I recently set up an installation of Linux Mint Maya 13.2 on a USB stick. I set it up with UNetBootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/). When this sets up the drive, it makes a "regular" partition and a persistence partition to enable the install to persist between reboots (i.e. to not just act like a DVD).
Within the installation, I've run out of space. The drive is 14.64 GiB in total, and when I do
df -h in the install, I see this:
$ df -h df: `/cow': No such file or directory Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 4.0G 3.8G 0 100% / udev 1.2G 4.0K 1.2G 1% /dev tmpfs 465M 988K 464M 1% /run /dev/sdb1 15G 5.0G 9.8G 34% /cdrom /dev/loop0 869M 869M 0 100% /rofs /cow 4.0G 3.8G 0 100% / tmpfs 1.2G 16K 1.2G 1% /tmp none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 1.2G 144K 1.2G 1% /run/shm
rootfs seems to be what I have available to use.
/dev/sdb1 is the usb drive. I'm not sure what's happened to the "persistence" partition.
When I set it up, I allocated 10G (the maximum allowed) to the persistence partition, thinking that this would be where all my data, files etc would be stored so I'd better make it have the majority of the space. However, it looks like everything that I'm doing (installing, copying over etc) is using up the smaller partition, which is around 4 GB.
Hmm, I thought, maybe I should change it so that the persistence partition is smaller, and give more space to the "main" partition. So, I looked at the drive in
gparted in a different computer, and saw this:
which looks like it's all one big partition. If I run
gparted inside the problem OS, I see the same thing.
Can anyone advise how I can give myself more space?