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Re: Autoexpand of root file system after image copy - need something better

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Thomas Goldthorpe <> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Chuck Silvers suggested to send to port-arm and current-users for this:
> I may or may not stand alone on this, but, the autoexpand of the root file
> system to full flash size that is in the images (i'm thinking the PI, but
> others too), is detrimental and a pain to work around.  I find it very rare
> I ever want the root filesystem to be the full size of the flash.  Larger,
> yes, but, not that much.
> Is there any reason that this can't instead be done such that it asks how
> much to expand it to, only the first boot, rather than just expanding it?
> If doing something attached to the console during boot is too much of an
> issue, then perhaps a script that the user can run if they so desire, along
> with a boot time message saying they can do so if they want.  An option to
> the user could then be max-size for those who want to do so, otherwise just
> enter the size you want into the script input.  The workaround is time
> consuming:  take flash to machine with fat support, change boot to -s, back
> to evb and boot, edit out resize, mount fat and remove -s, reboot...  There
> must be a better way.
> Just asking.
> Thank you
> Tom

Seems easy to add to boot.cfg or if you interrupt the boot and take a
param, but I think expanding is smart since (most?) first boots are

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