size limit

I think the default size of the swap file for Raspberry Pi Zero W is 100 MB. I would like to increase this in an effort to improve performance, but don't want to make it too large as the Pi Zero W has ...
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Why is my Raspberry Pi not using swap space?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and I created a swap space with reference to this tutorial, How to set up swap space?. However, even when my memory is almost fully used, none of my swap memory is used.
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How to install newer cmake on Raspbian?

I have a Raspberry Pi 1B with Raspbian Buster. It comes with cmake 3.13. I need version 3.16 or later. How can I obtain this version of cmake? What I tried so far: I attempted to compile cmake from ...
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How do you encrypt SWAP on Raspberry Pi OS?

I followed the instructions at Transparent Encryption For a User's Home Folder to encrypt my home folder. It all worked except the last command: sudo ecryptfs-setup-swap returned: Unknown device &...