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Low Disk Space Flag

Post#1 by willard » 18 Sep 2012, 04:44

Hi,
Low Disk Space Flag w/Porteus KDE/LXDE 8GB LiveUSB. Please enlighten??

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Re: Low Disk Space Flag

Post#2 by Hamza » 18 Sep 2012, 11:08

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ramsize=100%
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Post#3 by brokenman » 18 Sep 2012, 12:49

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df -Th
df -Th /home
I assume you are saving changes.
What are you storing in your home folder?
Are you storing things elsewhere on the device?
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Re: Low Disk Space Flag

Post#4 by willard » 19 Sep 2012, 03:01

brokenman wrote:

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df -Th
df -Th /home
I assume you are saving changes.
What are you storing in your home folder?
Are you storing things elsewhere on the device?
Dear brokenman:
It just occurred to me, I had to scale down on DAT size:
  • root@porteus:/home/guest# ramsize=100%
    root@porteus:/home/guest# df -Th
    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    aufs aufs 508M 398M 111M 79% /
    /dev/sdb1 vfat 6.5G 4.3G 2.2G 67% /mnt/sdb1
    /dev/sda1 fuseblk 73G 64G 8.5G 89% /mnt/sda1
    /dev/sda3 fuseblk 1020M 586M 435M 58% /mnt/sda3
    /dev/sda5 fuseblk 1.2G 1014M 187M 85% /mnt/sda5
    root@porteus:/home/guest# df -Th /home
    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    aufs aufs 508M 398M 111M 79% /
    root@porteus:/home/guest#
**************

What is the largest DAT size that can be plugged in on this 8 GB stick w/Porteus 32-bit and can it be easily done w/savefile manager's 'resize'?
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Re: Low Disk Space Flag

Post#5 by Hamza » 19 Sep 2012, 16:23

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ramsize=100%
This is not a command but a cheatcode and this allows you to use 100% of your real RAM capacity instead of 60%. Looks in /boot/porteus.cfg.
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Post#6 by brokenman » 20 Sep 2012, 02:56

The problem has nothing to do with your ram size. I believe it is your savedat file that is being filled up. You can safely resize it using the savefile manager. I would go for 6Gb on this *gb stick. Be sure to backup the .dat file first before resizing just in case of failure.

I would also recommend formatting the USB in ext2/4 and then making a folder to store the things you want like modules and other files. This way you can boot into 'always fresh mode' every time and avoid any pitfalls of a save.dat file. Some of your other problems may come from some changes you have made but can't trace back. I strictly use always fresh mode for day to day work. If i make some sysem changes, i make a module from them.
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Re: Low Disk Space Flag

Post#7 by willard » 21 Sep 2012, 11:58

brokenman wrote:The problem has nothing to do with your ram size. I believe it is your savedat file that is being filled up. You can safely resize it using the savefile manager. I would go for 6Gb on this *gb stick. Be sure to backup the .dat file first before resizing just in case of failure.

I would also recommend formatting the USB in ext2/4 and then making a folder to store the things you want like modules and other files. This way you can boot into 'always fresh mode' every time and avoid any pitfalls of a save.dat file. Some of your other problems may come from some changes you have made but can't trace back. I strictly use always fresh mode for day to day work. If i make some sysem changes, i make a module from them.
Dear brokenman:
My burner is very marginal, w/Linux ISO's. Therefore, used LiLi to write Porteus to USB stick. This arrangement only allows FAT32 format. Is there a preferred route from ISO directly to USB stick?

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Re: Low Disk Space Flag

Post#8 by brokenman » 22 Sep 2012, 20:56

I suggest you read the USB_INSTALL text file inside the ISO which explains how to install Porteus to USB. It is as simple as unpacking the ISO (or ounting on loopback) and then putting the 2 folders onto the USB device, then running the lin_start_here.sh file (from linux) or win_start_here.hta (from windows).

You may be able to run isohybrid on the existing ISO and then use dd to install it to USB but i havn't tried that.

There is really no need to use a 3rd party tool like LiLi for installing porteus unless you are after having multiple distros on one device.
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