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Old 02-27-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
lingeek
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Memory problem...


Hi,
I use Slackware 10.1 on my linux box and my problem is that, for some reasons the slackware is showing incorrect hard disk capacity of the partition. The actual capacity of the partition is 55 GB and it's showing it as 18.9GB.

here's what happening:
when I do $ df
-------------------------
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 18922908 4453432 13492724 25% /

and when I do $ fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 991 7960176 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 992 2521 12289725 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 * 2522 9633 57127140 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 9634 9729 771120 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 9634 9729 771088+ 82 Linux swap


Can anyone help me figure out what's the problem?

thanks in advance..

S
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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This won't solve it, but try: df -h
It will show you the free space in readeable units.

By the way, why "memory problem..." on the subject? :S
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:35 PM   #3
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hi,
thanks for your reply. here's what it displayed when i executed
$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 19G 4.5G 13G 27% /

BTW, you r right,, may be 'memory prob' won't suit on the subject, it's something to do with the incorrect hard disk space display.

thanks,
S
 
Old 02-28-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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does anyone have any idea what's going on with my hard disk drive?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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80GB is the capacity of /dev/hda,
18GB is the capacity of /dev/hda3.
The other remaining hard disk space is in /dev/hda[1,2,4,5,6].
 
Old 02-28-2005, 08:19 PM   #6
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^^yeah hit the nail on the head.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 09:30 AM   #7
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No,

55GB is the actual hard disk partition capacity (/dev/hda3) and it's showing that the total space available is 18GB.


thanks,
S
 
  


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