how to enlarge the root partition

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by jg167, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. jg167

    jg167 New Member

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    One thing I find annoying is that the parttions (with 6.2) are so small. I'd like to xfer some more linux utilities but despite having a 300G disk, the root is only 124MB, it does have 1/2-2/3 of that free, but still its mighty small.

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/hda4 124M 51M 67M 43% /
    /dev/hda9 124M 14M 103M 12% /var
    bash-2.02#

    I'd actually like to have a system that kept busybox for use by apps that are setup for it, but offered (at least more of) a full linux installation for me to use to poke around etc.. Busybox is an amazing chuk-o sw, but it does have quite a lot of limitations.

    I can imagine this could have been down when I (used instacake) to insall 6.2, but changing to bigger partitions now seems most difficult. But thought I'd ask anyway.
     
  2. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

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    Google for tivopart. If starting from scratch, you can use mfslive to force root partitions to 256 megs.
     
  3. BTUx9

    BTUx9 back?

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    Rockport, MA
    also, if you restore a mfsbackup, you can create a huge swap partition, then carve out the extra space from that.

    I use partition 5 for my extra one, that I mount as /usr, but 1,2,5 are all available.
     

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