How to resize casper-rw Images in Windows

How to Resize casper-rw images: TopoResize is a Free Image Resizing Tool create by Chris Semler that can be used to resize images containing an ext2 or ext3 file system within Windows. This nifty tool can be used to create a new image and shrink or enlarge an existing image. Cygwin is used to port Linux file system tools like efs2progs to Windows. TopoResize can be used to resize casper-rw loop files and even resize Pendrivelinux 2009 filesystem images. TopoResize was witten by Chris Semler and was mainly used to resize coLinux ext2 and ext3 file system images.

Note: The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte. So keep in mind that TopoResize cannot exceed this limitation if your storing the resulting image on a Fat32 volume.

TopoResize Authors Website: csemler.com

How to Resize a casper-rw loop file using TopoResize

  1. Download TopoResize and unzip it's contents
  2. Click toporesize.bat from the TopoResize folder to start the program
  3. Once the application starts, (1) Click find file and navigate to the casper-rw file you would like to resize, (2) Drag the slider to the desired capacity, (3) Click Resize fileresize casper-rw using TopoResize

That's all there is to it. If all goes well, you should now have a resized casper-rw partition.

TopoResize is portable, so it can be stored and run from a USB device.

Alternately, you can use Casper-RW Creator to create a casper-rw persistent file in Windows.

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