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SD card partitions

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:45 pm
by jimfowler82
Hi guys,

I used the win32 imaging tool to make my SD card image. I have a 4gb SD card, but the imaging tool seems to break it up into 2 partions, is this normal? its just i end up with 300mb space on the main partition.

Is there a way to merge the partitions? or should i just leave it how it is and use the other partition as storage for applications etc?

Thanks in advance

Re: SD card partitions

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:47 pm
by bredman
The partition defaults to 2GB, ignoring the rest of your card.

Instructions to extend the partition are here...
http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setu ... ptional.29

or you could get more detailed instructions in page 8 of the June edition of the MagPi magazine
www.themagpi.com

Re: SD card partitions

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:39 pm
by jimfowler82
Thanks for the info, i have got as far as moving my swap file fully to the end and having unallocated space next to my "home" partition. Problem i have now is i cant un-mount the home partition i guess this is because im trying to do it on my R-pi whilst running? it has the / command on that partition, it wont let me resize or anything as i cant unmount

any ideas?

Re: SD card partitions

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:47 pm
by bredman