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Corndork2

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Help expanding Olimex 4GB Image to 32GB SD card
« on: February 19, 2013, 05:59:52 PM »
Hello everyone!

Thanks in advance for all the help and contributions that everyone has offerred on this forum.

I currently am using the 4GB R15 image provied on the Olimex site. Its 4GB as many of you know.

However, I have a 32GB SD Card. Can anyone tell me how to expand this 4GB image to the entire card? Id like my / partition to be larger than 3.7GB and would ideally like it to take the remainder of my 32GB cards free space.

Thanks!

Corndork2

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Re: Help expanding Olimex 4GB Image to 32GB SD card
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 06:10:54 PM »
It looks like I'll be able to accomplish this with gparted

I used this FAQ: http://www.embeddedarm.com/support/faqs.php?item=1

My partition is "growing" now. I'll let you all know how it goes :)

jwischka

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Re: Help expanding Olimex 4GB Image to 32GB SD card
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 07:33:43 PM »
It looks like I'll be able to accomplish this with gparted

I used this FAQ: http://www.embeddedarm.com/support/faqs.php?item=1

My partition is "growing" now. I'll let you all know how it goes :)

You can also use fdisk in concert with resize2fs.


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Re: Help expanding Olimex 4GB Image to 32GB SD card
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 07:35:19 PM »
you will find that space is sucked up fast as you experiment, i ran out of space after a bit of compiling on my card but i installed bleachbit and run it from sudo startx. it freed up 4gb from my 8 gb card without error.