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Old 08-13-2003, 04:43 PM   #1
exark237
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What is wrong with my hard Drive?


I just installed Mandrake Linux. Everything is working fine but my problem is that when I install it on my secondary (3 gig) Hard Drive, I end up with it only recognizing 1.4 gigs. I think it might have to do with the swap partition but i'm not sure. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Also, is there any way to setup windows xp to recoginize the linux hard drive

thanks in advnace
 
Old 08-13-2003, 05:08 PM   #2
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Post your partitioning and your /etc/fstab file and we can tell you your drive partitioning scheme.

# Memory and swap information
cat /proc/meminfo
free
An article: Tips for Optimizing Linux Memory

# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l

# How much free/used drive space
df -h

# Show disk usage by current directory and all subdirectories
du | less

# What takes up so much space on your box
# Run from the directory in question and the largest chunk shows up last
find $1 -type d | xargs du -sm | sort -g

I don't think you can get Microsoft to admit to seeing Linux on a drive, and, would you trust them with that filesystem as poorly as they use their own?

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 08-17-2003, 03:13 AM   #3
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Is your hard drive properly showing up in BIOS?
 
  


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