I tried to flash my device with the SDK Manager. During the process my host machine run out of memory and the SDK Manager crashed. Afterwards the whole system memory was full and I deinstalled the SDK manager, to get free space and hoped, that the deinstallation process will also delete the temporary files, which were created during the flash process, but this was not the case.
Can you please provide me the directories were the SDK manager created files, to remove them manually?
The files which consume most of the space are easily deleted. If you look in the “
Linux_for_Tegra/bootloader/” subdirectory (somewhere under “
~/nvidia/nvidia_sdk/JetPack...version.../Linux_for_Tegra/bootloader/”, removing these two (if present) files will remove most of the temporary content:
system.img.raw is the size of the entire partition being flashed, so if you have a 28 GB rootfs partition on the Jetson’s rootfs partition,
system.img.raw will also be 28 GB. The other image is the “sparse” image, and is basically the size of the actual filesystem content, so if the filesystem has 4 GB of content on that 28 GB partition, you’d expect the sparse partition to be 4 GB as well (as the filesystem fills up the sparse partition size approaches the raw partition size, and so you’d end up with twice the size of the partition as temporary space on the host PC during flash).
It is possible to mount a thumb drive or other external device (for example, at “
Linux_for_Tegra/bootloader/”) to avoid consuming that space on the main hard drive of the PC.
Thanks for your answer. I have already deleted these two folders, which I specified before the progress in the SDK_Manager. On my system I have two hard drives. The specified folders were not on the hard drive, which runs out of memory during the process.
It seems that the SDK Manager wrote also files to locations, which were not specified in advance. I’m searching after these locations…
Downloads are at:
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