Raspberry PI – expanding the root partition of the SD card

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How to expand the root partition of your Raspberry PI’s SD card?

After installing a new OS on your PI’s SD card you might notice there is a lot of diskspace ‘missing’ on the card…

By expanding the root partition of the card you can regain that ‘missing’ space!

This is the easiest way to do it:

  • open the PI’s configuration screen (in the terminal window) by typing:
    sudo raspi-config
  • run the bottom option just to make sure you have the latest version of the configuration software:
    update
  • run the second option:
    expand_rootfs
  • click:
    Finish
  • select ‘YES‘ when it asks for a reboot