Cannot see SSD in Endless!

I’ve just bought Aspire 3 A315-51-39ZZ with 256 GB SSD and I like the pre-installed Endless OS, I don’t plan to install Windows at all.
But I am unable to update system as there is insufficient free space on disk. I see that I only have certain “Computer” drive with 1.6GB/30.6GB available! The 256 GB SSD is missing!!! What do I do, please help!

Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 207FEE48-006A-9C4B-B6D4-8D6B109E38CF

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 129023 126976 62M EFI System
/dev/sda2 129024 131071 2048 1M BIOS boot
/dev/sda3 131072 61071326 60940255 29.1G Linux root (x86-64)
/dev/sda4 493551616 500117503 6565888 3.1G Lenovo boot partition

Something that would help us a lot to understand the problem would be this:

  1. Open the application called ‘Terminal’
  2. In this application run the command:

eos-diagnostics

  1. The above command will create a file with the information of your system (example: eos-diagnostic-160614_111731_UTC + 0100.txt); Send us this file so we can analyze and see a possible solution

@Milos_Cvjeticanin Please do not forget to send the diagnostic.

eos-diagnostic-200614_101406_UTC 0200.txt (290.5 KB)

  1. Open the application called ‘Terminal’
  2. In this application run the command:
flatpak uninstall --unused -y
eos-updater-ctl update

what will it do? will it uninstall all applications I have?

The issue is, that for some reason, the Endless OS Partition is only 30 GB in size and does not fill the entire space. Luckily the last partition is not in our way :slight_smile:

First of all, be aware that this process can lead to data loss, as it involves digging around in the inner guts of your SSD partition table.

If you want to proceed, open a Terminal, then follow along.

Resize the Partition

sudo gdisk /dev/sda

Now delete partition 3 by entering d and then 3. Create a new paritition with n with the following parameters:

Partition Number = 3
First Sector = 131072 
Last Sector = 493551615
Hex Code = 8304

Now write the new partition Table with w and confirm. Reboot your machine.

Enlarge your Partition

Open a Terminal and type:

sudo resize2fs /dev/sda3

Reboot now.

Thats it

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Thank you very much, it worked! :smiley: