Disk Image too large

6 years 10 months ago #1864 by Sunspot
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In a Linux box or a VMWare image of Linux.

Mount a working IOT SD card
open gParted - - - (perhaps download a copy first!)
choose the SD disk drive
right click on the main Linux partition and choose "resize"
drag the end of the partition to 7.3 GByte or whatever.
Click the "do it" button
Close gParted
In terminal type
dd if=/dev/sdb of=/path/towhere/you/want/to save/IOT-playground-pi.img bs=10M
(or sdc sdd - what ever gParted calls the DD drive)

I wonder if a much smaller version of Linux for IOT Pi might go on a 4G card - no need for games etc?

Thanks for this great resource.
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6 years 10 months ago #1866 by EasyIoT
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Sunspot wrote: In a Linux box or a VMWare image of Linux.

Mount a working IOT SD card
open gParted - - - (perhaps download a copy first!)
choose the SD disk drive
right click on the main Linux partition and choose "resize"
drag the end of the partition to 7.3 GByte or whatever.
Click the "do it" button
Close gParted
In terminal type
dd if=/dev/sdb of=/path/towhere/you/want/to save/IOT-playground-pi.img bs=10M
(or sdc sdd - what ever gParted calls the DD drive)

I wonder if a much smaller version of Linux for IOT Pi might go on a 4G card - no need for games etc?

Thanks for this great resource.
Even the ads are good these days


Thank you for instructions, but I do not own linux box, so I can not perform this commands. 4GB SD card became too small when I upgraded to RPI2. I bought 8GB SD just to create 8GB EasyIoT image file. I guess these days SD cards are cheap and even 16GB SD card is not big expense.

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6 years 10 months ago #1868 by Sunspot
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And - Sorry - I spoke too soon and just used my memory - you still get a 16 GByte disk my way
I will experiment......

OOPS

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6 years 10 months ago #1903 by asm7100
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How dos it goes with a smaller image?
I just godt a power drop out, and know it will not boot, i need to do a fresh install again.
Is it posebel to make a cron job to make a backup to a nother computer.:-(

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6 years 10 months ago #1912 by EasyIoT
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asm7100 wrote: How dos it goes with a smaller image?
I just godt a power drop out, and know it will not boot, i need to do a fresh install again.
Is it posebel to make a cron job to make a backup to a nother computer.:-(


You can backup config folder and EasyIoTDatabase.sqlite database with cron job.

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6 years 10 months ago #1913 by asm7100
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But not a smaller image, hast to install evrythin from scratch then :-(

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