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Old 12-26-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Data dumped to / ??

Sorry to repost this, but it has been three weeks without a suggestion in the mandrakeforum.

I installed a new 200GB WD drive on my workstation woth the harddrake gui utility. Setup two partitions: /data /dvd

Formatted the partitions and then proceeded to transfer data via shell with mv *.Z /data... This is about 25GB of data to move from /home.
Transfer seemed to be going smoothly and then had an error disk is full. This is a new partition and should have 135GB free...

df didn't show the filesystem as being mounted... So I mount the new directory.. No data ?? Where would it have gone?

repeat df shows that / is 100% used, when previously it had 3GB free. I now assume that data is dumped somewhere in / because hdb was not mounted

I search root partition and then entire disk for any of the files I moved with no matches.

Is there a mechanism that will store the files in a temporary place in / if this happens? I assumed lost+found/ but nothing there

Thanks for suggestions..
Old 12-26-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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You said you created 2 partitions. Maybe you created one 10-20 GB partition, and then tried to copy 25 GB on it,
or maybe you created 2 partitions and there's much unformatted spaces left,
Try repartitioning your HD.
Then mount the partition manually from the console. If mount reports no errors then you may be sure that the drive is mounted.
Old 12-26-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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Actually there are two physical drives present on the system, one (IDE0) 40G drive that holds /, /var, /home, /lib, /etc etc... and the new 200G (IDE1) drive with a 135G /data partition for biological databases and /dvd for home video swap space... I had formatted the new drive with gui utility and then went to command prompt to move all compressed and tarred files from /home to /data. files seemed to be moving fine, and then disk error, disk full.

So, the drive is mounted (no errors) and disk space is there (I have since downloaded databases). But I still cannot figure out where the data went. Admittedly, I should have erred on the side of caution and changed permissions first and not moved data as root, but it's done now.


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