Sinopa
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Moving to larger SD

Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:42 pm

Hi.

I have just use the entire day setting up and configuring my raspberry with everything I need. And now I have a problem. I just found out that my SD is about to run out of space.

Does anyone know how I can move everything from one SD to another larger SD without the need to install and configure everything again?
I use Xubuntu and Windows 7 on my desktop computer.

seal6000
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Re: Moving to larger SD

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:01 pm

In windows use the Win32DiskImager that is used to flash the original sd card (download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32di ... t/download) and select the read button with your old SD card selected as the device and the image file being where you want it saved to. Then, when that is finished, insert the new SD card and write the image you just created. This can take upwards of an hour on lower spec computers but will be quicker and require less user interaction than starting from scratch again.

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Re: Moving to larger SD

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:39 pm

What size is your current SD card?

If larger than 2GB, did you use the raspi-config option to expand the system to use the whole card?

Sinopa
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Re: Moving to larger SD

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:51 pm

seal6000 wrote:In windows use the Win32DiskImager that is used to flash the original sd card (download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32di ... t/download) and select the read button with your old SD card selected as the device and the image file being where you want it saved to. Then, when that is finished, insert the new SD card and write the image you just created. This can take upwards of an hour on lower spec computers but will be quicker and require less user interaction than starting from scratch again.
Ah! I'll install it and use that. Thank you :)

seal6000
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Re: Moving to larger SD

Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Sinopa wrote:
seal6000 wrote:In windows use the Win32DiskImager that is used to flash the original sd card (download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32di ... t/download) and select the read button with your old SD card selected as the device and the image file being where you want it saved to. Then, when that is finished, insert the new SD card and write the image you just created. This can take upwards of an hour on lower spec computers but will be quicker and require less user interaction than starting from scratch again.
Ah! I'll install it and use that. Thank you :)
Also, remember to use the program "sudo raspi-config" and select expand-rootfs if you haven't already.

RPiJunior
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Re: Moving to larger SD

Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:54 am

seal6000 wrote:In windows use the Win32DiskImager that is used to flash the original sd card (download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32di ... t/download) and select the read button with your old SD card selected as the device and the image file being where you want it saved to. Then, when that is finished, insert the new SD card and write the image you just created. This can take upwards of an hour on lower spec computers but will be quicker and require less user interaction than starting from scratch again.
Far quicker with dd (one to another not one to another to another) so why not use Windows dd?

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