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Partitions are individual divisions of hard disk drives. Drives may be split up in to multiple partitions, so that they act as if many drives were connected.

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Writing to LUKS Partition Causing System Crash

I have been trying to set up a LUKS encrypted partition on my Micro SD card, but whenever I try to write more than six megabytes to the partition, my Raspberry Pi reboots. I am on a Raspberry Pi 3b+. ...
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Can I have more than 32GB on the boot sd card?

My understanding is that the card reader can handle SDXC cards (ie >32GB) but that the bootloader has a limit of 32GB. Can I get around this by having multiple partitions? The OS would only need to ...
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How to expand the volume of Fedora 35 Server?

Perspectives Actually I was looking for Pi OS AArch64 but it was a beta version. It's suppose to me Fedora 35 Server AArch64 would be the best alternative of Pi OS AArch64. Actually Fedora 35 Server ...
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Expand filesystem on first boot, but not to full micro SD size

For the same reasons as detailed in Temporarily disable expand filesystem during first boot (and in this duplicate), I'd like to avoid the filesystem expansion to the full size of the micro SD card. ...
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How to not expand to full microSD size on RaspberryPi OS install (no screen/keyboard/mouse)? [duplicate]

I have a 16 GB micro SD card, on which I will write a Raspberry Pi OS Lite image (with Rufus software on Windows). If I remember correctly (from previous installs), during the first boot, the 1.8 GB (...
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raspi-config for CentOS (or) How do I manually adjust the size of my root partition?

I need to know how to install raspi-config on a CentOS distro. Can this be done? If not, how can I manually adjust the root partition? On every image I've downloaded for the Pi, every CentOS distro, ...
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Recover an ext4 due to the super block flag

My ubuntu 21 hanged and after rebooting, it was not able to boot up. The current message is this one. Tried to use fsck with -y and -f and none of them fixes the partition. It happened with the ...
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Use same SSD as Pi boot image and Windows/Pi file store

I’ve scoured the web and this forum for an answer to my question and came up empty. So apologies if this is answered elsewhere. I have a 1GB m.2 SATA SSD that I would like to BOTH use as my Pi boot ...
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Memory card issues

So I have had it the piwh for a while running pihole never had any problems until recently got a memory issue. I have used the clean and autoremove and gained 28% but of a 32gb SD card it's showing 6....
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Is it possible to select the root partition at boot time using GPIO pins

My Raspberry PI has 2 identical (kind of) root partitions. I would like to be able to select the other root partition at boot time using a GPIO pin in case I brick it.
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how to copy sd-card whithout copying the unallocated space

I have a 32Gb SD card and I want to make a light copy of my os to make it work on a 16Gb SDcard. I wanted to copy just the allocated space so I used gparted to resize my rootfs partition. after that ...
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Move Raspbian installation from 1st gen to 4th gen Raspi (SD card failing)

I have a Raspbian Buster install on my Raspberry Pi Model B (1st gen). The Raspi had problems with freezes and booting so I figured, it's time for an upgrade and bought a Raspberry Pi 4. Turned out, ...
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Expanding boot partition for Ubuntu MATE [closed]

How do I expand the /boot_ub (Ubuntu MATE) partition? I want to upgrade to 20.04 to get some support for MATE but I can't upgrade because the partition is almost full. I tried to remove old kernel ...
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Why can't I SSH or Real VNC into my RPi4 after expanding the root partition to use the full 32GB sd card? [closed]

I was following the solution here to make full use of my 32GB sd card. After I hit enter to accept the default for the last sector I saw; Created a new partition 2 of type 'Linux' and of size 29.5 GiB....
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Raspberry Pi Imager sets the boot partition in read only mode

Later Edit: It seems there's an issue with the Imager on Linux Mint, although Mint is based on Ubuntu. Installing the OS using the command line as described here worked flawlessly Current setup: Image ...
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Creating my own raspberry pi img

I have used my raspberry pi for a specific project, where I had to change some configuartion in the rpi, install some dependencies and create a service so it launches at boot. Now that it's all done, ...
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resizing the /boot partition after no space left on device

After some errors on the many pis I manage with raspbian buster, I had some no space left on device issues and saw that the /boot partition has only 54M /dev/mmcblk0p1 43M 23M 21M 53% /boot. I ...
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How to clean up my /boot partition?

My /boot partition on my Raspberry model 3b is running low storage. I want to prevent running into feature troubles. I cant find any solution that fits my situation. Note that I'm pretty much a noob ...
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Booting from SSD on Raspberry Pi

Recently got a Raspberry Pi 4, and want to configure it to boot from a SSD I have. I am new to linux, so I may not be doing this right, but I have followed instructions on several guides I found ...
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Partition or not for a WebDAV?

I just set up my first Pi. it's a 4B and runs Raspbian Lite on a 32GB card. Now I have to make some strategic decisions for the future and like to ask for some opinions. I want it to run a WebDAV, so ...
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Pi wont boot: Failed to start Load Kernel Module

In short, the Pi just stopped booting. I looked at the boot screen, which displayes FAILED messages: Failed to start Load Kernel Module and keeps rebooting after A start job is running for dev-...
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SD Card Resize on 32gb SD Card Raspberry Pi

I have a 32gb SD card in my Raspberry Pi. I'd like to make use of all the space, please can someone tell me how to resize? Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 29.7 GiB, 31914983424 bytes, 62333952 sectors Units: ...
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Avoiding wearing out SD card - better to have two partitions on an external solid state drive (Raspian + storage)?

I am new to managing filesystems, but am using a Raspberry Pi 3B with a 16GB SD card, and running an InfluxDB database on there. The Pi writes a datapoint every second, to the database which is just ...
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How to resize a partition on a Raspberry Pi image, emulated on a Mac?

I followed this guide to emulate a Raspbian image on my Mac - the only change I made was to use a Buster Lite image. The Image boots perfectly well, and I can interact with it either via the popped-up ...
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Berryboot - Raspbian + Lakka transfer files between two OS

do you know why i can't transfer some files downloaded in the Raspbian to Lakka (or another OS) instaled in a SD card with berryboot? I tried to move some roms / files from a folder when i was logged ...
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Headless wpa_supplicant etc/wpa_suuplicant vs /boot

I was trying to set up a headless Raspi 3 by putting my wpa_supplicant.conf into rootfs/etc/wpa_supplicant/, but it only started working once I put it into the boot partition. I thought the OS would ...
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automate filesystem expansion - booting from a USB Drive (8GB Image burned to 32GB USB)

I have an 8GB image that is burned to a 32GB USB drive. How can I automate this filesystem expansion process? Is there a script I can create to expand the USB correctly and fully? How can I find the ...
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How do I expand the file system on a Raspberry Pi 4 manually?

I have just flashed an image of my original 16 GB SD card (the one that comes in the Raspberry Pi kit) to a new 128 GB card. It booted up fine but when I tried to expand the filesystem using raspi-...
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Unable to expand SD Card for RT-Linux Image created using Yocto

I am creating a minimal image for my Raspberry Pi 3b+ with an Preemptive RT Linux Kernel using Yocto Project's warrior branch. I was able to create a base image for the same (bitbake -k core-image-...
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using linux command line to format and partition an sd card for raspberry pi

I need help understanding how to format and partition and sd card for raspberry pi 4 from linux command line please. I have downloaded an iso image for raspian light (not noobs). Question: If I am ...
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How to install Jasper on Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B)?

Sorry ahead of time, I'm new to Raspberry Pi's. I am trying to install Jasper by using its guide (https://jasperproject.github.io/documentation/installation/), but I cannot seem to figure it out. In ...
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View files on a Raspbian SD Card from a Mac?

Recently, my Pi 3 broke, and I had some important files on its Raspbian Stretch SD card. I would like to get these files off the SD card without buying a whole new Pi. Does anyone know a way of doing ...
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Why is the volume ID of the root partition of Raspbian always [7ee80803]?

I noticed that no matter which microSD card I burn the Raspbian image onto, its "identifier" is always 7ee80803. This appears counter-intuitive to be because "disk identifier" is something written in ...
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Multiple /media/user/SETTINGS* directories yet only one partition

I am running Raspbian Stretch on a Pi 3 B+. One thing I noticed is that I have more /media/user/SETTINGS* than actual partitions. See, I have 3 directories: $ ls -la total 17 drwxr-x---+ 5 root root ...
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badly resized partition on sd card

when I installed Raspbian Stretch Lite (2018-11-13) on my 16GB SD card, with dd (dd bs=4M if=2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img of=/dev/sdb conv=fsync) and then tried it, I quickly ran out of space ...
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Editing Pi 3 System files on SD outside Linux?

Following the Tutorial - How to give your Raspberry Pi a Static IP Address my Pi 3+ doesn't appear on network. I have no HDMI display and I am trying to restore the original /etc/network/interfaces. ...
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read only Raspbian and microSD partitioning

is it true that if I set Raspbian as read only I can prevent any microSD corruption due to power faults, so that I can simply unplug the battery instead of the clean "Menu > Shutdown"? if it is true ...
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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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Why is there unpartitioned space on my SD card?

First off, I'm running Rasbian with NOOBS. I was following a tutorial on creating a new partition here: How do I create and mount a partition using the remainder of my SD card? And I started ...
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Netbooting multiple "workers" RPi from a "master" RPi

My question is, I believe, a little bit complex, and I think it would be better to fully describe what I have and what I want to achieve, with what I am able to do. What I have I have a group of ...
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How to encrypt the Raspbian installation

I'm new to the Raspberry Pi. I just bought a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and installed on a different SD card the lite version of Raspbian Stretch. But now I need to encrypt the whole partition. I want to ...
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Is possible to make the backup and the recovery root partition from one to the other?

I have two Raspberry Pi boards. One is a (Pi 1) Model B and the other is a Pi 2 Model B. The Pi 1 Model B is a new one from my friend. I had used the Pi 2 Model B for a long time. I know the ...
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Partition HDD in two for BerryBoot

I would like to know if it is possible to partition a hard drive in two and use one partition as a BerryBoot OS and the other as a normal external NTFS hard drive. I want to use one part of the HDD ...
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Partition of raspberry pi on Ubuntu 16.04

When I booted raspbian on raspberry pi, the name of partition is /dev/mmcblk0 But when I connect sd card via USB reader on Ubuntu 16.04, it shows a different name as /dev/sdc These sd cards are ...
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Overlapping SD Card Partitions

I have a 32GB SD card that I have been using for a year or so and when troubleshooting a separate issue I noticed that the partition table looks very different than the other Raspbian images I have ...
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How to make an image file from scratch

I want to make my own image file for a Raspberry Pi so I can copy any usable operating system to it and boot it. This way I'm also able to size down partitions or use other partition sizes. Is it ...
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Expanding partition on SD

I have a Raspberry Pi running Openmediavault and I need to expand the main partition as I’m running out of space. I’ve got a 2013 i7 (64bit) MacBook and I’ve been trying to boot GParted from a usb ...
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Why are the /boot partition from Raspberry Pi and a EFI system partition (ESP) both formatted as a FAT32 partition? [closed]

I understand that each processor has its own specific way of starting. Fact is that both of them (RPi and UEFI boot) need a small FAT partition to boot, both around 100MB. Is there any reason for ...
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How to fix: rpi sd card partitions not recogized [closed]

I am trying to clone an image that I have been working on. I have a 32G sd card. When I plug it into my pc, windows sees it as 4 different drives. There is a "Boot" drive, a "RECOVERY" drive, and ...
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Raspberry pi 3 Memory partition

I have installed Raspbian stretch latest on my Rpi 3 B on a 8gb sdcard and I can't run any videos or windows application through wine. It says 1G/3G partition is required and no video is played ...
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