raspjuan
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where does the space go on 16GB SD card

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:02 pm

hi, I have added a 16gb SD card on the RPi.
I have installed the image file and some other programs, here is the infor after df -h command

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 1.8G 1.6G 106M 94% /
/dev/root 1.8G 1.6G 106M 94% /
devtmpfs 212M 0 212M 0% /dev
tmpfs 44M 240K 44M 1% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 88M 0 88M 0% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1 56M 19M 38M 34% /boot


all the space did not add up to 16GB, where does the space go? is there any GUI package that I can install for RPi to have an better idea of SD card space usage.

I opened the file manager under GUI of Pi, when I click the root folder "/", the lower right corner of file manager shows " free space 110.6MB total 1.8 GB", I don't understand!!?? there is supposed to be 16GB, right?

thanks

DirkS
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Re: where does the space go on 16GB SD card

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:07 pm

You did not expand the root file system yet.
If you're using 'standard' Raspbian you can use raspi-config to do this:
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sudo raspi-config
from the command line / terminal window and select 'expand rootfs'. After a reboot you should have a lot more free space.

Gr.
Dirk.

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Re: where does the space go on 16GB SD card

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Most of the distributions only initially use the start of the SD card. Which distribution did you use - the answer will affect the instructions for extending the usable space to use all of the card.

raspjuan
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Re: where does the space go on 16GB SD card

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:15 pm

itimpi wrote:Most of the distributions only initially use the start of the SD card. Which distribution did you use - the answer will affect the instructions for extending the usable space to use all of the card.
I only install the raspbian about 2 or 3 weeks ago, it's called raspbian wheezy.

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Re: where does the space go on 16GB SD card

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:18 pm

raspjuan wrote:
itimpi wrote:Most of the distributions only initially use the start of the SD card. Which distribution did you use - the answer will affect the instructions for extending the usable space to use all of the card.
I only install the raspbian about 2 or 3 weeks ago, it's called raspbian wheezy.
In that case do what DirkS said. That will give you the full capacity of the card.

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Re: where does the space go on 16GB SD card

Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:19 pm

So you do what DirkS said.
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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