[RndTbl] resizing an SD card image?

Grigory Shamov Grigory.Shamov at ad.umanitoba.ca
Wed Nov 21 09:26:03 CST 2012

Hi All,

Thanks everybody who replied. For the expanding case, Gparted worked.
I was able to expand the Ubintu ARM image from "miniand" forum; turned out
it had a small FAT boot partition and then / on ext4.

Grigory Shamov
HPC Analyst, Westgrid/Compute Canada
E2-588 EITC Building, University of Manitoba
(204) 474-9625

On 12-11-20 3:42 PM, "Adam Thompson" <athompso at athompso.net> wrote:

>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
>>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)
>>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
>>HPC Analyst, Westgrid/Compute Canada
>>E2-588 EITC Building, University of Manitoba
>>(204) 474-9625
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>>Roundtable at muug.mb.ca
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