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[Sailfish X] Is there a way to increase the size of the system data partition?

asked 2017-11-21 15:43:14 +0300

Thoric gravatar image

In my case I had to remove a lot of my Apps to get enough space to upgrade to Then I reinstall everything needed.

As you can see on the joined picture, the size of what I have now is under the 500MBytes requested for upgrade to (from If the same procedure is applied for 2.x.y (or whatever), I will have to remove Apps then re-install. It's a little to much for me (and other users I guess). Also I have plenty of space in the User data.


Is there a plan(or directly a solution) to move space from one partition to another!


P.S. I know that there is a link with that question ([https://together.jolla.com/question/173723/cannot-update-sailfish-x-to-2137/]) But no proposal for a more large answer to the problem.

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answered 2017-11-21 16:56:21 +0300

Seems it can be done similarly like this: https://together.jolla.com/question/156279/installing-system-updates-fails-when-there-is-not-enough-space-in-system-data-partition/?answer=156670#post-id-156670

And some people seem to have succeeded on Sailfish X: https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1535928&postcount=181

You can also find the method to enter recovery mode in the post above. But do it at your own risk.

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I can confirm this works fine, but first you need to clear space to move partitions around and avoid overwriting active data.

DarkTuring ( 2017-11-21 18:46:29 +0300 )edit

answered 2020-03-08 02:22:12 +0300

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A generic guide how to enlarge the LVM "root" volume is provided as section 3.3 Increasing the "root" LVM volume size of the Guide: Installing Sailfish X on Xperias.

It covers ...

  • all Sony Xperias: X, XA2 and 10 (all models of each)
  • devices with an unencrypted or encrypted "home" volume, both
  • also older (pre-Xperia) devices (with only 16 GiB of eMMC FLASH memory, e.g. Jolla C, Intex Aquafish; but not the Jolla 1, as it does not use LVM), when adapting (i.e., recalculating / lowering) the size the "root" volume is initially shrunk to.
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This has been a tremendous help on my encrypted X10+. Thank you very much!

Kopekenscheich ( 2020-03-08 19:35:43 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-11-22 22:13:25 +0300

Thoric gravatar image

updated 2017-11-22 22:16:38 +0300

It works !

1) I had to follow that to be able to boot in recovery mode

Howto access recovery mode via fastboot

2) I just apply the proposal of "Universebenzene_Jolla" (see the 1st answer) to increase my system data to 5GB. Perfect!

Thanks, I'm ready for next upgrade without a lack of space on my system data (/dev/sailfish/root).

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Now i just wish Jolla would from baseline use a 4-5GB partition to avoid a lot of peoples problems.

DarkTuring ( 2017-11-22 23:13:26 +0300 )edit
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