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Old 01-18-2007, 09:13 AM   #16
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Maxtor tools and diskkeeper don't check for certain filesystem errors that chkdsk does so try it. Another solution would be to empty the partition completly and format it or even delete it and create again this should solve any filesystem problems :>
 
Old 01-18-2007, 10:13 AM   #17
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Maxtor tools and diskkeeper don't check for certain filesystem errors that chkdsk does so try it. Another solution would be to empty the partition completly and format it or even delete it and create again this should solve any filesystem problems :>
Hi,

If there is no other solution, I will format the disk. It is not a partition. This is a separate disk with no OS system on it. It is only for saving the files from both systems. The systems (SuSE &Vista)are on the other disk WD 8oGB and the reading of this one is OK from both systems Vista&SuSE.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 03:12 PM   #18
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You can't format phisical drive unless You have specialized tools (only manufacturers have such things). Normal users do high level format of logical partitions that they set up on harddrives even if You have entire disk size partition it exists in so called partition table is stored info about partition type and size measured as start and end head cylinder sector. in partition boot record is stored info about specific filesystem general parameters as cluster size filesystem revision and the like. So if You format that partition you will refresh bootsector data and most probably solve your problem but first try that chkdsk command or right click on drive d select properties then tools and check for errors then check both options to make a complete check of your partition (this was the procedure under windows xp, and im not sure if the names are 100% correct as im using different language version
 
Old 01-19-2007, 03:01 AM   #19
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Hi porzech,

Thank you for trying to help. Well, right now I have checked (chkdsk) and the result is OK. No errors found. BTW I have the original Maxtor & WD tools. I can format the disks, I can check them with those tools. the tools I can start from boot disk (DOS)or from Windovs ( at least from XP I could, I do not know yet whether they are compatible with Vista).
 
Old 01-19-2007, 09:58 AM   #20
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and You still get wrong free space in Suse ? if thats the case the only option left is to format that partition best first format it as something else than fat32 and then as fat23 this procedure ensures that all data about partitions filesystem is updated
 
Old 01-21-2007, 04:02 AM   #21
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Is this correct that hdb1 is mounted as /windows/D ???
 
Old 01-21-2007, 04:21 AM   #22
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Have you deleted files while using windows. I don't believe that Windows counts the files in the trashbin in counting filespace. Another thing to keep in mind is if Windows is totalling the size of files and not counting slack space. A larger drive may use larger sized blocks. If you save a 500 byte file the rest of the space is wasted.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 08:40 AM   #23
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Hi jschiwal,

Yes I have emptied trash bin, I cleaned and cleared this hdd, and, from Windows, I have ca 12GB of the files installed on the disk. And this is true. I have checked every file there. And Right now, I have copied two DVDs (ca 8Gb) there just to check what will happen. Everything is OK. There is still a lot of place there. ?? And I have had the same configuration before it happened. And almost the same amount of files. It just happened. I wanted to copy a file on the disk and got error saying there is not enough space.Since then , I can copy files of only about 3% of the disk space( ca 1GB) from SuSE (not from wins).
 
Old 01-23-2007, 01:50 AM   #24
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Today I had to repair SuSE 10.2, because my tmp file was missing or damaged. So I started repair from SuSE DVD. Ant that is wery interesting what I got. When checking file system, the error message appeard, stating that hdb1 is NOT a valid FAT 32 system. Then it gave me two choices, one was to skip repair, the other was not to install (or something like this)into fstab. Now I have in windows (in root)two disks C: and D: , but I cant see anything in D:. I get no error (that the disk is full) and in fstab there is no hdb1. But, when I check the drive in wins, I get no error . The file system FAT32 is ok etc. ???
 
Old 05-07-2007, 05:48 PM   #25
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I got the same problem with my USB drive... suse keeps saying its full and windows, partition magic, scandisk, win defrag all give the same amount of freespace
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:05 AM   #26
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I had solved this - can't remember how byut I run some sort of FAT32 chkdsk in linux and it was solved.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:40 AM   #27
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When mounting the external drive, does a message about not clean filesystem appear? FAT-32 stores the free disk size in the filesystem, if you reboot from windows without unmounting the drive it may not be updated. If this is so, running fsck.vfat on it will show the real remaining space on the filesystem.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:39 PM   #28
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Just a thought, but is this a sector/block size problem? If Suse is seeing the wrong sector size, and the drive has a lot of fragmented files, Suse may be seeing lots of partially filled sectors, and counting them as full.

I have a vague memory of this sort of problem about 10 years ago when trying to transfer files from a Unix server to a Windows NT work station.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 01:54 AM   #29
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yup, that's what I had done to fix the problem.
 
  


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