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Lima not showing the correct storage space available on my hard drive

I received my Lima Ultra a week ago, and connected it to a brand new NTSF formated Seagate hard drive (1 TB). I managed to start lima and login via Linux cmds. However, I'm already having an issue: Lima Ultra when mounted, only detects 113GB of my 1TB available. I formatted it again in NTSF, but I'm still having the same issue.

I discovered that when running Lima from Mac OS or Windows, it showed the right disk size (1TB available). When I connect the drive used for Lima, to my laptop's USB on Linux, it shows that I have 1TB of space available. But as soon as I connect the same drive to my Lima Ultra, my Linux laptop shows only a total capacity of 113 GB (instead of 1TB).

To sum up, Lima on Mac and Windows says "total drive capacity = 1TB", and Linux environment says "total drive capacity = 113 GB". Once the 113 GB reached, Lima on Linux does not let me add one single file, as it believes the drive is full (which is false, since I have a 1TB drive, not 113 GB).

FYI, I formated my drive twice to NTSF, deleting all partitions. The 1TB drive I'm currently using with Lima Ultra has one single primary partition only (exclusively dedicated to Lima Ultra).

I believe this is an issue you may want to address ASAP.

Thanks

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We just shipped a new release of the Linux client (v1.2beta) which, among other things, should fix this. Can you please try it and confirm?

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Got the same problem on Ultra install. The thing is, the Lima drive is not mounted as a new media (/media/user/) as a regular usb drive would, instead it is created under /home/user/, and the system sees it as folder of the file system, therefore will limit the Lima drive to the size of the HD on which the file system is present.

I've tried the command "lima start mountpoint=~/media/user/Lima" or "lima start mountpoint=/media/user/Lima" but it won't create a new folder under the root media folder, it will make a /home/user/media/user/Lima folder instead, which doesn't solve the problem.

Please advise

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Hello,

most likely lima application doesn't have enough permissions to mount at /media/user

Please try to create the directory yourself and set appropriate permissions for your user.

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Hi Dmytro,

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier, but I was traveling abroad. Just updated Lima Linux to the latest version, and this solved the problem! I can now enjoy from the total space available on my drive connected to Lima.

Thanks again for solving this bug!

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The reason for this is that version of the Linux client that supports Lima Ultra has not been released yet. The current version does not properly detect it like a Lima device, which causes this kind of issue. Sorry about this, should be very soon and we will announce it here.

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We just shipped a new release of the Linux client (v1.2beta) which, among other things, should fix this. Can you please try it and confirm?

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Hi Pierre,

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier, but I was traveling abroad. Just updated Lima Linux to the latest version, and this solved the problem! I can now enjoy from the total space available on my drive connected to Lima.

Thanks again for solving this bug!

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