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Old 10-21-2006, 05:24 AM   #31
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ok i know i dideverything right and the results of df -h shows that i did but when i open the removable disk it still shows all partitions as 14.79 gigs...........how can i change this?

df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 9.8G 5.1G 4.8G 52% /
tmpfs 122M 0 122M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3 18G 4.8G 14G 27% /disks/C
/dev/sda9 15G 33M 15G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition9
/dev/sda8 9.7G 312M 8.9G 4% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition8
/dev/sda7 9.7G 33M 9.1G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition7
/dev/sda6 9.7G 33M 9.1G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition6
/dev/sda5 9.7G 33M 9.1G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition5
/dev/sda3 9.7G 33M 9.1G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition3
/dev/sda2 9.7G 33M 9.1G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition2
/dev/sda1 9.7G 33M 9.1G 1% /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1/partition1
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:18 PM   #32
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Unhappy seriously I need help.....please...been trying to get my 100gb hdd working right.

I hope there is someone here that can help me.....I have formatted my new drive several times and partitioned it several times as well....i have also edited fstab several times and made directories and still it seems like i'm going backwards.....i'll tell you whatever you need if I can just get some help please.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:28 PM   #33
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You can start by telling the facts:

- what you want to do (add new HD to the system, move data to another HD, install some other OS, ...)
- what is the exact problem (unable to create files, does not work as a regular user, HD not mounting, ...)
- what you have already tried (shortly)
- possible error messages/log messages (dbus, /var/log/syslog, ...)

"Going backwards" is not too informative, but I believe if you tell more details about what you're trying to achieve and what is actually happening (or not happening), the problem can and will be solved.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:43 PM   #34
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want to add my new 100gb usb storage device
i have partitioned, formatted, labeled, mounted, edited fstab several times and the most i have got was 87 gbs
now when i click removable storage i have a file with partition 6 on it and cant even open it.

Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3039 24410736 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 9123 12161 24410767+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 6084 9122 24410767+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 3040 6083 24450930 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3040 5471 19535008+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 5472 6083 4915858+ 83 Linux
 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:44 PM   #35
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sorry this is cfdisk for my hdd

cfdisk 2.12

Disk Drive: /dev/sda
Size: 100030242816 bytes, 100.0 GB
Heads: 255 Sectors per Track: 63 Cylinders: 12161

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
sda1 Boot Primary Linux 24996.63
sda5 Logical Linux 20003.89
sda6 Logical Linux 5033.88
sda3 Primary Linux 24996.63
sda2 Primary Linux 24996.63







[Bootable] [ Delete ] [ Help ] [Maximize] [ Print ]
[ Quit ] [ Type ] [ Units ] [ Write ]

Toggle bootable flag of the current partition
 
Old 10-22-2006, 03:54 AM   #36
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Would 87 GB free space from a 100GB unformatted disk be correct due to 13Gb overhead from the formatted file system?

I am not 100% sure on this, but it is a possibility that 87Gb is what would have left over after formatting a filesystem onto 100Gb unformatted hard disk.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 11:24 AM   #37
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Where are you talking about it shows all partitions as 14.79gig?
Most look like 9.7gig to me except for /sda9 which is 15gig.
Plus you skip some blocks from 3827 to 5099.
Other than that the sizes the partitions from fdisk are a match to the size of the df-h output.

Brian
 
Old 10-22-2006, 11:46 AM   #38
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Yes thats the problem....everything looks ok except my file manager shows my removable drive as only having 14.79 gbs and i would like it to be somewhat accurate......plus i don't understand how everything else seems to add up fine except the file manager.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 12:19 PM   #39
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Still not sure what you are referring to. Which gui or windowmaker are you using with version as well?
What exactly do you do or open to show this size value and which partition are you checking?

Brian
 
Old 10-22-2006, 12:40 PM   #40
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It says xandros file manager and i go to my linux and click on removable disk which is my usb hdd and when that opens on the left it tells me that my disc space is 14.79 gigs and as for the partitions they simply show as files.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 12:41 PM   #41
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gui is kde 3.3.0 sorry
 
Old 10-22-2006, 01:03 PM   #42
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Any chance you could show us a screenshot as well as an "ls -al" of the directory as well.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 01:06 PM   #43
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13 GB overhead is a little extreme.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 01:09 PM   #44
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Are you referring to KwikDisk tool?

Brian
 
Old 10-22-2006, 01:15 PM   #45
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I merged your two threads on the same topic... try to stick with one,
please, there's no point in duplicating efforts.
 
  


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