How do I get use of all USB space

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How do I get use of all USB space

Post#1 by shrimper » 17 Jan 2017, 01:36

I am running porteus on a 32 gig USB drive. Set for 2 gig persistance. Installed just a couple programs and gparted shows over 24 gig free space. When I went to install Dropbox I got a notice saying I didn't have space. How do I get full use of the thumb drive?

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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#2 by FURRY_NOVA » 17 Jan 2017, 02:09

Have you tried clearing your browser cache and the unneeded dependencies that USM makes in its folder?
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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#3 by shrimper » 17 Jan 2017, 02:13

That didn't help

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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#4 by Jack » 17 Jan 2017, 04:38

Is your USB Fat 32 or ext4 if it is Fat 32 that why you can't use all the USB space. You have use ext 2 ext3 or ext4 to use all the space.
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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#5 by Ed_P » 17 Jan 2017, 04:59

shrimper wrote:I am running porteus on a 32 gig USB drive. Set for 2 gig persistance.
That persistence a 2 GB save.dat file?
Installed just a couple programs and gparted shows over 24 gig free space. When I went to install Dropbox I got a notice saying I didn't have space. How do I get full use of the thumb drive?
What do you mean by "install"? Porteus uses modules. And on my FAT32 USB drives with Porteus installed I put my modules in a folder on the USB drive then reference the folder with an extramod= cheatcode in the EFI/BOOT/rEFInd.conf and /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg files.
Jack wrote:if it is Fat 32 that why you can't use all the USB space. You have use ext 2 ext3 or ext4 to use all the space.
That is incorrect. You just have to know how to use it. :wink:
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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#6 by tome » 17 Jan 2017, 07:46

How do I get full use of the thumb drive?
Instead of 2 gig persistance make e.g. 24 gig persistance.

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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#7 by shrimper » 17 Jan 2017, 14:44

Thanks for the info. I will try changing the persistence.

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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#8 by Ed_P » 17 Jan 2017, 15:54

I've never heard of modules being saved to the save.dat file. Let us know how that works for you shrimper.
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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#9 by shrimper » 17 Jan 2017, 17:08

I didn't save the modules to the save.dat, but to the modules folder. When I look at the folder that contains the Modules I see 24 gig available,but when I look at the core it shows only 1.6 gig. The Dropbox folder is inside the home so there is not enough room to sync all the folders. The core seems to only see part of the whole thumb drive.

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Re: How do I get use of all USB space

Post#10 by Bogomips » 17 Jan 2017, 18:22

shrimper wrote:I am running porteus on a 32 gig USB drive. Set for 2 gig persistance. Installed just a couple programs and gparted shows over 24 gig free space. When I went to install Dropbox I got a notice saying I didn't have space.
Met this problem before. Made module of it and used under Cinnamon. If wish to get Dropbox going, welcome to try it. 8) viewtopic.php?f=49&t=5833&p=51152#p50006 (ignore link label).
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