stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 13 23:56:35 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 13 May 2009 05:19:38 pm Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
> > (trim)
> >> 30GB would certainly be enough. Look at your current installed system
> >> for a reference. In a terminal type the command
> >> sudo du -sh /var /usr
> > steven at Yeshua:~$ sudo du -sh /var /usr
> > [sudo] password for steven:
> > 942M /var
> > 3.2G /usr
> > steven at Yeshua:~$
> >> and you can see the majority of what is used by the OS now.
> > On my current HDD, I have 52gb of unaccounted disk space. That can't be
> > normal. When I add up all the space allocated for partitions it amounts
> > to 448gb of a 500gb drive.
> The 500GB is probably measured "industry-style", i.e., 500 billion bytes
> (5 x 10^11 bytes - hope I got the numbers right). Considering that the
> real factor is 1024 instead of 1000, 500 gb declared = 476 gb real (plus
> some change). That's not too different from the 448 you report.
> > Since I want to be able to suspend to disk, I plan to have an 8gb swap,
> > but that is what I did when I set up my current HDD, and it only
> > allocated 7.5gb to swap. Should I add an additional .5gb to satisfy this
> > shortage?
> > Steven
The first computer I ever used belonged to a friend. Windows 3.1, 8mb ram,
100mb HDD. I remember being labeled a fool by a technician when I purchased a
100mb HDD. He said I would never be able to use it all. Now I have 1.7TB
with 8gb of ram. Hah! As the kids would say, "go figure".
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