jtb
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copy32to8Gb

Mon May 06, 2013 12:31 pm

Hi

I want to make a system-disc on a USB-stick and just boot up from a smaller size SD-card
and been searching for a way to copy a 32Gb SD to a 8Gb SD but cant find anything here or when googling.
It will be a waist to use a 32Gb for just booting up and i got a samsung 8Gb,to big again but fast and reliable.

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Re: copy32to8Gb

Mon May 06, 2013 12:53 pm

The easiest thing to do is just to copy the files.

Get both devices (the SD card and the flash drive) mounted, then use "cp -a" to copy from one to the other.
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

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jtb
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Re: copy32to8Gb

Mon May 06, 2013 5:24 pm

Hi
I want to copy a 32Gb SD-card to a 8Gb SD-card first,then make a systemdisc on a usb-stick.
booting up from the SD and let the usb-stick take over.
Theres only about 5Mb of data on the 32Gb SD-card but rasperian had taken all 32GB.
Can I change the partitions,making it possible to copy to a smaller size SD-card?
Or do I have to download+install everything again?

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Re: copy32to8Gb

Mon May 06, 2013 6:42 pm

Yes, it should "just work".

Note that on the Pi, there's really no such thing as a "system disk" (as there is on x86, running DOS, Windows, Linux, whatever). There's just files.
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Re: copy32to8Gb

Mon May 06, 2013 7:31 pm

jtb wrote:Hi
I want to copy a 32Gb SD-card to a 8Gb SD-card first,then make a systemdisc on a usb-stick.
booting up from the SD and let the usb-stick take over.
Theres only about 5Mb of data on the 32Gb SD-card but rasperian had taken all 32GB.
Can I change the partitions,making it possible to copy to a smaller size SD-card?
Or do I have to download+install everything again?

I use Mini-Tool Partition Wizard to do it under windows.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-par ... nager.html
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http://raspberrypihobbyist.blogspot.com

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