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Old 12-19-2006, 04:22 AM   #1
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Disk full - external hard drive


Hi all, I have a problem with my external hard drive. It has 80 GB, but I can't save on it more than 5 GB. Do you know how to solve this problem???

I am pretty new with linux (my version suse 10.0)
Thanks in advance

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Old 12-19-2006, 04:53 AM   #2
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May be I was not so clear. On this external hard drive can be stored around 80 GB under Windows (already used under windows). Linux recognize the external hard drive, but after transfering more than 5GB I got a message "Disk is full" (only on the linux).
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:06 AM   #3
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May be I was not so clear. On this external hard drive can be stored around 80 GB under Windows (already used under windows). Linux recognize the external hard drive, but after transfering more than 5GB I got a message "Disk is full" (only on the linux).

What Filesystem does it use
Fat32?

Are the files 4GB in size?

Fat 32 single filesize limit is about 4GB and will give a Disk full error once it is reached.

is the disk partitioned into 2 parts at all?
1x 5GB part and an 80GB part?

if you right click the drive how much space free/used do you see?

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Old 12-19-2006, 05:11 AM   #4
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Execute "df -h" and "fdisk -l" to see the HD capacity recognized by your OS.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:29 AM   #5
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Are the files 4GB in size?

I don't have files larger than 4GB
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Fat 32 single filesize limit is about 4GB and will give a Disk full error once it is reached.
is the disk partitioned into 2 parts at all?

I don't think so. I bought it yesterday. It was automaticly recognized.

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if you right click the drive how much space free/used do you see?

I don't see free space at all
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What Filesystem does it use
Fat32?

I don't know, how I can check it???
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:33 AM   #6
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After doing the "df -h" it gives me that the filesystem for the drive is "tmpfs" and the size is only 1.5 GB.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 02:08 AM   #7
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1.5GB/tmpfs is not this 80G external harddisk, Linux will load /dev/shm as default, and it is virtual memory filesystem.

Please double check if this 80G HD really is listed when issue "# cat /proc/partitions", also perhaps you'd better review BIOS setting.

Good luck.
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