Ephermeral
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Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:07 pm

Any ideas? i want to expand my storage, i managed to clone my existing raspberry pi image onto a 32gb sd card and when i open Gparted it shows 21.XXgb un-allocated storage. i would install a fresh version of raspbian but all my modules and libraries are on this card. i cant lose them as i dont remember where they are from.

Martin Frezman
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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:59 pm

Since you're using gparted, you're almost there already.

Just use gparted to resize the partition. Because it is NOOBS, you may have to do some moving or something like that, but it should all "just work".
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Ephermeral
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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:08 pm

Thats the thing with noobs, its not letting me to just "Resize" i go to move/resize in gpart and i cant increase its size, unless im doing something wrong or missing something out.

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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Ephermeral wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Thats the thing with noobs, its not letting me to just "Resize" i go to move/resize in gpart and i cant increase its size, unless im doing something wrong or missing something out.
Are you trying this on a live card; trying to modify the partitions you're running from?
Don't think you can do that.
- Use another Linux computer with gparted installed.
- Use a gparted live CD in another computer
- Write Raspbian image to another SD card, boot your Pi with that. Put the Noobs card in a (cheap) SD card reader and use gparted to move / resize the partitions.

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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Correct. Of course you can't edit the currently running, live SD card.

That'd be, like crazy, man!
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Ephermeral
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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:41 pm

OH! right, luckily i have the original sd card ill try that now, Cheers!

Ephermeral
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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:32 pm

Nope! Still didnt work, i cant resize the partition

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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:58 pm

Well, this is one of those situations where it obviously does work, if you do everything right.

So, it is up to you to give enough details about what/how exactly you are doing, so that we can spot what you're doing wrong.

Of course, as is often the case, the act of detailing what you're doing, will probably allow you to spot for yourself where the error lies.
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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:18 pm

Well now ive got the original SD card plugged back into my Raspberry pi, and the one i want to use plugged into a sd card reader, i open up gparted and try to resize the root partition from 6gb to about 27gb(21gb unallocated), but the unallocated storage is just not there, there is no unallocated storage to extend with, am i missing a step? i dont know whats up, it looks like most of the partitions are in a volume called "Extended", i unmounted all the partitions as well but still no luck.

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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:35 pm

Noobs has a unique partitioning scheme:

https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/wi ... -explained
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Re: Expanding Storage. NOOBS Installed!

Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:48 pm

SORTED!!! I forgot to create an unallocated partition for it to use to resize and forgot to run as root i now have 23gb free on my raspberry pi, Thank you all for helping out!

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