Making use of the full SD Card

Hello all,
I am new to raspberry pi as well as Rachel Pi, I have installed the 64gb image on the 128gb card hoping to add more files to it. Currently that is not possible, please i need help to expand the space on the sd card to allow me add more files or modules.
Thank you very much.


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You may want to look into Gparted (via bootable USB created with LinuxLive USB creator)

One alternative is here.

Once you connect to the RPI as described above:

Expand the partition

  1. Check the space: df -h
  2. Pay attention to the available space
  3. Open config: sudo raspi-config
  4. Choose: expand root_fs and hit enter and then select finish.
  5. Restart device and reconnect.
  6. Connect back to the pi device after it has restarted
  7. Check the space: df -h (available space should change)


Thank you very much Charlie, I will follow the instructions given and get back to you.


This works !!! Thank you very much.

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Last login: Tue May 10 02:28:43 2016
pi@rachel:~ $ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 118G 55G 59G 49% /
devtmpfs 459M 0 459M 0% /dev
tmpfs 463M 0 463M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 463M 6.3M 457M 2% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 463M 0 463M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p1 60M 21M 40M 35% /boot
tmpfs 93M 0 93M 0% /run/user/0
tmpfs 93M 0 93M 0% /run/user/1000


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I’m glad it worked. Best Wishes–

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I downloaded the 64gb image to 256gb sd card. Idea was to add more modules but I could never boot the pi with 64gb image on 256gb. Did anyone try this? Any suggestions?

What model of Raspberry Pi are you using?