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Old 03-07-2006, 03:27 AM   #1
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Unable to save files downloaded from the internet on my user account


In my college we all are provided an account with storage capacity of 20mb,whenever i try n download any file of larger size i cannot save it on my account even temporarily so that i can write it on a cd before leavin....any way around this???
 
Old 03-07-2006, 04:21 AM   #2
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Where do you want to save the data?
Usually you should store the data in your /home directory.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 04:40 AM   #3
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You could try to save it to /tmp - or ask the admin how to do it.
They might have a reason for limiting the space used by each user.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:30 AM   #4
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If the sysadmin has enforced disk quotas, I don't think there's a way around it. (That's what quotas are for...) Try to find out on which filesystems the quota applies. Also, if you're able to mount a usb drive, you might save to that.
 
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Let's see......last I checked, you could get 80Gbytes for ~ $50. That's 1600 Mbyte per dollar
That 20MByte limit has a capital cost of about a penny!!
For a dollar, they could give you 2Gbyte--more than enough to burn a CD.
Assuming there is a USB port available, you could buy a 1GB thumb drive for ~$50.

What's wrong with this picture?? I suggest you ask why there is such a draconian limit on disk space. Tell the SA what you need to do and get their suggestion.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:40 AM   #6
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I suggest you ask why there is such a draconian limit on disk space.
I'm almost sure it's because the college wants to prevent students from using the computers for non-school-related work. Since it's the official policy, I don't think you'll get anything out of complaining. You might have better luck though if the 20MB download is actually for school (or if you have a nice admin).
 
Old 03-09-2006, 04:05 AM   #7
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Firstly thanks everybody for all your help...

Well ill try the usb option out..

Is there anyway where i can write to the cd as soon as i finsih downloadin a programme???
 
  


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