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dougeeebear
post Oct 27 2006, 12:50 PM
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According to Meanie's System Info program I have 5 MB of unused space in my root,
and I wondered if there is any way I can use that 5 MB instead of just letting it go to waste.

I tried cacko for awhile so that I could have more storage space, but there were too many little glitches and I went back to the sharp rom (see my sig).

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Stubear
post Oct 27 2006, 02:53 PM
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You can add programs to the space in root if you remount / as read-write.
[command]mount -o remount.rw /[/command]

However you don't get the same compression that you get from creating a jffs2 from scratch so you might not actually get 5mb (maybe more like 4 from experience)

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dougeeebear
post Oct 27 2006, 03:14 PM
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So then I probably wouldn't gain enough to make it worthwhile.
And I suppose if I had to reset it I would lose whatever I had put there.

I still have 37 MB left in /home so I think I'm good for quite a while, plus I could install some programs to the SD card.

I think maybe I'd better leave well enough alone.

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post Mar 7 2007, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE(Stubear @ Oct 27 2006, 04:53 PM)
You can add programs to the space in root if you remount / as read-write.
[command]mount -o remount.rw /[/command]

However you don't get the same compression that you get from creating a jffs2 from scratch so you might not actually get 5mb (maybe more like 4 from experience)

Stu
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I've been trying to get / mounted as rw using this command, but I get the following message:

# mount -o remount.rw /
mount: Mounting /dev/mtdblock2 on / failed: Device or resource busy

I've rebooted several times and it's still the same.
Any ideas?

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Doug
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speculatrix
post Mar 7 2007, 01:09 PM
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did you use comma or full stop, need a comma

mount -o remount,rw /
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dougeeebear
post Mar 7 2007, 01:15 PM
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I just got it to work this way:

mount -o remount rw /
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post Mar 7 2007, 01:38 PM
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Sorry Doug,

My typo - it should have been a , (comma) rather than a . (period/fullstop)

Looks like the a space works too

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post Mar 7 2007, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE(dougeeebear @ Mar 7 2007, 10:15 PM)
I just got it to work this way:

mount -o remount rw /
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ah yes, the default mode is rw.
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post Mar 10 2007, 10:47 AM
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Now that I know how to mount / as rw, I would have to install ipks from the console, because the GUI doesn't have the option.
What would the command be to do that?

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post Mar 10 2007, 02:11 PM
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as root
ipkg install /dir/mypackage.ipk
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