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by MHIBONL
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

i think you logged in as user pi so fdisisk is not working without sudo before it ...and than enter p voor partitions Thanks for that! You were "spot-on". Using that, I see: Command (m for help): p voor partitions Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 29 GiB, 31104958464 bytes, 60751872 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
by MHIBONL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

as you kan see the sda6 partition is in the range of the sda2 so here you can see that the sda6 is in the sda2 partition here is the problem that you can't make sda6 bigger than 6.2gig no matter what your sdcard size Believe-it-or-not, re-reading this, while looking at your [enlarged] graphic, make...
by MHIBONL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

As you can see the card is already at full capacity look at the none LINE 29gb 2.8 used and 25gb available Forgive me, but...although I *do*, in fact, see a "none line" {and the corresponding 25gb}, it is embedded-in with a number of other lines that I don't FULLY comprehend, here. And, the "none" ...
by MHIBONL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

What's df -h telling you I had no idea what you were asking <blush> until I seemed to recall seeing "df -h" previously, and scrolled-up-a-bit. Here is what I see (with 1 of my 128GB flash drives inserted) : df_-h_results.png Q : Is it possible to explain what-it-all-means in "laymen's terms".....(?)
by MHIBONL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

Except for the lock switch, the difference between SD cards and micro-SDs card is only the physical size of the casing and connectors. Electrically, they are exactly the same. Thank you for that straightforward reply... "bit-by-bit", with such straightforward answers/help, this "ex-Windows-junkie" ...
by MHIBONL
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

"If you use the expand option, the root filesystem is extended to use the otherwise unused space. ... and if multiple OSes are installed, each OS iwll get a lot less space than if it were the only one on the card, so there is no space to expand the file system into..... I have read, and re-read thi...
by MHIBONL
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How big is the Operating System ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3548

Re: How big is the Operating System ?

I searched the forumthreads ~ this seemed a likely place to add my 2-cents, rather than start another new thread... So ... maybe I jumped the gun. I bought 6 Pi_3's and *8* 32GB micro SD's (I wish to give a few as gifts). All of my 1st 6 "OS_loads" boot fine, having "Berryboot" triple-boot option, w...

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