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Old 10-01-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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probs with fdisk


I used fdisk to partition a hard drive in my computer (was going to use qtparted but it gave me an error) When i made the partition, no errors came about, and it works well (ext2 partition), but one problem haunts me, it says i have a few gigs written to it that do not exist. QTparted sees 1.8gigs written to it and kde sees 6 gigs written to it. Why do both see different amounts, and what are they?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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Not sure. What does df command say about that partition?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 06:30 PM   #3
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Code:
$ df /dev/hde1
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hde1             38448244     32828  36462320   1% /mnt/hd3
thats what i get with df. so when it says I'm only using the 1%, i should go off that and not anything else? Still, what is the 33mbs used space?

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Old 10-01-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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hi,

maybe try reformatting that partition, checking it for bad blocks. ( as it's empty ... or should be ? )
and try ext3 or reiser filesystem ( they are better....but ext2 is not your prob......maybe a bad block).

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Old 10-02-2004, 02:41 PM   #5
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i don't see any options to run a bad block test. how would i do that?
 
Old 10-02-2004, 04:13 PM   #6
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It's -c option when formatting using mkfs.
 
  


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