08/26/2011, 07:13 PM
Guys, the swap thing is way to complicated. I did it, and it required that you know how to install optware and things. I think Pixi 2.1 Users should just crank the compache to 128 MB.
Oh, and I had no clue how to do this either. But with bassman97's help, I installed this. Then I decided to make a thread dedicated to the Swap Partition, so that people could do it and not go though all the trouble that I had to do.
WHEN YOU ARE DONE:
Install the patches at the end of the page.
BTW Guys: It's called the swap partition, not the swap file.
Well anyway here are the instructions( You can add them anytime to the thread Nutty :P) Also- I AM TELLING YOU WHAT WORKED FOR ME, IT MIGHT NOT WORK, IF IT DOESNT MOVE THE STUFF AROUND TO THE / DIRECTORY.
Just a little forewarning- I am not responsible for what happens to your phone. This worked for many people, as well as me. THIS REQUIRES TERMINAL KNOWLEDGE AND HOW TO CD INTO A DIRECTORY( And I wonder how you got 2.1 installed without knowing how to cd into a directory). Also you will need to run novaterm commands. If you feel not confident that you cannot do the commands, just stop right now, or continue( It's your phone, not mine). AND I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE, IT COULD EXPLODE IN YOUR FACE( it probably won't), NOT WORK, etc. But if it fails, it's time to visit the doctor.
1. Install Optware- The command line installer and the optware bootstrap( From Preware).
2. Install fatresize. Open your computer. You will need to connect your Pixi into the computer via USB mode.
I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH, BE SURE TO HAVE THE HIDDEN FILES HIDDEN! FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN ALL OF APPS DELETED AND GONE FOR GOOD(Well, you either need to doctor or redo 2.1).
DELETE EVERYTHING OFF OF THE USB MODE, IF FAILURE TO DO SO, YOUR PHONE WILL EXPLODE. Oh, and then disconnect it and then put in just charge mode and then put it airplane mode. Then open up windows cmd/ubuntu terminal/mac terminal. Run novaterm. Then it should say like: Blah Blah Pixi@root or something like that. Then do "cd opt/bin" Then run ipkg-opt update. If it says that its an error, its ok. Then do "ipkg-opt install fatresize". Congrats, you have now installed fatresize!!!!! Now, if your Pixi has a 6.35 GB usb drive. Then we shall shrink it to 6GB, so we can have 350 MB for the swap. To find out how to do so, just connect your phone via USB, then find out how big it is. Just round it off to 6 GB, so lets say that your phone is 6.34GB, then you will shrink it by 340 MB.
3. Run the commands. Now, before we go on, THIS MIGHT CAUSE YOUR PHONE TO EXPLODE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT GOES WRONG. Do these commands:
B.resize fat -v /dev/store/media 6.0G
C.lvm lvreduce -L 6.0G /dev/store/media
D.lvm lvresize -L +350 /dev/store/swap (The 350 ONLY APPLIES if your phone had a 6.35 GB USB Drive, if it had a 6.36GB it would be 360 MB, and so on.)
H. Reboot( i think it is /sbin/reboot, so type in "/sbin/reboot.), and don't worry if you can't do e-g, I couldn't and its working fine( And besides, the same steps from e through g are done at boot).
4. A thanks will always be appreciative :P, if you have any questions either post it in the thread or pm me. And was that so hard?