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Old 06-22-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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Question 2 problems with Mandrake 10 after installation


Ok I just got done installing Mandrake 10 and I know there's this neat thing you can put in your desktop (not in the taskbar but actually out in the desktop) which shows how long your computer has been running, how much of the CPU is being used, how much memory you have free, etc. etc. and I can't seem to find it (I'm using KDE as my desktop). I found it when I was using Mandrakemove but I don't know where it is in the real thing. Also, Mandrake seems to think that my 60 GB hard drive is only a 6GB hard drive; how do I set Mandrake up so it sees my 60 GB hard drive as a 60 GB hard drive? My BIOS sees my hard drive as a 60 GB hard drive so it's not that my BIOS doesn't see it correctly.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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about the desktop thingie, maybe you're thinking about a superkaramba theme or gkrellm. Those apps do what you're talking about

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Old 06-22-2004, 09:13 PM   #3
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Are you sure you didn't make a 6g partition by accident?

The app, you're likely thinking of is gkrellm. If you really want the candy, download the skins for it too. Set yourself up with a good source list generated with easyurpmi and then you'll have the best sources for all the goodies.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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How do I go about doing a 60 GB partition as opposed to a 6 GB partition? I just installed it; I didn't do any partition sizing or anything.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:20 PM   #5
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It may already be there and just not mounted. What does fdisk /dev/hda tell you that you have?(use p to see the partition table). What are the contents of your /etc/fstab file?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:51 PM   #6
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Here's what I got when I typed that in:

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 7476.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Then I typed in p for partition and got this:

Disk /dev/hda: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 764 6136798+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 765 7476 53914140 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 765 827 506016 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 828 7476 53408061 83 Linux

So apparently Linux recognizes it at a 61 GB drive. Do I just save stuff in hda6 then?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 10:01 PM   #7
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That looks like a plan. Open up kdiskfree opr from a command prompt, type "df" and see whether hda6 is mounted (and what the mount point is). I think you'll be surprised to know that Mandrake likely partitioned a 6G partition for / (root), ~500megs for swap, and the rest for /home.

I may be wrong. If you had tried to see the size, you probably were just looking at the / partition. In that case you have 53-1/2G for data (you should save it to your /home directory anyways). So, yes.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 11:18 PM   #8
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I typed in kdiskfree opr as the root user and i get bash: kdiskfree: command not found. Where is that coming from???
 
Old 06-23-2004, 08:34 AM   #9
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You likely don't have it installed. I couldn't remember, as I don't wait for it to load. Open a terminal and type "df". It tells you the same things, but not so pretty.
 
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Ok this is what I got when I typed in df:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1
5.8G 1.5G 4.1G 26% /
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6
51G 70M 51G 1% /home

How do I get it so everything is in one directory? Also, for whatever reason SSH isn't installed with my installation. Is it included in another Mandrake package that I just didn't install?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 10:11 AM   #11
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Originally posted by illiniguy3043
Also, for whatever reason SSH isn't installed with my installation. Is it included in another Mandrake package that I just didn't install?

i'm a pretty new user to mandrake 10 myself, but if you click on the start button and goto system>>configuration>>configure your computer

type in the root pass and then goto software management then goto install, search for ssh, it will find the available ssh packages and you can select which one to install.

this worked for me
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:15 AM   #12
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Originally posted by vectordrake
You likely don't have it installed. I couldn't remember, as I don't wait for it to load. Open a terminal and type "df". It tells you the same things, but not so pretty.
Ok so how do I go about making my entire hard drive all in one directory? I don't want a bunch of parts of my hard drive all over.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:43 PM   #13
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Why not? If your /home directory is seperate from your / directory, you can install another distro later over top of what you have and all your things you have collected along the way don't need to be deleted. Save everything you want to your /home directory and you'll know where it is.

If you want on epartition, you'll have to reinstall (choose expert and select your own partitions)
 
  


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