Scoony is a well know image creator in the Retropie community, but behind the scenes he is not just loading up images, he is into the technical side of things quite deep, its not yet confirmed but during his local lock-down, he was heard arguing with the local anti-ROM protestors with a passion!
This image is designed to shrink your created (or even downloaded) images down to a more suitable size, The PiPiggies recently shrunk a 128gb designed image down to 64gb – its a fantastic piece of software, simply copy your .img file over to an external USB drive, plug it into your Pi, boot this image, drag and drop the PiShrink.sh file over into the drive with the existing .img, then open your terminal and add a couple of commands to start the resize process.
Your image will/should auto expand on first boot.
To rip/write .img you should use WIN32DISKIMAGER , see this article here for more details.
- Drag and drop pishrink.sh from this desktop to your external hard drive
- Open terminal
- type in: cd /media/pi/*hard drive name*/
- hit enter
- type in: sudo ./pishrink.sh *name of image file*
(note: if you wish to copy the image to a new image then you will need to type sudo ./pishrink.sh *name of image file* *newname of image file* , for example sudo ./pishrink.sh original.img shrunk.img
- That’s it!