LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2002, 07:08 AM   #1
sramaswamy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem with hard disk size


I am using Slackware 8.1 and I have this problem with disk size.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

user@xxx: dmesg

hde: Maxtor 32049H2, ATA DISK Drive
hde: 40021632 sectors (20491 MB) w/2048Kib Cache, CHS=39704/16/63, UDMA(100)

Partition Check:

hde: [PTBL] [2491/255/63] hde1 hde2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
user@xxx: df /dev/hde
FileSystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hde 4964188 4263704 444248 91%

------------------------------------------------------------------------
user@xxx: fdisk /dev/hde

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 1 33 265041 82 Linux swap
/dev/hde2 * 34 2491 19743885 83 Linux

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

during the initial boot, the disk is recognized correctly as 20GB. Later on disk free command
shows only 4.7G!

I am at a loss as the hard disk is filling up fast!

Has anyone an idea of what is going on here?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 12-04-2002, 01:12 PM   #2
Azrael
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Germany
Distribution: SuSE 8.0
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 15
Your hde2 partition goes from block 34 to 2491, this is not too much. And the rest of your disk is not partitioned. Change it to 20491 (last block on disk) as end block, or add another partition at the end.
I cannot garantie anything, as I've never done things like that. In every case, do a backup before changing the size of a partition.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard disk not showing correct size rwalkerphl Linux - Newbie 8 08-19-2004 03:58 PM
Hard Disk Size problem ricardo_ok Slackware 10 07-20-2004 07:20 PM
Script to detect hard disk size rajatgarg Programming 4 11-07-2003 06:46 PM
Actual Hard Disk Size on RH7.2 Arot Linux - Software 1 09-01-2003 06:22 PM
Hard Disk Size Confusion (RH7.2) Arot Linux - Newbie 1 09-01-2003 05:43 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration