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I used this SD card to install Linux for my Raspberry Pi and now I'm trying to format and use it for something else however I've run into this problem the computer is only seeing a few MBs of usable space. I tried formatting it to no avail.

I looked in the Disk Management and it shows the rest of the data as being used, so I went ahead and formatted that too. But now I want to extend the small 56 MB volume with the unallocated partition, but the "extend volume" option is greyed out when I right click on the new volume:
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Just delete the existing partition and make a new one that uses the full capacity.
 

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Just delete the existing partition and make a new one that uses the full capacity.
AFAIK you cannot do this in Windows with removable devices. You're going to have to nuke the partition table via something like Parted Magic and then make a new partition table.
 

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I don't believe that option is available to me.

Right clicking on new volume presents me this:

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And right clicking on the unallocated part gives me this:

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AFAIK you cannot do this in Windows with removable devices. You're going to have to nuke the partition table via something like Parted Magic and then make a new partition table.
I'll try that right now.
 

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there's a way to do it with the tool that the rasp pi site pimps out. let me look for it.

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I think it's built in to the installer for rasbmc. You just click the drop down and select restore or something. Pretty easy.
 

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  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter
 

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there's a way to do it with the tool that the rasp pi site pimps out. let me look for it.

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I think it's built in to the installer for rasbmc. You just click the drop down and select restore or something. Pretty easy.
This worked perfectly!! It was quick and painless. It's also a MUCH smaller file than that parted magic program. I'm thankful you posted this before I had installed and tried to use the Parted Magic program.

Thank you so much. +rep
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This worked perfectly!! It was quick and painless. It's also a MUCH smaller file than that parted magic program. I'm thankful you posted this before I had installed and tried to use the Parted Magic program.

Thank you so much. +rep
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Sure deal, glad to help. Good luck working on that pi...I borked at least 10 installs and ran into that same problem.

Remeber: Be a man about the pi. Get a MAN's case!

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AFAIK you cannot do this in Windows with removable devices. You're going to have to nuke the partition table via something like Parted Magic and then make a new partition table.
You can absolutely do this in Windows, with removable devices, without 3rd party programs.

Just use diskpart.
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  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter
Yeah, though I'd recommend sticking to FAT32 or exFAT for a 16GB flash drive. FAT32 is more compatible, while exFAT is faster, both have less overhead.
 
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Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64 View Post

AFAIK you cannot do this in Windows with removable devices. You're going to have to nuke the partition table via something like Parted Magic and then make a new partition table.
You can absolutely do this in Windows, with removable devices, without 3rd party programs.

Just use diskpart.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter
Yeah, though I'd recommend sticking to FAT32 or exFAT for a 16GB flash drive. FAT32 is more compatible, while exFAT is faster, both have less overhead.
Yea I agree. I use exFAT on my USBs.

I should have changed it, I just did a quick copy/paste from one of my guides lol.
 
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