Access to onboard eMMC storage — only 1.7 GB?


#1

Hi there,

I have just received an 8 GB Fin and am trying it out with the Raspbian stretch lite image for Fin. I installed several Debian packages and then ran out of space.

df says:

root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# df
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root        1699664 1681156         0 100% /
devtmpfs          470112       0    470112   0% /dev
tmpfs             474720       0    474720   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs             474720   18208    456512   4% /run
tmpfs               5120       4      5116   1% /run/lock
tmpfs             474720       0    474720   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p1     43539   22546     20994  52% /boot
tmpfs              94944       0     94944   0% /run/user/1000

I was expecting to have 8 GB of eMMC storage available, but it looks like the root partition has a capacity of 1.7 GB. How can I access the remaining 6+ GB of storage?


#4

@zestyping forgive me as I’ve not tested it, but is this a case of expanding the filesystem as you would normally do with any other Raspbian installation? You would typically use sudo raspi-config and then choose the expand_rootfs option. Let me know if this works in your case!


#5

Yes, that worked! I didn’t realize the partition table worked like that. :sweat_smile: Thank you for answering such a beginner question!