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Install base Raspbian from repository, not using an image

Raspbian has no installer, so how can I install it by starting with debootstrap? How it works with Debian can you find here: install Debian with debootstrap and the package can be found here: ...
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Is it possible to use partition UUID for root-parameter in cmdline.txt?

By default the root parameter in /boot/cmdline.txt is set with PARTUUID. For example: dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=ae4da847-02 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=...
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Move rootfs to USB disk and use minimal SD card

I'm running Raspian on RPi3 from a 16GB SD card. Now I try to use a SSD connected by USB to hold the root / partition and copy the /boot partition to a smaller SD card that is 512MB. I can't get it ...
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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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Moving sd card to a larger one

I'm sure there are lots and lots of people asking this but I couldnt find a good answer. How should i move my x GB sd card content to the new XX gb sd card since i have multiple partitions? I ...
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How do i create a raspbian sdcard with existing rootfs and boot folders?

I have a copy of rootfs and boot folders of a raspbian installation sent to me in via dropbox. How do i take a new sdcard and create from it a bootable raspbian? Also: the folders are in an archive ...
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Creating an image file from an SD card

I have a Raspberry Pi distribution on a bootable 32 GB SD card. What I would like to do, is the following: Shrink the partition to 4 GB (that's the size of the data on the card). Create an .img file ...
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How can I create a bootable disk/image for raspberry pi?

I want to to create a (kind of) preset image for raspberry that will include some application set up that I'm working on a project of mine. So, let's start with a simple problem so that from this ...
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Matching your Raspberry Image into a smaller SD-Card size - using fsarchive and a fresh image on the smaller SD-Card

Everybody knows - by raspi-config we can expand the image to the borders of the ext4 partition of the SD-card, but shrinking is impossible. This will generate copy problems, using a second SD-card to ...
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How do I image an SD Card without the dead space

I have raspbian setup and configured ready to replicate to other pi's. The source sd is a 16GB memory card but only 5GB is used. When I use win32 image to backup, it images the whole 16GB. How do I ...
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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, ...