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Adabox 005: using a larger SD card (advice)
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Adabox 005: using a larger SD card (advice)

by dconley on Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:51 pm

I put a 16 gig card into our Adabox and at first only 4 gigs were recognized. To get the rest of it included you have to run

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sudo raspi-config


Go to Advanced Options and choose enlarge filesystem. Then reboot (sudo reboot) and you'll have the rest of your space.

The filesystem was only showing 4 gigs, now that I think about it, and that was a 8 gig card in the box, so this may have given us the space we needed for metadata and Minecraft... (oh well, I had the card for a retropie build that I hadn't finished anyway!)

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Re: Adabox 005: using a larger SD card (advice)

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:30 pm

Yep.. an OS image is an exact, byte-for-byte copy of an existing storage device. The RasPi Foundation makes the Raspbian images as small as possible so people can load them on smaller SD cards. When you write the OS image to a larger card, you get an exact copy of a smaller filesystem.

Running `raspi-config` to expand the filesystem is one of the first things to do with any new Raspbian installation:

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-ra ... figuration

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