/system directory almost full after reset?

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  1. prm.cs1
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    Hi, what is in the /system directory?

    I recently reset my original Droid to factory state (power + x, etc.), and the directory is full out of the box. Here is 'df' output on terminal emulator:

    /system: 143744K total, 128984K used, 14760K available (block size 4096)

    I get permission errors when I try to ls, and i'd rather not root if I don't have to. Thanks!


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    If you aren't rooted you don't need to worry about the /system partition being full or not. By default (unrooted) you don't have permissions to write or modify anything in there. Also it being full doesn't matter, since the phone doesn't ever use that partition unless you are running an update, or you are rooted and you manually do something to it. There could be 0 space left there, and the phone should run properly.

    Side note, your /system partition shouldn't have been touched with your factory reset either, so you should have had the same space before and after your reset.

    The /system partition is where almost everything that came on your phone out of the box goes. Stock apps, ringtones, bootanimations, and tons of other files will be here. Basically everything necessary for the phone to operate is there. To the rooted folks, this is where most of the fun stuff occurs (ROMs, themes, some tweaks...).
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