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Old 05-10-2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question System Monitor = Devices

When i check my devices with system monitor heres what it shows:

Name Directory UsedSpace TotalSpace

/dev/hda2 /boot 9.1 MB 98.7 MB
/dev/hda3 / 1.9 GB 7.3 GB
none /dev/shm 0 bytes 125 MB

I was just wonderin what the device thats named "none" for?? because it takes up 125 MB of HD space??....

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Old 05-10-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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Its a psuedo filesystem, like virutal memory allocated for your system. It will take up space but will clear out after a reboot or reset. If you have a swap partition, you can probably remove this from your fstab file, but usually its a good thing to keep around.
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ok thnx for d info

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I have a situation.. I friend gave me a harddrive with Linux 9. It has been months since I used it. He doesn't remember the password and I also don't have it any more. When it boots it doesn't even let me select F2 to enter the set up. I am trying to erase linux and load windows server. by allowing it to boot the disk from the cd-rom. in the grub screen i can't type the password because we don't know it either. I wanted to get to the set-up so it could allow me to read from the cd-rom but it will not let me.


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