Questions tagged [partition]

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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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 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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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 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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Image of a 16Gb card containing unpartitioned space at the end: Truncating possible?

I wanted to prepare a distro for some friends. As I didn't have anything else lying around, I used a 16Gb SD card. I started with the default Debian Weezy 2Gb image and did not do any resizing. Now, ...
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How to get remaining memory in SD Card?

I have 16 GB SD card where I installed Raspbian using Win32 Disk Imager. After burning the image in Windows it shows only around 40+ MB of free space. Since Raspbian image is around 2 GB where is ...
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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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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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Dual boot for the rpi

Is it possible to have dual boot partitions on usb stick switchable by berryboot loader via vnc. I need to have a backup boot partition with raspbian Bootable on it. So that if my primary partition ...
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Can't boot after adding a third partition to sd card

I am trying to create a third FAT32 partition on the SD card that consumes the free space on the card not used by the image. I want this instead of the root partition being resized. Creating the ...
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Formatting 64/128gb microSC card to run on RP3

I had no success with experimenting on my SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA). I tried formatting entire one to Fat, Fat32 using 3rd party software, making small Fat/Fat32 ...
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What's the difference between UUID and PARTUUID?

I've followed the procedure in the raspberry pi forums to make my Raspberry Pi 3 use an USB key instead of the SD card as root filesystem in the hope to make it more robust to power loss. The process ...
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How to mount a Raspbian SD card on a Mac?

I have a running Raspberry Pi image. Now I want to do the following: Access the files on my Mac when accessing the SD Card Be able to copy the SD Card to have a clone of the current system In Disk ...
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How to make a Raspberry Pi SD partition accessible from windows and raspbian?

I'm trying to make a partition on my Raspberry Pi SD card that allows me to access it from a Windows system as well as from linux. How I've to proceed? For example: On my SD card with 8GB I've 4GB ...
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How to shrink the size of your sd card before using dd to backup your sd card [duplicate]

I use 32gb micro sd card for my raspibian. I use dd this command to backup it. But, I found it is too large. How to shrink it before I backup it? Thanks. Add words: I had used a 16gb sd card. Then, ...
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Shrinking partition for backup

I have a large SD card ~60G. I expanded Rasbian to the entire disk but now I want to make backups. Preferable backups that aren't 60G. How do those with large SD cards go about this? Granted I'm only ...
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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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Issues with root=PARTUUID= in cmdline.txt at boot

I'm having some trouble understanding which drive identifiers are available at different stages of system boot. I'm running a Pi 2B with a btrfs root mounted on an external USB SSD. I'd like to ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't properly flash some micro SD cards

I have a couple of Micro SD card here and it seems like only some of them can be flashed correctly. No errors during the flashing process, but only the boot partition turns out to be mountable on my ...
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Can't mount raspberry after I've burn raspbian [closed]

Given: So, I have an 8 GB sd card. TODO: Get raspbian Solution: First I delete the partition: Command (m for help): d Selected partition 1 Partition 1 has been deleted. After i've created a new ...