what´s taking up all this space on my hdd?

niel bqz69 at telia.com
Fri Nov 16 19:46:04 UTC 2007


sudo cfdisk /dev/sda (scsi type - newer)

or (depending on your harddisk type)

sudo cfdisk /dev/hda  (pci type - older)

Be careful - but then you should be able to see free space of your harddisk.

Your explanation looks a bit confusing to me *smile*

Seems that you are mixing harddisk space and partition space.

On Friday 16 November 2007 19.21.12 anthony baldwin wrote:
> Okay,
> I'm just a bundle of joy this week, eh...
> This is really, really weird.
> I'm running Dapper, right, and I decided to try feisty, so
> I stuck in the livecd and made a partition and installed feisty.
> I used about 140gb of my drive.  I figured I'd hang out with feisty and
> leave dapper as a backup, or something.
> I left my dapper install on about 45 gb.
> Then, I decided that I'd rather stick with dapper...
> So, I stuck the live cd back in, and deleted the feisty partition,
> resized my dapper partition to 140, made a new 45gb partition
> and installed feisty on that little partition, just for back up.
> Now, kdiskfree, the gnome disk thingy, and every other indicator
> is telling me that the dapper partition of c. 140gb has only 8gb
> of free space, even though it only identifies about 30gb
> of contents on the partition (most of which is my large collection
> of excellent Brazilian music...and tonso documents I've translated over
> the past year).
> So...if I only have 30gb of stuff on a 140gb partition, why
> do I have only 8gb of free space on said partition?
> What´s taking up the other c. 102gb of space?
> Dryer elves storing my lost socks?
> This is freaking me out, man...
> you dudes rock
> thanks for all the help
> /tony
> --
> http://www.baldwinlinguas.com
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