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Old 12-13-2003, 01:39 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 share limited to 4GB?

I added a 120GB disk drive to my existing Mandrake 9.2 system. I want it in one, large partition for image backup space. On boot Mandrake asks to run the the config program for the disk, and it asks how big to format the disk. Not knowing exactly how many bytes on the disk I type in a huge number... After a long time building inodes(?) its finished. Did I mess up my disk by doing this? BTW, this disk had been formatted NTFS previously under Win2k.

I look in DiskDrake and it looks OK, ext3 fs (later changed to Linux native), but I don't know what to look for. It wants a "mount" point. I put /var/images, as I'll use it for image backups of my Windows machines after I get Samba working.

I used Webmin to get Samba working and create a Samba share "/mnt/images". Was this dumb? Should I specify /var/images instead? Funny, but these two directories don't seem to point to the same disk... I created files in both directories and they don't show in both directories... why? I'm confused.

I had to open file permissions to 777 to get Samba to let my windows machine write to the samba share...

So I connect to the Samba share from my Windows machine and start a backup. It stops with "disk full." Turns out the Samba share on the Mandrake machine is only 4 GB! I don't understand why, or how to change this!!

[root@localhost root]# sfdisk -l -x /dev/hdb

Disk /dev/hdb: 14589 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1          0+  14588   14589- 117186111   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2   *      0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hdb3   *      0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hdb4   *      0       -       0          0    0  Empty
Where did I go wrong in this venture?

Last edited by Leeb; 12-13-2003 at 01:56 AM.
Old 12-15-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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Bump - Any reason sharing a 120GB partition should only appear to be 4GB?


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