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Old 01-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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don't know how to use the rest of my hard drive space using fedora 17


Hello, I'm new too the Linux OS as well as the Linux community. I am very excited and pleased with the community as well as the operating system so far.
-My problem though, consists of not being able too store all of my footage from my camera onto the hard drive. I have enough hard drive space for the video's; but, It will only let me fill about 1/3rd of my hard drive. I know this is probably very simple, but I can't seem too figure it out. Tips/help on how I can access and store videos onto the rest of my hard drive would be very much appreciated.
-Cheers,
A humble snowboarder.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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First, let's determine how much of your hard drive is partitioned, and for what purpose.

Open a terminal and run this command as root:
fdisk -l

That will present a listing of your harddrive partitions and the OS filesystem used, and how much of the harddrive is being used by that/those partition(s).
 
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:22 AM   #3
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Also (presuming just one drive)
Code:
df -hT
parted /dev/sda "print free"
 
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007c13a

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 512000 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1026048 156301311 77637632 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/mapper/vg_********-lv_swap: 2113 MB, 2113929216 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 257 cylinders, total 4128768 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_********-lv_root: 51.6 GB, 51606716416 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 6274 cylinders, total 100794368 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_********-lv_home: 25.8 GB, 25769803776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3133 cylinders, total 50331648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

This is the results of that command. Bare with me while I learn- Does this mean there is 3 partitions. And I am only using one?
-Thx for quick reply! =)

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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1/3 of your drive is partitioned for /home, which is most likely where you're trying to put your videos and are running out of space. The other 2/3 of the drive is partitioned for the rest of the OS, and chances are isn't being heavily used.

If you run "df -h" it will tell you where each partition is mounted and what the current usage of each is. Since it's LVM, you should be able to adjust the partition sizes as desired, however I don't have any experience with that.
 
Old 01-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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-It infers that the file system is rootfs, but it is not mounted on anything.

Ok! Thank you very much. You've definetly enlightened me on what I should do next.
-Cheers!
 
  


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