Raspberry Pi: Resize Shrink SDCard Image Clone Backup Noobs

If you own a raspberry pi, in some cases it is useful to shrink the sdcard, cause you need often not more than 8/16GB.

What do you need and how to solve shinking or extending the OS:

Hardware you need:

  • 2 empty SDCards (Source + Dest.)
  • 2 SDCard Adaptors Micro-SD to SD Fullsize
  • 2 SD-USB Card Readers, i use them for stable work, cause USB SDCard Readers on Laptops often fails (Shared Sources)
  • 1 Laptop with Ubuntu CD inside the CD-Rom or installed ubuntu with gparted
gparted raspian shrink sdcard
gparted raspian shrink sdcard
gparted shrink progress pi
gparted shrink progress pi

Howto:

  • Plug the Cards into the Adaptors and into the Readers, connect to the Laptop
  • Boot ubuntu and rund $sudo gparted
  • On the destination SDCard (/dev/sdd) create a new msdos Partition Table, (Top Menu gparted)
  • Switch on gparted to Source SDCard (/dev/sdc) where noobs / raspian is
  • Copy first the primary and the last partition to the sdd-disk on same area! (start Bootloader + end Config)
  • Create on sdd at the middle area a new „extended“ partition
  • Go to Source Card sdc and Shrink the patition at the middle near to the „yellow“ area!
  • Enter at Menu the green arrow to start gparted work! Take a coffee now..
  • If gparted is ready the LED Controls of the Adaptors stop blinking! Copy the shrinked partition to sdd paste it into the extended partition
  • Here you can expand the middle partition to all free grey space
  • Enter the green arrow on menu to start gparted work again..
  • If ready (LEDS not blinking), close gparted plug out the cards, and use them to boot the PI

Remark:

  •   Do ALWAYS have a 2nd working Card for the PI as FULL BACKUP!! If a Update fails you are online by restore the SDCard in 10Minutes!!!

Feedback:

  • Mail me Errors if iam wrong..

Linux Info: UEFI + GPT + Secure Boot = Dongled OS = Printing Dollars

UEFI+GPT+dongled OS = Printing endles Dollars for PC Manufacter and  M$.

 

UEFI was offered for „security reasons“ but in my opinion the normal users should be prevented by this „UEFI LOCK“ to use Dual Boot or remove Windows on owned hardware, in cases of Mainboard failures the Users are forced to buy new Mainboards with OS-Key. Legacy Mode on Bios will disappear in the next generation of PCs than every OS is „dongled“ to Hardware like MacOS to their Products…

 

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http://www.blueonyx.it

See site above the old known Sun Cobalt Linux (Bluequartz-Webinterface + Sun Cobalt Linux) was redesigned last years by Nuonce, Strongbolt.uk, Solarspeed.net and is now made with:

  1. Centos 5.2
  2. Blueonyx for new Servers x86 and AMD64

For Classic View the old nice Sun Theme is still available and easy to switch at user settings.

To CHANGE the Login Pictures Blueonyx to your loved old View of Sun Cobalt Themes download here the Theme Pictures of old SUN Cobalt and copy it at the folder sausalito see info.txt

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