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

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
Sat Nov 17 00:35:26 UTC 2007

niel wrote:
> It is important to create partitions in the following order:
> /dev/hda1 primary
> /dev/hda2 primary
> /dev/hda3 primary
> /dev/hda4 extended (placeholder for the logical partitions)
> /dev/hda5 logical
> .
> /dev/hda12
> (I am not quite sure how many logical partitions, but it is possible to create 
> even more)

I suppose because I repartitioned and moved stuff
around a couple of times, things are a bit weird.

hda1 is the dapper install /
hda2 on my drive is an extended partition,
and the only thing in it is hda5, which is my swap.
hda3 is the feisty install.
I have no idea where hda4 is...
It doesn´t show up anywhere.


> I have had some problems (not the same) long time ago, when I did not create 
> partitions in above order, so it could be a reason - just a suggestion!
> On Friday 16 November 2007 23.27.17 anthony baldwin wrote:
>> anthony baldwin wrote:
>> Okay, here´s what´s really weird.
>> Qparted and Gparted both show that I have
>> /dev/hda1   ext3  size 137.73 gb   used 34.92 gb  (this is the dapper
>> partition)
>> /dev/hda3   ext3  size   50.78 gb   used   8.44 gb  (this is the feisty
>> partition).
>> But kdiskfree and kwikdisk and the gnome system monitor and every other
>> gnome or kde app that shows disk space tells me that
>> /dev/hda1 is only 43.3gb, and, thus, has only 8gb of free space.
>> I should have 101gb of free space on /dev/hda1.
>> I don´t get it.
>> It's freaking me out, though.
>> /tony
>> --
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>> Translation & Interpreting

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