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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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)