Sorry to repost this, but it has been three weeks without a suggestion in the mandrakeforum.
I installed a new 200GB WD drive on my workstation woth the harddrake gui utility. Setup two partitions: /data /dvd
Formatted the partitions and then proceeded to transfer data via shell with mv *.Z /data... This is about 25GB of data to move from /home.
Transfer seemed to be going smoothly and then had an error disk is full.
This is a new partition and should have 135GB free...
df didn't show the filesystem as being mounted... So I mount the new directory.. No data ?? Where would it have gone?
repeat df shows that / is 100% used, when previously it had 3GB free.
I now assume that data is dumped somewhere in / because hdb was not mounted
I search root partition and then entire disk for any of the files I moved with no matches.
Is there a mechanism that will store the files in a temporary place in / if this happens? I assumed lost+found/ but nothing there
Thanks for suggestions..