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Old 08-06-2009, 08:17 AM   #16
i92guboj
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One question: do you want to use that external driver only to save your data, or do you also intend to boot from there? Forgive me for so many questions but I still am not sure about what exactly you plan to do. This is what I understand (correct me if something is wrong): you have one pc with one internal hard disk that is 99% full, and one portable hard disk that's 100% empty.

With that scenario in mind there are many choices, some of them:
  • leave the system in your current drive and move your data to the portable one, this way you would continue to boot from your old disk, this would be very easy to accomplish and is the option I recommend for the sake of simplicity.
  • move *everything* (including your system) to the new drive, and take the other drive physically off your case, this would involve a bit more of work, nothing monstrous though. In this case your box would have *no disk at all* except the portable one. Meaning that without the portable device you will not be able to boot.
  • move *everything* (including your system) to the new drive, and take the other drive physically off your case, then disassemble the portable drive and attach its HD physically inside your box, this would involve even more work (and I assume that the portable device's HD is a standard IDE-ATA or SATA one, which most are). In this case your box would have a bigger disk and would not depend on an external device to boot.

Please, try to describe exactly what you are trying to do because the procedure will vary from case to case. If none of these options suits you, then describe *exactly* what do you want as I described those above, with as much detail as possible.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=i92guboj;3633574]One question: do you want to use that external driver only to save your data, or do you also intend to boot from there? Forgive me for so many questions but I still am not sure about what exactly you plan to do. This is what I understand (correct me if something is wrong): you have one pc with one internal hard disk that is 99% full, and one portable hard disk that's 100% empty.

With that scenario in mind there are many choices, some of them:
  • leave the system in your current drive and move your data to the portable one, this way you would continue to boot from your old disk, this would be very easy to accomplish and is the option I recommend for the sake of simplicity.
  • move *everything* (including your system) to the new drive, and take the other drive physically off your case, this would involve a bit more of work, nothing monstrous though. In this case your box would have *no disk at all* except the portable one. Meaning that without the portable device you will not be able to boot.
  • move *everything* (including your system) to the new drive, and take the other drive physically off your case, then disassemble the portable drive and attach its HD physically inside your box, this would involve even more work (and I assume that the portable device's HD is a standard IDE-ATA or SATA one, which most are). In this case your box would have a bigger disk and would not depend on an external device to boot.

Please, try to describe exactly what you are trying to do because the procedure will vary from case to case. If none of these options suits you, then describe *exactly* what do you want as I described those above, with as much detail as poss




i like the first idea- "leave the system in your current drive and move your data to the portable one, this way you would continue to boot from your old disk, this would be very easy to accomplish and is the option I recommend for the sake of simplicity." help with that if possible


And the answer is yes... my external is 100 percent empty...





the internal is 100 percent full

Last edited by Wyatt Tuttle; 08-06-2009 at 11:21 PM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 08-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #18
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Rrrright, then one step at a time, is the new drive already partitioned and formatted?

Hint: if it isn't already partitioned and/or formatted, install gparted and use it to partition the drive properly and format it. If you don't know what to do just create a big unique partition that fill all the drive. Ask back if you have problems with this step.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 02:49 AM   #19
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Rrrright, then one step at a time, is the new drive already partitioned and formatted?

Hint: if it isn't already partitioned and/or formatted, install gparted and use it to partition the drive properly and format it. If you don't know what to do just create a big unique partition that fill all the drive. Ask back if you have problems with this step.
sudo apt-get install gparted
[sudo] password for me:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for me:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libxine1-gnome
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Suggested packages:
xfsprogs reiser4progs jfsutils ntfsprogs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gparted
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 272 not upgraded.
Need to get 343kB of archives.
After unpacking 1954kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
gparted
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main gparted 0.3.3-2ubuntu6.1
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tu6.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
 
Old 08-08-2009, 03:05 AM   #20
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Did you run apt-get update?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:55 AM   #21
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Also look at "lsof +L1" to list deleted files. Temporary files are often deleted as soon as they are created, to prevent stale temp files if a service or program crashes.
Code:
COMMAND    PID     USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NLINK   NODE NAME
kio_file  5322 jschiwal    7r   REG    8,6  2338778     0 115088 /var/tmp/kdecache-jschiwal/ksycoca (deleted)
firefox   6398 jschiwal   71u   REG    8,6        0     0 614417 /tmp/etilqs_iPJwI87uBX2dYaN (deleted)
ktorrent 32683 jschiwal   16r   REG    8,6  3614016     0 508217 /var/tmp/kdecache-jschiwal/ksycoca4 (deleted)
One LQ poster had two 13 GB files listed. His server only had a 60 GB partition for the root partition, so this was what was causing the problem.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #22
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df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdc1 5.7G 5.3G 65M 99% /
varrun 506M 120K 506M 1% /var/run
varlock 506M 0 506M 0% /var/lock
udev 506M 96K 506M 1% /dev
devshm 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
lrm 506M 34M 472M 7% /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile



top -bn1 | head -n 20

top - 21:41:15 up 19 min, 2 users, load average: 0.08, 1.24, 1.56
Tasks: 125 total, 1 running, 124 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 8.0%us, 0.9%sy, 0.2%ni, 32.7%id, 58.1%wa, 0.1%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 1034864k total, 662996k used, 371868k free, 99152k buffers
Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 276412k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
1 root 25 0 2948 1856 532 S 0.0 0.2 0:00.95 init
2 root 11 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
4 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksoftirqd/0
5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
6 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 events/0
7 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
26 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd/0
27 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpid
28 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpi_notify
118 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kseriod
141 root 21 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 pdflush
142 root 15 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 pdflush
By looking at the output, it doesn't look you set up your entire 160GB hard drive to be used under Linux. Are you dualbooting?

Can you post the output of the following commands?
Code:
fdisk -l
Code:
mount
 
  


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