SD Card preparation...


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by striplar » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:42 pm
I've followed the procedure in MagPi and used Win32DiskImager as instructed with the Debian image file. The links on the article are out of date and you have to figure out which file to download.
The Disk Management shows...
75MB FAT32 Healthy (primary partition)
1.55GB Healthy (primary partition)
191MB Healthy (primary partition)
and 28.26GB Unallocated.... yes it's a big card.
So far so good, but I can't resize the Partitions.
I can run Gparted in the VMware player on my windows system but it doesn't show the SD card in the dropdown box.
Any ideas why I can't see the card?
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by Wheel_nut » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:30 am
The reason that you cannot see all of the card partitions is that Windows doesn't recognise the ext4 partitions.

However, the MagPi article was written before the latest 28 October 2012 version of Raspbian which now has an option in its opening configuration utility to re-size the card to use all of the available space.
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by thivtulz » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:15 am
How to save an OS into the SD card?Anyone there to help me.. :)
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by -rst- » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:49 pm
thivtulz wrote:How to save an OS into the SD card?Anyone there to help me.. :)


http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Easy_way
http://raspberrycompote.blogspot.com/ - Low-level graphics and 'Coding Gold Dust'
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by striplar » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:33 pm
Wheel_nut wrote:The reason that you cannot see all of the card partitions is that Windows doesn't recognise the ext4 partitions.

However, the MagPi article was written before the latest 28 October 2012 version of Raspbian which now has an option in its opening configuration utility to re-size the card to use all of the available space.


It would be really helpful if they posted an addendum to these magazines pointing to updated information, it would save a lot of frustration.
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