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Shrinking Pi Image
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:57:07 pm »
Does anybody have a good step by step process on how to shrink a Pi Image.  I am trying to back up a Pi image on a new SD card.  But I am .09 GB from being too small.  Hook a brotha up.

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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 08:25:25 pm »
Does anybody have a good step by step process on how to shrink a Pi Image.  I am trying to back up a Pi image on a new SD card.  But I am .09 GB from being too small.  Hook a brotha up.

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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 08:57:57 pm »
Remember when you said I was cool?  Now I know what you mean.  I think I have found a work around.  I just used the next step up for a micro sd card.  Went from 32 to 64GB.

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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 09:07:32 pm »
Remember when you said I was cool?  Now I know what you mean.  I think I have found a work around.  I just used the next step up for a micro sd card.  Went from 32 to 64GB.



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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 11:34:30 pm »
Yes, there is a program called pishrink that can do this.  You must run it in linux.  I used a small pi image to boot up to a command prompt, and shrank the image stored on an external usb drive.

It ran for literally two days, but knocked about 10 gigs of a 128gb image that was like 200mb too large.


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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 10:29:07 am »

It ran for literally two days, but knocked about 10 gigs of a 128gb image that was like 200mb too large.

Eh, I'd just buy a bigger card.

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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 11:39:53 am »
Well, I had already spent $60 on the card.  I didn't want to roll the dice again.  But whatever, bro.

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Re: Shrinking Pi Image
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 08:07:32 pm »
Right on, my man!



Eh, I'd just buy a bigger card.

I made it easy on myself and just did this.  The price difference between a 32 and 64 GB Micro SD card is only ten dollars.  Its just frustrating to want to back up my image and the two 32 GB cards are different by .09 GBs.  And of course the one I wanted to copy over was bigger than the new one and not the other way around. 

Yes, there is a program called pishrink that can do this.  You must run it in linux.  I used a small pi image to boot up to a command prompt, and shrank the image stored on an external usb drive.

It ran for literally two days, but knocked about 10 gigs of a 128gb image that was like 200mb too large.



I don't have a Linux machine.  I tried to use GParted on the Pi but it didnt cooperate.  It was going to be too much work for something that was supposed to be quick and fun.

  
 

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