mmcblk1p1 is your root fs on the eMMC.
I have no idea how much space the XFCE image takes.
I only have old BBB’s with 2GB eMMC so I can’t fit the image on it anyway. I usually just use the minimal non desktop version.
Actually, I may not need xfce.
What I need (in the future, when everything is set) is to connect a 4.3" capacitive touch LCD cape (that I bought recently) and use it for interfacing with Python (using tk possibly). I thought this was only possible with xfce. But if xfce is not needed, then I can flash a smaller image.
After that, I’m planning to run some AI applications, so I also need memory.
I have found a thread somewhere saying that the IOT has everything but xfce, and the minimal has mostly netork and you need to install the rest (such as python).
I don’t feel comfortable with that right now, I’ll try the IOT version. They said it takes around 2GB.
sounds like some of your packages are pulling in some hefty dependencies.
You could try doing an ‘apt-get clean’
This will remove the downloaded deb files from the apt cache - assuming apt is caching them. This will give you back some space depending on how much you have downloaded.
But it sounds like you will probably be better of running from SD.
If you boot from the SD card, then all installed packages are on the SD card only.
I don’t think the eMMC is mounted when booting from SD.
I think (not sure, Robert will hopefully tell you) that the flasher is a systemd service, that you can disable. There is a post on the forum somewhere mentioning the flasher.
If you are going to run from SD, just download the non-flasher version and put that on the SD card.
Yes you are right, but I’m very new to embedded linux and I fear that I might have difficulties.
The easiest, but far from elegant, would be to use a large SD card, put the xfce version in it and boot from it.
So if I write the xfce version on a new large SD card (I have a 64GB) and boot the BBB with the card inside, it will boot from the card (instead of flashing the eMMC from the card) ?