tuxelitist
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Reclaim SD Card

Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:09 pm

I started out using a 4 gig card for my Pi and recently purchased a 64 gig one so that I can put some media on it. I haven't gotten to that yet, but I'm wondering how I can reclaim the space on my 4 gig card since it's once showing 33 megabytes of usable memory. And help would be appreciated.

RobHenry
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Re: Reclaim SD Card

Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:17 pm

You are probably only viewing the boot partition of the sd card. The linux OS is on another partition that windows cannot see.

Type
df -h
on the Pi to see the size of all partitions

Wheel_nut
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Re: Reclaim SD Card

Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:37 pm

The easist way is to stick the card in a Camera and Format it.

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Dweeber
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Re: Reclaim SD Card

Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:10 pm

If you don't have a camera (a growing number of people use cell phones instead now)...

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/
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Mobius
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Re: Reclaim SD Card

Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:14 pm

The way I do it is to run the free version of EaseUS Partition Master. Once the two partions are collapsed into one you can format it again for Windows, etc.

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ianajo
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Re: Reclaim SD Card

Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:18 pm

Download "SDFormatter" on to your PC a simple and free program

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