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  • IT Crowd – Used a SD Card for Debian on a Raspberry Pi and now it's only 74mb!
  • Premier Icon winston_dog
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    I have a 16gb SD card which I used for putting a bootable image of Debian on it for a Raspberry Pi.

    I wanted to use it for general use and it will not let me access the majority of it. The only partition I can see in Windows is 74mb and if I use Computer Management in Windows 7, I can see the remainder of the card as unallocated space. It will not let me allocate it or format it.

    What can I do?

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    the image contains fixed size partitions (which assume a 2Gb card iirc), so you need to resize them. it’s a bit of manual effort, but the instructions are here (video too, but I’ve not watched that)

    http://elinux.org/RPi_Resize_Flash_Partitions

    Premier Icon stuey
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    – yup stick it in a linux machine – Windows cant see/read the ext / linux partitions
    / CD boot disc and breath a sigh of relief.

    ‘Come to think of it there is a bit of freeware that you can use in windows < off for a google>

    I’ve used this one in the past – easeus PM

    Premier Icon winston_dog
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    Thanks for your help gents.

    Stuey – That is a great bit of freeware, very handy. All sorted now.

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