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Perhaps not a bug with savefiles but something else
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jan 2011, 12:37    Post_subject:  Perhaps not a bug with savefiles but something else
Sub_title: occasional trouble expanding encrypted save files

I've noticed over the past year or so if I use an heavy encrypted save file... if I go to resize it on reboot and I accidently type in my password wrong... the save file is increased by whatever amount I choose, but I dont have any extra storage available to use. The system doesnt recognize that there is more spare there, and I continue to get low space warnings.

If I type my password properly... then there's no problem it loads properly and I have my new found space. But If I make a typo, I get the 'cant mount error', and even when I type it in correctly the next time... I dont have an extra space available to me. But the file has increased in space. I've tried this a few times intentionally and expanded my save file by 1gb, but the system still reads that I have 32mb free in my save file.

I'm not quite sure its a bug, but something is causing this behavior. I was just wondering if anyone was aware of why this might be so I can see if I can find a way around it. I use a complex password so occasionaly I do mistype it, even when Im trying hard not too.


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 07:28    Post_subject: pfix=fsck  

Run pfix=fsck at boot.

Alternatively in another linux distro, you could run

e2fsck /path/to/savefile

then just to make sure

resize2fs /path/to/savefile

BTW, you can, while running another distro, increase your sive file by running:

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=(additional_size-in_MB) >> /path/to/savefile

between the two commands above. I would probably run e2fsck again after that.
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