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Old 10-08-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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data persistence - how to know how much space is left


hi i used this command to put fedora-core-9 on my external hard-drive:
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livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb 1024 Fedora-9-i686-Live.iso /dev/sdb1
it created this file and this is my mount points:
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[schneidz@localhost ~]$ ll /media/disk/LiveOS
total 1748472
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       8192 2008-10-08 00:21 osmin.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1073741824 2008-10-07 16:23 overlay--1066-0766
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  716685312 2008-10-07 20:21 squashfs.img
[schneidz@localhost ~]$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/live-rw   4.0G  2.2G  1.8G  55% /
tmpfs                 502M   48K  502M   1% /dev/shm
df: `/home/fedora/.gvfs': No such file or directory
/dev/sdb1             2.0G  1.7G  330M  84% /media/disk
how do i know the space left on this overlay file ?
 
Old 10-09-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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i just had to rm my overlay file for the third time because it wouldnt boot up properly.

i keep running out of space but i dont know how to gauge when i am close to running low so the desktop stops working.

is there any way to keep my persistent changes.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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Out of curiousity, why not just install FC9 on the external hard disk? Then you could really work with your system. Overlay files have a tendency to get used up really fast in my experience...
 
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good suggestion matir. by external hard drive i mean my creative zen vision w; how would i install it to the usb drive ? i first allotted 1 gig for fc-9 but i had problems with the 256 mb overlay so i changed it to 2 gig but then again after a while it stopped working. i could make it 16 gb leaving only half for music and videos but i would have to delete a bunch of avi's and albums (not ideal).

it wouldnt be a problem if i knew how much hard drive space i have left (its like driving without a speedometer).

also when it is full it hangs unresponsively and i have to manually poweroff. when i restart it has trouble mounting mount points and it drops me into a bash shell where i have to delete the overlay file. is there a way to delete only the latest changes so i dont have to start from scratch all the time.

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Old 10-10-2008, 01:18 AM   #5
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this mite be the answer:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...94#post1093894
 
  


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