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How to expand the PiMP partition to use unallocated hard drive space
smk762 last edited by melt
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How to expand your disk partition in PiMP OS to use the full disk using gparted
I installed PiMP via HDD Raw Copy in Windows 10 onto a 128GB SSD, and noticed later that the PiMP partition was only using about 16GB of the SSD.
Here's how to expand the partition to use the remaining unallocated space.
While connected via teamspeak or with physical access and monitor connected, run
gksudo gpartedin terminal to load up the GParted partition editor gui.
Right click on the PiMP partition, and select "resize/move"
Set the new size to the max imum value possible, so that free space afterwards equals zero, then click the resize button.
Done - too easy. Be a little bit careful though, take backups if you're unsure. Making mistakes when modifying partitions has the potential to break the installation, but if you stick to the steps above you should be fine.
Many thanks indeed smk762 :)
In Pimp OS version 1.9.31, please fist install it via "apt-get install gparted" command, then to run it instead of using "gksudo gparted" command use "gparted" command instead to launch program.
wolfish last edited by
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Edit: The resize2fs command does not work. Use gparted
Note for 1.9.31:
in 1.9, we did not have an EFI partition but we made a windows partition /dev/sda2 in addition to the pimp partition on /dev/sda1.
This was done so you could find the disk with a drive letter.
On 2.4 and above, we went to a EFI install where EFI boot partition was on /dev/sda1 and pimp was on /dev/sda2
So be advised above on resizing, in 1.9 you would remove the WINIMAGING partition and extend the main one. WINIMAGING is not really needed.
Updated original post to include another Doc Classic Video! Thanks Doc.
New method - works on 2.8.6:
growpart /dev/sda 1then
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