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Debian default partition

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 5:49 pm
by sheriff076
My Pi isn't due for a couple of weeks but I have been making preparations for its arrival with finding bits of hardware I have lying around and now I've got onto the SD card.

Ive prepared my card using the debian download and the windows image tool Its an 8gb card. But if I understand things correctly, the Linux image is a 2GB install so i think I have 'wasted space' some 6GB of it. I understand its possible to enlarge the partitions but which partition should i enlarge to use the 6GB unused space? I'm guessing its the DISK1S2 partition, but I could be wrong.

The partitions are as follows:
No name - 78.6mb
DISK1S2 - 1.62gb
LINUX SWAP - 200.03mb
Remainder - 6.14gb

Thanks for any help.

Re: Debian default partition

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 12:06 am
by Spider.007
You are right. The first (no-name) is intended as /boot and contains a RPi specific firmware and kernel. Enlarging the swap also isn't very useful. Enlarging DISK1S2 is the way to go!

Re: Debian default partition

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:48 pm
by sheriff076
Thanks Spider,

There are many ways to do it as far as i can tell, plus a couple of YouTube's covering different ideas.

I just need to get the thing then I can start learning it.