0

October 9, 2015 AT 3:00 am

Squeezing Raspbian Jessie on to a 4GB SD card #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

NewImage

Richard Hayler posted up a nice tutorial for squeezing Raspbrian Jessie onto your 4GB SD card – check it out here.

The promise of sudo-free access to GPIO was just too tempting so, despite the fact that I’d only created the whole club set of fresh SD cards before the start of term, I decided to re-create them with the fab new Jessie image.

The challenge: We have a bunch of original model Bs which are still perfectly good for a lot of the circuit based activities but they all have 4GB SD cards. I could just buy a bunch of 8GB ones, but that seemed like a waste.

But the new Jessie image clocks in at over 4.3GB. Here’s how I made it fit. It might look a little daunting but its actually quite straight forward. the only tricky bit I found was keeping track of the cards at the various steps. There is probably an easier way of doing it, but this worked for me and only took an hour (with most of that time taken by waiting for the cards/partitions to copy).

What you’ll need:

  • A 4GB SD card (call it card F) with a working (but un-needed) Wheezy installation (card M) , a blank 8GB SD card and one at least 16GB card with a working Raspbian installation (card S) or another Linux/Mac machine with enough free space to store GBs of images.
  • An SD card reader

Read more.


998Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world

Wearables — Hand beading mimicry

Electronics — Trigger happy oscilloscope?

Biohacking — Biohacking: Visioneer – AI Glasses to Assist the Visually Impaired

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.