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How to expand the file system to the microSD card.

Before you can really start getting to work on your new Giant Board, we first need to expand the root file system so you have some space for programs and applications. To expand the storage you can run the included script called grow_sd.sh. To run the script, type or copy the command below. Your Giant Board will reboot automatically once it had completed expanding the partition and root file system.

sudo /usr/bin/grow_sd.sh

After the reboot you should be able to now see your full drive capacity by typing

df -h

That’s it! Your Giant Board is now setup and ready to be used! You can learn more about how to setup other things on the Giant Board by looking at our other guides on the docs home page.