Reclaiming Free Space Problem


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by gggow » Sun May 27, 2012 1:45 pm
I have downloaded Debian to the SD card and used it for the pi. I then decided to use GParted to reclaim free space on my 8GB SD card. When i went on it I could claim the space on Linux-swap but the main one, ext4 had a picture of keys to the left of it which I later found out meant that it needed to be unmounted. So I right-clicked on it and clicked on unmount but it said it couldn't because other partitions are mounted there as well. Can you please tell me
a) how to manually unmount it and
b0 if i should have claimed the space before i used it for a day
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by geoff.sim » Sun May 27, 2012 4:33 pm
I just fired up my Pi today, and found http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup to be a very useful source of information.

For your issue, see section 5.2 on reclaiming SD card space.

If you have just started using your Pi, you may find it handy to startup ssh so that you can connect to it from your PC (info from Linux Daily):

At the TV,
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sudo service ssh start
sudo insserv ssh

On your PC,
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ssh [-X] pi@{your_raspberry_pi_ip_address}


Geoff.
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by texy » Tue May 29, 2012 12:46 pm
geoff.sim wrote:On your PC,
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ssh [-X] pi@{your_raspberry_pi_ip_address}


Geoff.


...there's some assumptions there surely Geoff - what OS will this work for without installing any further software?
Also does'nt the Pi need ssh enabling before you attempt launch - lots of threads about this can be found.

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by Airstream » Thu May 31, 2012 6:20 am
We have had a lot of success with Kingston 8gb SD HC cards. There are quite few sellers on eBay with pre-loaded Debian resized partition to give 7.5gb user space for example here
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110886861994
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