how to enlarge the root partition

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

  1. jg167

    jg167 New Member

    Apr 1, 2004


    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

    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

    Oct 22, 2006
    Google for tivopart. If starting from scratch, you can use mfslive to force root partitions to 256 megs.
  3. BTUx9

    BTUx9 back?

    Nov 13, 2003
    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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