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

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 20:20:32 UTC 2007

niel wrote:
> Try: 
> 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
>> Translation & Interpreting
Oh yeah....
Will I have to use the live cd to do this?
I mean, can I cfdisk a mounted disk/partition?

Oddly, some of these disk apps thingys are showing
that it is only a 44gb partition, and80% full,
while others show that it is, indeed, as it should be,
a 140gb partition, yet with only 33gb o stuff, and only 8gb free space.
weird, eh?


Translation & Interpreting

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