[RndTbl] resizing an SD card image?

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Tue Nov 20 15:42:09 CST 2012

One thing you can *sometimes* do is write the smaller image to the card, then use gPartEd (or similar) to increase it.

Grigory Shamov <Grigory.Shamov at ad.umanitoba.ca> wrote:

>Any easy way to resize a bootable image for SD card? There are ready Linux
>images for booting on Android devices, like MK802. The problem is, 1)
>sometimes you don't have a card for that size (say 4Gb image, 8Gb card) or
>2) micro-SD card come in random sizes, so an image for 8Gb card can be
>some kbytes too long for a 8Gb card of another vendor.
>I probably could mount the image, copy the contents and go over the
>process of creating a bootable image myself. But is there a way of doing
>it with a lesser effort?
>Grigory Shamov
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