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Old 02-23-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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how much free space I have?


How do I find out how much free space I have on my linux partition and also on the other partions as well.

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Old 02-23-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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du -ch
calculates the amount of disk space used in the current directory you are in
so if you're in / you type this it will calculate disk usage of all sub-directoryes also
and i think you know how large of a partition/disk drive you have...
if you want to see how many does your win32 partition take, then you've got to mount it to linux first
 
Old 02-23-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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You can use the command ' du '. ' du -h ' is a more readable output. -h means human readable if you use the man command to research df.

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Old 02-23-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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using df what is varlock, varrun, etc.. ? I remember I only made 3 partitions where did those come from? And are they seperate from the partition I have linux and when I installed linux, that section was repartitioned automatically? I would like to know some more info on this.

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To see all of your partitions: fdisk -l

To see where they are mounted: more /etc/mtab

I don't know what this means:
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I remember I only made 3 partitions where did those come from?
Any partition that is not already mounted can be mounted and then you can look and see what is there.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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You need to refer to /etc/fstab to see special mounted links.

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Quote:
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You need to refer to /etc/fstab to see special mounted links.

Brian
You lost me here.....
My simple view of the world:
fstab = instructions for what to mount where and whether to do it automatically

mtab = what is actually mounted

And what is a "special mounted link"?
 
  


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