big backup file

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Jan 16 14:43:24 UTC 2010

Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:49 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>        I wrote a new partition table Chris and am about to see if
>> that helps. The new partition is 27.5 GB so will know soon...
> Why don't you just provide us with the command you used and a
> directory listing showing the archive file ("ls -als *" when you're
> cd'd into the directory you wrote the archive to)?
> You're dicking around with partition tables, which frankly I doubt you
> fully understand and all the while people are asking for more
> information to help you work out what has happened yet you persist in
> ignoring their requests whilst you do your best to shaft another
> hard-drive.
> By the way, Gparted works perfectly well over USB connected drives -
> the underlying BIOS functions mean it doesn't care if the drive you're
> inspecting is on an IDE, SCSI, USB or SATA connection.

	Gparted appears to be working right now. I am doing another 
backup to the portable HD and Gparted says 21.9GB and in a 
terminal du -hs says 20 GB. I will wait for completion of the 
backup and see. The last time Gparted said 147GB total out of 

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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