Micro SD Card Capacity

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    I’m running an image of Retropie without any real issues on an 8GB Micro SD card. I downloaded the image from this website and used a tool to deploy it to my Micro SD card.

    My issue is that sometimes I am unable to save the game state and I think this is because my filesystem is full. When I exit emulationstation I see a message stating “rootfs size 1.8GB, used 1.7GB, 100%.

    I’m confused because my MicroSD card is 8GB so surely it has spare capacity?

    When I view my MicroSD card in windows it simply shows as “Boot” with 42 / 58MB free. So I guess when it boots on the Pi, it unpacks to a temporary filesystem?

    Can anyone explain how it works and if it’s possible to specify a larger filesystem?

    Many Thanks,


    Profile photo of lilbud

    Did you expand filesystem, Also, what size SD card are you using?

    Profile photo of philmw60

    Apologies I’m very new to Linux, how would I expand the filesystem? It’s an 8GB SD card.

    Profile photo of Floob

    You can see that here:

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

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