PCDuino and Filespace

I hate PCDuinos. But it was on sale, and I didn’t know any better at the time. Fast-forwarding… after using dd or the Apple Pi Baker to transfer the (old ass) image to the SD Card you can boot right up, that much actually works. But soon you will run out of disk space. The image is 1.9gb and I am using a 4gb card. Plenty of space. If this was a Raspberry Pi you could us the config menu and resize the partitions with no problems. That shit works. This shit doesn’t work. Stay away from PCDuinos, please. Their support sucks balls. Using the default PCDuino resizer from their menu causes the unit to not boot once you reboot it, the shit just hangs. I have also tried a few other methods of resizing the card with zero luck. It always just hangs, or has a kernel panic. But, the PCDuino config is still important. It has a few things you may need. Such as changing the boot to desktop option.

The best way to get all of you file space with no headaches is GParted. Just download GParted to a USB drive and use that. I used it on a laptop I have laying around, tossed in the SD Card and resized the partitions in seconds. Why didn’t I try this earlier?

Just do it really, it fucking works. Make the USB it doesn’t take long. You will actually save time. Trust me, I have tried all the other methods and they don’t work. At least not with my image for the PCDuino Nano Lite.

OS X and transferring files (with Transmit)

In my last post I mentioned how one of my server hard drives died and I ended up purchasing a replacement. I had done some thinking on what I wanted to do with regards on how to utilize the new drive, and that ClearOS 7 was now available. I decided to use the new 3TB drive as added storage, and migrate some files. I wanted to merge my Plex media to one source instead of being spread over three drives like it was. To do this was very easy, just time consuming due to the amount of movies I needed to move, somewhere around 450GB worth. I didn’t even think of using the terminal and issuing a “mv” command as I am sure it would have been faster and this issue wouldn’t have occurred. I fired up Transmit FTP and opened two windows. One window was the old drive and the other the new. I simply drag and dropped the files, copying them, and let it run while I went to sleep. I awoke the next day to an error of no free disk space on my Mac Pro. WTF? Upon investigation I found that Transmit was caching the file transfers locally on my Mac. Thats just fucking stupid. So I’m assuming that you cannot transfer more files than you have free disk space, because apparently it will run your drive down and crash your shit.

A reboot will clear the cache (for Transmit) or you can manually delete the cache. Its located at:

There is a ton of other crap in there as well. Most of it should be safe to delete, it is just cache right?