It had to happen I have at last turned my Pi into a brick
Last night I ran out of disk space on the SD Card as i was installing some more
utilities, and as I have a 4Gb card with a 2Gb image on it I thought it would
be a good idea to make the disk partition bigger - Big mistake(well smallish one
So I deleted the swap partition, and expanded the primary partition to take over
the remaining card space, this worked fine. Then I decided to add the swap partition
back but managed to overwrite the main partition - result a bricked Raspberry Pi.
I wouldnt boot or do anything, the red light was on but no one was home.
So I followed my own instructions to burn the image back onto the card - everything
is back and working again and luckily it doesnt take long to cook a new Pi.
I guess most of you out there will do this at some time especially modifying
partitions, so I will write a set of simple instructions to explain how to
expand the disk partitions to fill up the SD Card, and also how to backup a
working Raspberry Pi, as it will then be easier to restore a running machine.