20th of May, 2019
Tinkering today with the Intel BTPro device.
Spinning a new ISO here with persistence to keep testing.
Read about customizing ISO here:
I am using this command to spin a custom LUbuntu Beelink ISO with a 2Gb persistent partition on an 8Gb stick.
Might change this to writing the ISO on a 32Gb SD card instead and increase persistence to 4Gb.
isorespin.sh -i xubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso --atom -s 2000MB
Noticed a new boot up menu here. I have used this menu with the testing Jogglers here.
IE: created one with a triple boot menu for Android, Windows and MAC before.
With this live test build adding:
1 - mono
2 - Oracle virtual box
3 - Windows 7 embedded 32 bit (10 gb partition).
4 - MQTT
5 - Home Assistant
6 - Home Seer
7 - Docker and may be Node Red.
- reducing size of Windows 10 partition.
Originally booted up to Windows 10 and updated it. It increased the size of the partion to around 40Gb.
Reducing it here now.
1 - Using Revo Uninstaller to remove Windows fluff (there is a lot of it)
2 - Reducing the size of the OS using compact commands in Windows command prompt admin mode:
- Compact.exe /CompactOS:query
- Compact.exe /CompactOS:always
3 - making the Hiberfil.sys file smaller or removing it.
- reduced: powercfg /h /type reduced
- remove: powercfg /h /off
Windows $WINDOWS.~BT Folder
This now has grown to 24.2 Gb since updating. Will remove this too.
The $WINDOWS.~BT folder is a temporary folder created by Windows Update, which contains update logs and files downloaded by the Windows update process. By default, the $WINDOWS.~BT folder is hidden. It exists at the root of your system drive.
Option 1: Delete $WINDOWS.~BT Folder Using TakeOwnershipPro - using a third party application
Option 2: Delete $WINDOWS.~BT Folder Using Disk Cleanup - using Windows 10.
- To clean the $WINDOWS.~BT Folder folder, open This PC, right-click your local C: drive and then select Properties from the context menu.
- Click on Disk Cleanup.
- Next click on Clean up system files. It will perform a scan of your computer’s hard drives to determine what files can be cleaned up and how much storage space they use.
- When it is finished scanning the Disk Cleanup program will open again, but this time with some extra options that you can select as shown in the image below. To delete the $WINDOWS.~BT folder you have to check the option labeled “Temporary Windows installation files” or “Previous Windows installation(s)“.
Result of the above got the Windows 10 partition to around 27Gb in size (and around 6 Gb of free space). Shrunk it using Minitools partition manager then move the windows back up partion over so that the free space is at the end of the 64Gb eMMC.
Once this is done will reduce partition to mimimal needed to run Windows 10. I should wipe it but want to keep it going for time bean.