I planned to use the Edison as a controller with a web service interface and a small database. After getting node.js going, I installed express and was about to install MongoDB, but decided to check the disk space, and saw the root partition is 91% full. After looking around the forums, I see it is 500MB by default, and there is apparently a 640MB limit. Apparently growing it is not straight forward.
I never thought about this on my Raspberry Pi's: For example I have the Apache web server, OpenSSL, MySQL, drivers and libraries for some hardware, and 2 years of accumulated stuff on several of them, not to mention all the pre-installed apps. They appear not to have a limit to the root partition.
Am I misunderstanding something? I'm not very good with Linux, though I have managed to get by on the Pi for a few years.
Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 463.9M 387.5M 40.6M 91% /
devtmpfs 479.9M 0 479.9M 0% /dev
tmpfs 480.2M 0 480.2M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 480.2M 496.0K 479.7M 0% /run
tmpfs 480.2M 0 480.2M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
systemd-1 5.7M 5.3M 462.0K 92% /boot
systemd-1 2.2G 53.2M 2.2G 2% /home
tmpfs 480.2M 4.0K 480.2M 0% /tmp
tmpfs 480.2M 0 480.2M 0% /var/volatile
/dev/mmcblk0p5 1003.0K 19.0K 913.0K 2% /factory
/dev/mmcblk0p10 2.2G 53.2M 2.2G 2% /home
/dev/mmcblk0p7 5.7M 5.3M 462.0K 92% /boot
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 3.7G 2.4G 1.2G 68% /
/dev/root 3.7G 2.4G 1.2G 68% /
devtmpfs 112M 0 112M 0% /dev
tmpfs 24M 228K 23M 1% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
tmpfs 47M 0 47M 0% /run/shm
/dev/mmcblk0p1 56M 9.7M 47M 18% /boot