G'day! Long time Linux user, first time miner.
I'm learning lots about mining, but I thought I could share some linux knowledge for people who haven't used it before.
When you download the HiveOS disk image and write it to a USB drive, there will be free space on your USB drive which can't be accessed by HiveOS.
If you put HiveOS on a 8GB USB there won't be much free space, but if you put HiveOS on a 16GB - 64GB USB or even a 120GB SSD, there might be a lot of free space you want to use.
Here's how you unlock the free space so you can use it.
There's a few steps here, but this only takes 2 minutes to complete!
Boot HiveOS and complete setup, use the terminal (or execute remotely via SSH or PuTTY) to complete the following steps as root:
- Find out where our root partition is
The second line shows the what Disk the system is installed on, in my case /dev/sda
- Open the partition manager
- Print a list of partitions on the disk
The partition we want to resize is the second one with Type Linux. For me, this was /dev/sda2
- Delete partition number 2
Now trust me on this one, you're not going to delete HiveOS. Keep going with the steps. It'll be OK!
- Create a new partition number 2
press p for primary, then enter 3 times to accept the default values for the partition number, start and finish sectors.
- Write our changes to the disk
A warning will probably say "Re-reading the partition table failed". Don't worry, it's OK.
- Tell the system that the partition table has changed
...or whatever device your system is installed on - see step 1
- Resize the filesystem to fill our new, larger partition
- Check how much more free space you have now!
That's it! You've resized the filesystem so you can access the whole disk.
Now you have more space for log files & other software.
I like to reboot the system just to make sure the new larger partition is detected by everything.
You can probably skip this, but 1 minute of rig downtime isn't going to hurt, is it?