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okay I did a cf disk and noticed something pretty good for my situation. My root partition says it's full.
This is what I get when I type "df"
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 3322360 3322360 0 100% /
/dev/hda3 11359808 2108592 8664844 20% /home
This is what I get when I type "cfdisk"
Disk Drive: /dev/hda
Size: 60022480896 bytes, 60.0 GB
Heads: 255 Sectors per Track: 63 Cylinders: 7297
Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
hda1 Boot Primary NTFS [^D] 36947.96
hda2 Boot Primary Linux ext3 8751.70
hda3 Primary Linux ext3 12008.91
hda4 Primary Linux swap 2311.31
now in my root partition (hda2) the df says it's only 3 GB but on my cfdisk it says it's 8.7 which is what it really is! ( I added to it with partition magic) so why is it not picking up and using the extra space?
Try writing a large file to your root partition and see if it goes OK. I had this happen once and I could keep writing files to the partition which was under reported in df with 100% usage. It just kept expanding the reading in df always reporting 100% usage. It then mysteriously disappeared and gave the correct readings in df. I believe I used pm on that partition too. PM writes partition info to the mbr differently than linux based partitioning tools. Perhaps cfdisk can read this info correctly but df can not.
Last edited by kilgoretrout; 03-03-2004 at 07:46 PM.
and they do! it got to the point where Gnome wouldn't start up! I deleted some files on my root partition and it got in there. and no it's not reading it wrong becuase since I've added to the partition I haven't added more than 100MB to it.
Also my Gnome isn't loading in new users I create...
EDIT: Also my cookies aren't saving like my logins to different forums including this one. When I go into the Firebird Preferences and make changes and click OK I got something saying that the changes couldn't be saved and won't be taking effect the next time I open the browser....
Also I rebooted and did another 'df' and it didn't even show the root partition; it only showed my home partition
Last edited by compu73rg33k; 03-03-2004 at 09:31 PM.
That may be overkill, but it works for me. Partitioning is highly personal though, and there is no necessarily "right" or "wrong" way to do it, it pretty much boils down to what works best for you. -- J.W.