running out of disk space on root ??

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  1. Sul

    Sul New Member

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    I have just recently jailbroken my Touch 2G with 3.0. Before that I had 2.2.1 jailbroken and I used BossTool to get some space back. I am now down to 38mb that has the lowest I have ever been.

    I also noticed before I got rid of 2.2.1 I have 20,000 files on my touch and now I only have 6000 hence because I have not installed that many app yet.

    Is it possible to do what BossTool does manually ? Or should I be worrying about this at all. I have read that cydia makes space or something, but at this rate its been getting smaller all day....


    Thanks
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Back in the day, there were some Terminal commands one would enter to move the Applications folder to the media partition and then create a symbolic link in the / directory. My memory is failing me, so I will hunt around for them. However, I was my understanding that Cydia did this automatically. I'll need someone else to confirm.
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    I do remember reading somewhere that cydia did this, but I only remember one user saying this ...

    Here just found THIS

    Now that being said. / root is getting smaller and smaller ....
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    Why is that? and I assume this is bad...
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You could fire up an SSH client and see for yourself. Go to the / directory and see if /Applications is a folder or a symbolic link.
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    Not necessarily bad, it's just I am not even close to having as many apps as I had installed with 2.2.1 and I probably won't, but all day I have been playing around and its slowly getting smaller. I just don't want to run out of space on root!

    Here are a few appstore apps and 1 I installed from bananas

    root/var/mobile/Applications

    And then there is a huge chunk of apps here

    root/private/var/stash/Applications.pwn


    So which is root /var ?

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