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Resize Raw Img File Using VirtualBox

Following the recommendation on http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/4943/resize-image-file-before-writing-to-sd-card:
  • e.g. to resize to 15.5GB, approx. size 15500
set VBOXMANAGE="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe"
   echo %VBOXMANAGE% does not exist ... exiting)
	IF EXIST input.vdi   ( %VBOXMANAGE% closemedium disk input.vdi --delete)
	IF EXIST output.vdi ( %VBOXMANAGE% closemedium disk output.vdi --delete) 
	IF EXIST output.img (%VBOXMANAGE% closemedium disk output.img)
	REM  use without .img
	set /p INPUT_NAME="Enter input file name without .img: "; 
	set OUTPUT_NAME=%INPUT_NAME%_resized 
	set /p OUTPUT_SIZE="Enter Size (MB) (e.g. 15000): "  
	ECHO "=========================================================================" 
	%VBOXMANAGE% convertfromraw %INPUT_NAME%.img input.vdi -format VDI --variant Standard 
	ECHO "=========================================================================" 
	%VBOXMANAGE% createhd --filename output.vdi --size %OUTPUT_SIZE% --format VDI --variant Standard 
	ECHO "=========================================================================" 
	%VBOXMANAGE% clonehd input.vdi output.vdi --existing 
	ECHO "=========================================================================" 
	%VBOXMANAGE% clonehd output.vdi output.img --format RAW 
	copy output.img %OUTPUT_NAME%.img 
	%VBOXMANAGE% closemedium disk input.vdi --delete 
	%VBOXMANAGE% closemedium disk output.vdi --delete 
	%VBOXMANAGE% closemedium disk output.img 

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Windows: How To Clone A SD Card

Following the help of page https://startingelectronics.org/articles/raspberry-PI/ten-things-raspberry-PI chapter 10.

This video View on YouTube → shows how to clone a SD card in Windows

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-- PeterZumbruch - 19 Nov 2015
-- PeterZumbruch - 2015-11-19
Topic revision: r2 - 2015-11-19, PeterZumbruch
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