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Version of Raspian with MPIDE installed

Created Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:05:15 +0000 by brd813


Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:05:15 +0000

I purchased a Chipkit Pi and I’m kind of new to Linux but I did get the Raspian version with MPIDE loaded and running. I put the MPIDE version of Raspian on an 8gig flash card. It looks like the version of Raspian that is loaded is somewhat nonstandard because when I run raspi-config and try to expand to use all the memory I get a message saying “your partition layout is not currently supported by this tool.”

How do I expand the partition to use the entire flash memory?




Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:33:51 +0000

I guess you could do it manually - it's a case of resizing the partition (gparted, for example, can do that). Or just make yourself a new extra partition and mount it somewhere. /home is often a good idea (mount it in /mnt first, copy /home's contents into it, then move it to /home)


Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:30:24 +0000

I did figure out what I was doing incorrectly

I plugged the flash chip into my Ubuntu desktop system an ran gparted

I then resized /dev/sdb2 and then resized /dev/sdb6 and executed the 2 resize operations

And this changed the partition sizes

The mistake I was making was trying to resize /dev/sdb6 without changing /dev/sdb2

It ran slowly and took a while but did work.

Hope this helps other frustrated users, I don't know if you can do this on the raspberry pi.