Free disk space on 2.0

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  1. r1dePrkCty

    r1dePrkCty New Member

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    Is there any way to manually free disk space once on 2.0 cuz cydia said im out of disk space?

    EDIT: Best way of doing this...

    I use winSCP...

    1)Navigate to /system/library
    2)Drag the Fonts folder to /private/var (if it doesnt let you, copy it to the desktop then to that directory)
    3) Go back to /system/library and right click and chose new link
    4) Name it Fonts and link it to /Private/var/Fonts
    5) Close winSCP (or whatever) and respring ipod
    This will clear up about 100 mb... If you want to clear more read on...
    6) Log back into SSH. In the first directory "/" you will see an application folder. Drag it to /private/var
    7) Go back to "/" and right click and select new link. call it Applications and link it too /private/var/Applications
    8) Close program and respring ipod
    9) Install BossPrefs from Cydia, open it, go to "more" in top right corner, and click "show free disk space."
    10) Hopefully it says something like 100m of 500m blah blah blah

    YOUR DONE
  2. Gitykins

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    Update Cydia in the "changes" tab and your Applications folder will be automatically symlinked to /private/var/stash/Applications.
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    r1dePrkCty New Member

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    It worked thanks
  4. Jason123456789

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    there wasn't a new update so it didn't automatically symlink to /private/var/stash/Applications. Is there I way to do it through ssh?
  5. r1dePrkCty

    r1dePrkCty New Member

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    yea ill post it for you but it may be lengthy so give me a couple of minutes.
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    I use winSCP...

    1)Navigate to /system/library
    2)Drag the Fonts folder to /private/var (if it doesnt let you, copy it to the desktop then to that directory)
    3) Go back to /system/library and right click and chose new link
    4) Name it Fonts and link it to /Private/var/Fonts
    5) Close winSCP (or whatever) and respring ipod
    This will clear up about 100 mb... If you want to clear more read on...
    6) Log back into SSH. In the first directory "/" you will see an application folder. Drag it to /private/var
    7) Go back to "/" and right click and select new link. call it Applications and link it too /private/var/Applications
    8) Close program and respring ipod
    9) Install BossPrefs from Cydia, open it, go to "more" in top right corner, and click "show free disk space."
    10) Hopefully it says something like 100m of 500m blah blah blah

    YOUR DONE
  6. joshrose54

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    A much easier way is to connect to you ripod with putty and type these out:

    Run these in iPhone/iPod in order to move the font folder to second disk, you can free about 100M for third party applications

    /bin/cp -R -p /System/Library/Fonts /private/var/Fonts
    /bin/rm -rf /System/Library/Fonts
    /bin/ln -s /private/var/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts


    Run these in iPhone/iPod in order to move the built-in Ringtones folder to second disk.

    /bin/cp -R -p /Library/Ringtones /private/var/Ringtones
    /bin/rm -rf /Library/Ringtones
    /bin/ln -s /private/var/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones


    Run these in iPhone/iPod in order to move the built-in Wallpaper folder to second disk.

    /bin/cp -R -p /Library/Wallpaper /private/var/Wallpaper
    /bin/rm -rf /Library/Wallpaper
    /bin/ln -s /private/var/Wallpaper /Library/Wallpaper


    Run these in iPhone/iPod in order to move the Apps folder to second disk.

    /bin/cp -R -p /Applications /private/var/stash/Applications.QD0zy1/
    /bin/rm -rf /Applications
    /bin/ln -s /private/var/stash/Applications.QD0zy1/ /Applications



    PLEASE f***ING SEARCH NEXT TIME!
  7. Jason123456789

    Jason123456789 New Member

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    what do you mean by choose new link?
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    and link it to.
  8. viper3773

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    I found this:

  9. opsguy

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    Folks.....

    Cydia WILL make the symlinks, all you have to do after installing or updating Cydia is reboot your device and it will do the symlinks and reorganize after rebooting.
  10. painrelief

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    still shows 500mb after moving applications

    After loading BossTools, I learned that symlinks are created for the Ringtones and Applications directories.. There are no symlinks for the Fonts. I did that with BossTools.


    After making the changes, It still shows that I have 500MB on the Applications part of my IPod (via terminal command "df -h"). Why is that?

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