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    I have been downloading apps from both the Palm app catalog anf from the homebrew forums. However I have noticed lately that there appears to be a limit or cap on the amount of apps/data that csn be installed. As of late I have found I must uninstall apps to install new ones. I have plenty of storage space left on my pre and am slightly flustered bt this limitation. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a way to change the path where the apps are installed as possibly a work around?

    Thoughts comments anyone????
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    I am not sure if the limit is built into webos or not but the usb drive is mounted in /media/internal, root is mounted elsewhere. looks like logical volumes. The apps are installed in the rootfs which has less space than /media/internal

    Code:
    root@castle:/# df 
    Filesystem                 1k-blocks      Used   Available   Use% Mounted on
    rootfs                         452296       388484  63812      86%        /
    /dev/root                    31728         11368     20360     36%       /boot
    /dev/mapper/store-root 452296       388484  63812      86%       /
    /dev/mapper/store-root 452296       388484   63812     86%  /dev/.static/dev
    tmpfs                          2048          152       1896       7%        /dev
    /dev/mapper/store-var  253920       157716   96204     62%      /var
    /dev/mapper/store-log   39664        7316      32348     18%      /var/log
    tmpfs                          65536         472       65064     1%       /tmp
    tmpfs                          122516         0        122516    0%       /media/ram
    /dev/mapper/store-media7011456    6343456   668000  90%  /media/internal
    /dev/mapper/store-var   253920      157716   96204     62%      /opt
    I don't know if anyone has tried this but you might be able to mount /var/usr/palm/ on a separate partition on /dev/mapper/store-media formatted in ext3 to get more space for apps. I wouldnt recommend it unless you know what you are doing and are ready to use webos doctor in the event of a foul.

    edit: oops the apps are installed into /var on /dev/mapper/store-var as well as /opt and has even less space than rootfs :/
    Last edited by fain; 08/04/2009 at 02:46 AM.
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    here is a work around i posted few weeks back.

    Low disk file system work around
    MatterOfFactJack
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack87 View Post
    here is a work around i posted few weeks back.

    Low disk file system work around
    Thats much simpler than what I was thinking!! Thanks The only problem I see with it is /media/internal is fat. Permissions and links do not apply there. I do not know if any apps require these things or may in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fain View Post
    Thats much simpler than what I was thinking!! Thanks The only problem I see with it is /media/internal is fat. Permissions and links do not apply there. I do not know if any apps require these things or may in the future.
    so far i have not run into issues and most of my apps are installed there... and when i update the app it will update it in the media directory automatically going through the symlink... basically magic
    MatterOfFactJack

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