Shrinking a Raspbian Raspberry Pi install image

Download the latest Jessie Lite image from, and extract it somewhere.

Identify the SD card when inserted (/dev/sde)

Write the uncompressed image to SD card (dd if=/path/to/image/2017-04-10-raspbian-jessie-lite.img of=/dev/sde bs=1M status=progress)

Insert SD card into Pi, and boot it up.

Login as pi.

sudo apt install rpi-update

Update kernel etc (sudo rpi-update)

Reboot (sudo shutdown -r now)

Login as pi.

  • shrinking_raspbian_linux_image.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/06/16 12:10
  • by voxx