x64 system running 18.04.20 doesn't work too well
@shamanmogz Run a SSH shell and :
mount -o remount, rw / wget -O /recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox/blob/c251d7eb56c5d12622c5189e48d23dc9ec79775b/board/recalbox/fsoverlay/recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh
Then type reboot. Once rebooted, change the language to something different than english or just check the available size in system options and report back. I won't be online this evening
@Substring Thanks for helping out, I appreciate your fit this in around your other life duties.
I tried the commands as requested:
Using username "root".
mount -o remount, rw /
wget -O /recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox/blob/c251d7eb56c5d12622c5189e48d23dc9ec79775b/board/recalbox/fsoverlay/recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh
--2018-04-30 20:28:13-- https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox/blob/c251d7eb56c5d12622c5189e48d23dc9ec79775b/board/recalbox/fsoverlay/recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh
Resolving gitlab.com... 18.104.22.168
Connecting to gitlab.com|22.214.171.124|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: '/recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh'
/recalbox/scripts/r [ <=> ] 33.10K --.-KB/s in 0.006s
2018-04-30 20:28:14 (5.63 MB/s) - '/recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh' saved 
Sadly even after a reboot (via command or by making a change to the language causing a reboot) it did not work.
Something that is interesting - I have noticed that the SHA-256 and MD5 for the WINSCP connection changes after every reboot - but i guess this is to be expected if it's a new live instance running every time.
@substring ok my bad - i didn't realise that the commands you gave me wouldn't run the script as well.
Using the commands:
- cd /recalbox/scripts
- chmod +x /recalbox/scripts/recalbox-part.sh
- sh ./recalbox-part.sh
I get the following:
./recalbox-part.sh: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token
newline' ./recalbox-part.sh: line 1:<!DOCTYPE html>'
This looks like the wget did something wrong (or i did), so I followed the link to get the correct .sh file and using vi edited the recalbox-part.sh above. I now end up with:
./recalbox-part.sh <boot|system|share_internal|prefix x|previous x>
boot: the recalbox boot partition
system: the recalbox system partition
share_internal: the recalbox share internal partition
prefix x: the disk of the partition x (without the partition number)
previous x: the partition before x on the same disk
I think this is far as i can go without more help (i have 1% linux skill)
@shamanmogz damn i should have hit the "download" button for the link
@Substring need me to run it again or slightly differently?
@shamanmogz in case the script didn‘t run well, try it with the correct (raw) address:
@shamanmogz it should be fine by now
Afraid not, I tried making a change as you suggetsed and rebooting the machine, but still I get Storage N/A and settings don't persist.
@Substring I've listed my drives and get:
# cat /proc/mounts proc /proc proc rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0 none /dev devtmpfs rw,relatime,size=1978844k,nr_inodes=494711,mode=755 0 0 /dev/sda2 / ext4 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered 0 0 devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=777 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0 tmpfs /var tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0 tmpfs /run tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0 tmpfs /recalbox/share tmpfs rw,relatime,size=131072k 0 0 /dev/sda1 /media/usb0 vfat rw,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=utf8,shortname=mixed,flush,errors=remount-ro 0 0
# blkid /dev/sda2: LABEL="RECALBOX" UUID="3638b519-b279-4f9a-981c-cce4de83472f" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda1: LABEL="BOOT" UUID="7DD8-6D51" TYPE="vfat"
@substring If it's easier I'm happy to roll back to 18.03.30 and wait for the next release for this fix
@shamanmogz i don't get it ... It does find th root partition but can't have a share. Can you
pthen enter and copy the result ? Press q then enter to quit
@Substring Ran fdisk as requested
# fdisk /dev/sda fdisk: device has more than 2^32 sectors, can't use all of them The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 267349. There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024, and could in certain setups cause problems with: 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO) 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 2199.0 GB, 2199023255040 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 267349 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 9 65536 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA) Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary /dev/sda2 9 311 2424018 83 Linux Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary Command (m for help): q
@shamanmogz i think i get it : how big is yout drive ? The
device has more than 2^32 sectors, can't use all of themlooks like we can't build the share partition.
@Substring My hard drive is now 3TB.
- When I started out I was using a 0.5TB hard drive on 18.03.30
- I upgraded that drive to 18.04.20 using the inbuilt UI in recalbox
Then the problems started to happen
- I then changed drives to 3TB and used a fresh 18.04.20 image
Is there a maximum HDD that is supported?
@shamanmogz you make me search real deep ...
Recalbox uses a MBR partition table, not GPT. This limits the numver of sectors to 2^32, which is around 2TB.
Going to GPT may not be a good idea yet.
@Substring Ok I will roll back to my 0.5TB drive for now unless you think I can partition my 3TB to give me 2x 1.5TB internal shares.
@shamanmogz why do you need that much space ? If it's fully loaded es will be real slow probably.
And no, we could eventually have a 2TB internal share, but nothing more, the last TB would be wasted
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@substring for a full collection of all systems, 2TB is not enough
@substring It's more to do with i have a 3TB HDD kicking around so why not use it. I'm flashing the 0.5TB as I type.