Problem making SD card
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(06-14-2016, 01:09 AM)Ghost Wrote:
(06-12-2016, 07:24 AM)NexusDude Wrote: Why not shrink each image down, slightly, so that they'll fit on a wide range of cards? There are bound to be variations in storage sizes, but why not go with the smaller standard (1000 MB = 1 GB, rather than 1024 MB = 1 GB)?


I've tried 32GB images of Android, RemixOS, and OpenHab, and none will fit on the 32GB SanDisk Ultra microSD cards I have. I'm using 16GB images, as a result. Are issues with Google Play due to that, I wonder?


Since I can't find a way to convert IMG to ZIP, I have no way to trim the fat myself. There's a web site that claims to be able to do it in the cloud, but none of my cloud accounts has 32GB of space.

I don't think zipping the image will help. You need an image file, not a zip file. Zip is just a form of file compression that allows you to shrink the file size down, for ease of storage and transfer. Most files need to be unzipped again before they can actually be used.
That's not what I'm talking about, Ghost.

Android ROMs that you might find via XDA-developers.com are normally stored in ZIP format. At least, that's what I'm used to. Utilities allow one to install a ROM in ZIP format to the device.

Since it's a ZIP file, you can extract it to disk, of course, where you can edit them. This is what I wanted to do. I wanted to trim the non-crucial, unwanted Android components. On my Nexus 7 tablet, I do this to make room on the system partition for a larger Google Apps file (usually trying to use OpenGapps nano, rather than pico). Here, I'd be doing it to get the 32GB image to fit on my "32GB" Sandisk card.

Another option -- one would think -- would be to install the IMG to my hard disk, perhaps on a separate partition, and then edit that, before installing that on the microSD card. But that's been problematic.

This will all become moot, hopefully, when TLim takes care of this for everyone, by trimming the images to fit on all common microSD cards... which is what I initially requested.
NexusDude of Central Texas
  • Setup: Pine64+ 2GB, On/Off button, RTC battery, 5V fan, LG 1.8A power adapter, Cat6 Ethernet, HDMI to TV, USB keyboard & mouse, SanDisk Ultra mSD "32GB" (28.7GB). Using Win32DiskImager.
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Messages In This Thread
Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-08-2016, 09:54 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-08-2016, 10:33 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-09-2016, 01:36 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-09-2016, 12:24 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by NexusDude - 06-12-2016, 07:24 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-14-2016, 01:09 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by NexusDude - 06-17-2016, 10:50 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-14-2016, 12:19 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-14-2016, 04:23 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by pfeerick - 06-14-2016, 02:38 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-14-2016, 02:58 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by pfeerick - 06-19-2016, 07:48 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by g_t_j - 06-14-2016, 06:53 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-17-2016, 10:55 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Tam Dl - 06-18-2016, 12:21 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-18-2016, 01:15 AM
RE: Problem making SD card - by willyfog - 06-19-2016, 01:50 PM
RE: Problem making SD card - by Ghost - 06-19-2016, 03:59 PM

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