Out of diskspace

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  1. rvdveen

    rvdveen New Member

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    Hi

    I just checked the filesystems on my pwnd ipod and found out that the root partition is already almost out of diskspace. Seems then the default of this pwnagetool is not really a good default. Because the only thing what i installed is OpenSSH and a terminal and the root partition is already for 99% full

    iPod:~ root# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s1 500M 487M 8.3M 99% /
    devfs 18K 18K 0 100% /dev
    /dev/disk0s2 15G 4.8G 9.9G 33% /private/var

    So i have 8.3MB left and i guess this is not enough when every app gets installed in /Applications/

    Do i need to do the jailbreaking again and use 750MB or so for the root partition ????

    Do you people have another solution?
  2. saintjude

    saintjude New Member

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    you can create symlinks...
    basically wat you do is make a copy of the applications folder on the other partition then symlink to it...
    free up alot of space and then all new apps go to the bigger partition.
  3. dnm

    dnm New Member

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    Anyone got the exact commands to do this?

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  4. rvdveen

    rvdveen New Member

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    Probably something like this:

    cd /
    cp -R /Applications /private/var/
    rm -fr /Applications
    ln -s /private/var/Applications /Applications

    I myself did not yet do this though so i am not sure it really will work ...
    do on your own risk
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    @ rvdveen

    That procedure has worked on all previous firmwares, and we still have a UNIX filesystem, so I think it should work.
  7. kaician

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    be careful

    it may have something to do with dependencies, but three apps (cydia, mail, and safari) did not work for me when i moved the apps to the media partition.

    what i did to get around that was, before installing a lot of programs, copy the app folder to the media partition.
    then rename the original folder to a name of your choice (mine was appc)
    make a symbolic link to link Applications and the media app folder (mine was mobile/Media/Applications)
    inside the /Media/Applications make symbolic links to the individual programs that don't work (i.e. /Appc/MobileSafari.app ~/Media/Applications/ )

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