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I just installed Mandriva linux 2006 , my hd is constantly running and the HD LED is constantly blinking .
i don't know what is happening , i will provide some information to solve the problem .
when partitioning the hd in the installation i divided the hd like this :
3GB journalised fs : ext3 with mount point /
500MB journalised fs : ext3 with mount point /home
one other thing is my LAN connection disconnects by itself , when it was disconnected i opened the terminal and typed ping 10.0.0.138 and i got this message
connect: No buffer space available
also when i opened the Network Monitoring tool to press the connect button it doesn't connect or connects then disconnects immediatly by itself .
I can't tell you that this is relevant, but I would fix it first:
3GB is marginal for a full Linux install, and 500MB for /home is definitely too small. (typo?) If /home is where your data will be, then it is good for it to be a separate partition---but it will need to be many times bigger.
What is you total HD configuration--ie how much space can you give to Linux?
i solved the problem
there is a small software that runs by itself it's icon is in the taskbar it is called "KAT Desktop Search Environment" , it has somehthing to do with indexing files .
i configured it so the indexer is no stopped , and the hd doesn't always run byitself as it was doing .
anyways thank you all people a lot .
i am new to linux and i am beginning to learn it .