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Old 10-14-2003, 08:04 PM   #1
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Harddisk capacity

guys.. how to know the capacity of hard disk, like window: right click on drive C:\ - properties..

thx guys..
Old 10-14-2003, 08:18 PM   #2
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the command 'df' may help....this shows the partitions and there size and usage stats....

'df --help' for more options
Old 10-14-2003, 08:19 PM   #3
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'df -h'

Doh...sorry for the dupe. :P

You beat me to submit.
Old 10-14-2003, 08:35 PM   #4
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df -h would provide you with the size of the mounted partitions. If you do a hdparm -I <device> (device could be /dev/hda or something similar) you will get a lot of info, but important in this case is the Configuration section, where you can find the physical capacity of the drive.

        Logical         max     current
        cylinders       16383   4047
        heads           16      16
        sectors/track   63      255
        CHS current addressable sectors:   16511760
        LBA    user addressable sectors:   90069840
        device size with M = 1024*1024:       43979 MBytes
        device size with M = 1000*1000:       46115 MBytes (46 GB)
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Nice post hw-tph. Thanks!


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