How to partition on Arch


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by matthewtb » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:56 am
How do you partition a 8 gb SD card on Arch? Cant access rest of my storage! I am new to arch so could you please not baffle me with jargon that I probably wont understand!!! Thanks alot guys
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by n_K » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:35 am
Put the card in another linux system or get a liveCD with gparted.
su or sudo su to root and run gparted, select your SD card from the top right (Assuming you've imaged to it already) and you can resize the partitions there by right clicking on them and clicking resize :)
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by matthewtb » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:53 pm
can you not partition on a windows 7 machine?????
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by pepedog » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:52 pm
This script is interesting, don't use as is but shows non GUI way of doing it
https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/blob/master/packages/tools/bcm2835-bootloader/files/create_sdcard
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by matthewtb » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:54 pm
sorry pepedog I have literally no idea how to use that; is there not some software I could download on my windows 7 machine and partition it from there??? Thanks or all your help!
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by pepedog » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:18 pm
There is no point partitioning on a windows machine, you won't be able to format second partition.
I thought you was using Linux.
On windows you have to unzip the img file out the zip, and download a program that burns the img to card, it does everything in one go (format, partition, copy data).
I'm sure details are on the download page.
4 steps
Download program
Download image
Unzip image
Use program to burn image to card
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