Root partition too small

Bug #1537553 reported by AlainKnaff
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Ubuntu UI Toolkit Extras

Bug Description

At 2 Gigabytes the root partition is far too small, making upgrades unnecessary painful (as the root partition needs to hold all of:
1. old system (which won't be freed up completely, because active apps still hold references to the old libraries and executables)
2. newly downloaded .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/
3. upgraded system

For this the 200M free space is not sufficient, and the upgrade needs constant babysitting (removing the .deb files from /var/cache/apt/archives/ as soon as they've been unpacked)

A root partition of 3G would give more breathing room.

Is there an easy way to grow it?

Some online resources, such as no longer work, as the root image is no longer being kept in /userdata

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AlainKnaff (kubuntu-misc) wrote :

Similarly, the script at the address no longer works, due to /userdata no longer containing a system.img with the whole root partition. The only system.img there is is /var/lib/lxc/android/system.img but that only contains the device-dependant Android files, rather than whole root fs.

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