A USB drive as (1) 160 GB partition sole purpose data

Thorny thorntreehome at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 12:44:24 UTC 2009

On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 09:06:01 -0600, Allen Meyers posted:


> I was able to do the 1st command sudo grub and will show response, but
> you lost me on the find when you get to grub prompt.

What you showed wasn't sudo grub or anything even close.

If you open a terminal and enter sudo grub, your display should change to
the grub prompt:


When you have that on the screen, enter, find /boot/grub/menu.lst

You would have received an output similar to:

grub> find /boot/grub/menu.lst

And then it would have returned the grub prompt:


You would have had to enter, quit, to return to your system prompt.

But, no matter, skip that for now. I just wanted to figure out which of
your two drives has the /boot, it won't affect the other issue that you
mention. Does your system boot okay if the removable drive isn't attached?

> About the titled thing I merely ment if I move a file into data that is
> saved as HACCP Compliance, then I need to be able to go to that
> partition identify it and perhaps edit it or what ever and return it to
> data. Presently using send to 160GB is eating up storage as evidenced by
> my right clicking on icon+properties I see something added, but WHAT.
> Yep I am either not moving file correctly or I am going to wrong
> location to view present status of partition. So please advise on this.

I'm sorry Allen, I'm still not clear what you mean.

Your terminology "move a file into data" makes sense in English, I just
don't know what you mean by it in the current instance. What is this
"data" you mention, is it some directory (folder) and by "move" do you
mean you moved it there from somewhere else or just that you saved it
there. Or is "data" just the way you refer to your removable drive and
not a folder at all? When you say "saved as HACCP Compliance" does that
mean that's the file name of the file? If that is the file name, are you
saying that you don't see that filename in the location that you saved
it? Remember Allen, we can't see what you are looking at on your screen.
It also isn't clear what you mean by "...going to wrong location to view
present status of partition". What "status" of the partition are you
trying to see? You don't "go to a partition", your partitions, when
mounted, become part of your filesystem, in order to see a file that you
have saved, you go to the location in your filesystem where the
partition it is on is mounted.


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