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Old 01-20-2006, 08:32 AM   #1
CyberTroniX
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Question My HD is constantly running


Hello ,


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 swap
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 .

any idea what's going on ?
 
Old 01-20-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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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?
 
Old 01-20-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
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i have a seperate 4GB hard disk only for linux

u think i should resize the partitions or format then reinstall with new partition sizes ?

i won't install lots of software on linux because i installed it to learn linux

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Old 01-20-2006, 12:06 PM   #4
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I changed my Ext3 commit time to reduce the frequency of writing to the hard drive. Maybe this could help you too.

Edited /etc/fstab so that the commit time is 30 seconds instead of the default 5.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
#
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults,commit=30,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

Last edited by luke1011; 01-20-2006 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberTroniX
i have a seperate 4GB hard disk only for linux

u think i should resize the partitions or format then reinstall with new partition sizes ?

i won't install lots of software on linux because i installed it to learn linux
I think 4G is going to be very tight. What I would do is have maybe 500M or less for swap, and the rest for "/" (root). This way, the full drive is available to all directories.

As soon as you can, get a bigger drive. "Vanilla PATA/IDE drives ~40G are REALLY cheap.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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PS--My Ubuntu install is 4.6GB, including a very modest amount of data.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thumbs up i solved the prob

finallyyyyyyyyy
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 .
 
  


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