ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Wed May 13 22:19:38 BST 2009
Steven Vollom wrote:
>> 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?
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