GTR2Fan wrote:You can determine what size they will expand to if that's any help.
If you look inside the separate 'os' folders in the FAT partition, each OS has it's own 'partitions.json' file. Look at the lower portion of the file in a text editor and you'll find the entry "partition_size_nominal" followed by a figure in MegaBytes. Combined with the immediately following line ("want_maximised": true), this sets the size that particular OS's '/root' partition will expand to.
Just setting the second parameter to "false" may get you no expansion at all, but I've not played with that option in isolation.
Modify those values on a vanilla NOOBS card before installation and you should be nearer to what you're after.
Thank you!! Setting the second parameter you mentioned to "false" basically solved my problem. I have a very small OpenELEC 'Storage' partition now, and a very large Raspbian 'root' partition. Perfect!
johndough wrote:Not sure of your circumstances, but my preferred choice is XP and Paragon Partition manager 2014, free for personal use.
Thank you. I believe that wouldn't change anything about the problem I had, though - the boot partition cannot be moved on the SD card. By no
means am I a specialist, but I read on a Gentoo board somewhere (and will go crazy and assume the concept is the same here) that the system expects the boot partition at a specific sector
on the card. I may be completely wrong, though.
jamesh wrote:Would directly imaging the Raspbian image on be what you want - avoiding NOOBS (which has this arrangement for a reason) completely.
In principle, yes. But when using two OS on one SD card (which is, for now, what I'd like) I'd be without the nice NOOBS boot manager, and would have to edit files manually to boot the other OS, correct?