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/Home folder size on a USB stick

Post#1 by ig_37 » 12 Oct 2020, 15:28

Actually, my question isn't only about size, but about the "object" itself.

I didn't find info about /home folder in Porteus tutorials.

I have Porteus on a USB stick (32Gb) and I can see /Home folder with Pictures, Dowloads, Documents fokders in it in file manager. It's NOT /Home/guest folder.
Free size is 237Mb of about 600-700 (according to graph)
So, what is it?
Is it somehow connected with "Magic Folders" or Save.dat object? (I use NTFS file system).
Is it stored in memory? Where it's actual place on stick is?
How can I resize it (increase)?
I want to use all size of my stick for docs, films, etc.

And other question: can I make a some folder on Porteus stick named for example "MyDocs" for this purpose?

Thanks a lot!
Again, sorry and please give me the link in Porteus portal tutorials or forum to read about it comprehensively, if there exist.

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Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 12 Oct 2020, 22:56

welcome to the forum :)
which DE/filemanager are you using? i suspect that "Home" is indeed /home/guest(and /root for root user)..
some filemanager devs seem to think such obfuscation is desirable..
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Post#3 by ig_37 » 13 Oct 2020, 03:51

Ow, I'm using KDE Plasma and the default file manager

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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 15 Oct 2020, 02:13

ig_37 wrote:
12 Oct 2020, 15:28
And other question: can I make a some folder on Porteus stick named for example "MyDocs" for this purpose?
yes, you can absolutely make whatever folders you like.
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Post#5 by ig_37 » 15 Oct 2020, 03:45

Thanks a lot! It's all ok.

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Post#6 by Ed_P » 15 Oct 2020, 04:21

ig_37 wrote:
12 Oct 2020, 15:28
I have Porteus on a USB stick (32Gb)
....
(I use NTFS file system).
In my opinion NTFS is a bad choice for USB sticks. NTFS is a journaling file system and slows down the USB stick. I recommend exFAT for large files, less overhead and OS compatibility. It's what I use on my USB sticks.

I also have personal folders on my Porteus USB sticks, outside of /home, and outside of the Porteus systems folders, for storing large files without impacting Porteus's RAM use.
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Post#7 by Kulle » 15 Oct 2020, 07:01

Hi ED_P
I use Porteus like you.
So far I have always used FAT32.
Is exFAT much better for this purpose?

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Post#8 by babam » 15 Oct 2020, 15:16

Ed_P wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 04:21
ig_37 wrote:
12 Oct 2020, 15:28
I have Porteus on a USB stick (32Gb)
....
(I use NTFS file system).
In my opinion NTFS is a bad choice for USB sticks. NTFS is a journaling file system and slows down the USB stick. I recommend exFAT for large files, less overhead and OS compatibility. It's what I use on my USB sticks.
Don't agree, ntfs is slow (write speed) because it uses ntfs-3g (fuse) and ext4/vfat/exfat is fast because it's native.
Sorry, my English is bad.

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Post#9 by Ed_P » 15 Oct 2020, 15:43

^ IMO Both points play a role in ntfs's reduced speed.
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Post#10 by Kulle » 15 Oct 2020, 19:02

Is exFAT much faster than FAT32?

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Post#11 by ig_37 » 15 Oct 2020, 20:06

Do I understand right, that in case of FAT32 FS you can't make save.dat file with size more than 4Gb?

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Post#12 by Ed_P » 15 Oct 2020, 20:18

Kulle wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 19:02
Is exFAT much faster than FAT32?
Don't know. It's main feature is being able to handle files larger than 4GB.
ig_37 wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 20:06
Do I understand right, that in case of FAT32 FS you can't make save.dat file more than 4Gb?
Seems right but why would you? My savedat files are usually 256-512MB.
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