[ubuntu-uk] hard disk problem ?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Jul 7 07:52:11 UTC 2011

On 7 Jul 2011, at 08:12, john beddard <john at kernelnetworks.com> wrote:
> However last night, after easily engaging in the usual 'Diss List' of Ubuntu inadequacy. We got given one 'Diss' that made me think. Baring in mind that this is useful for us also. It was this :
> "Linux doesn't seem to give a warning message when the hard-disk is
>  full, instead the system seem to die and shut down."

What does windows or osx do in the same situation?

I note that we provide a tool out of the box which allows users to
examine disk usage, detailing exactly where space has gone. Empowering
users to fix error situations themselves without having to call upon
expensive windows system administrators.

> Has anyone come across this before. They said it was their main reason for not using Ubuntu ?

I had an SSD run out of space on my desktop recently. Nothing bad
happened. I got a pop up and fixed the problem.

On my server I ran out of space last week and it carried on fine.


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