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native f installation,160gb hdd,already full?!?

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:32 pm
by maccallan
installed the home 6.0 release and some minor software (apache and some few.kilobyte programs) still the partition seems to be full...
when i type:
fdisk -l

i get:

Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
61 heads, 33 sectors/track, 155281 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2013 * 512 = 1030656 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 7767 8015 250000+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 * 8015 155282 148224367+ 83 Linux

and checking for free space with



Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop/0 4095868 3572744 523124 88% /
df: `/newroot': No such file or directory
/dev/hda50 4998768 4365712 633056 88% /mnt/fatx/e

so obviously the / partition takes up all space from 8gb to 160gb on the harddisk. yet it seems it only is 4gb small?!?
anybody has an idea where my other ~140gb are?


Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:01 am
by orochi
i think you have either an e-install or f-install but not native

post your /etc/fstab pls

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:53 am
by zlasher
That's just what he says - he has a Home install - this is all covered in the manual - you have to add "partitions" - these are 4Gb virtual disks. To get "everything" from your linux install - do a native install - but that way you will not be able to run games/mediacenters and so on..

Steinar T

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:21 am
by maccallan
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/loop/0 / reiserfs notail 0 1
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hda51 /mnt/fatx/c fatx defaults,noauto,umask=022 0 0
/dev/hda50 /mnt/fatx/e fatx defaults,umask=0000 0 0
/dev/hda55 /mnt/fatx/f fatx defaults,umask=0000 0 0

i definitely typed "native" on installation since i don't need any MS stuff on my xbox.
so if you're right (which i assume) and for some reason i have a non-native install even though i typed "native" during installation. - is there an easy way creating a new partition using the rest of the hdd? for mounting it permanetely i simply have to add it to the fstab,right?


Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:47 pm
by ShALLaX
Wuh-oh... you just found a nice bug. I forgot to change the install script to use reiserfs instead of ext3 from the last release! :o New releases on their way, I'm afraid!

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:06 pm
by maccallan
yay i'm a hero
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
i guess it'S time for some beers for me now.
but i won't give up this time, no matter how many bugs i will face
(well most cases it'S my pooooor linux knowledge that makes problems)

thanks for your effords so far => had lots of fun with gentoox since the very first release!!

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:33 pm
by orochi
maccallan your doing great with linux so far, and one of the best things is to give back. Thanks for pointing this out I thought i was buggin out with your setup :P

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:46 pm
by ShALLaX
Hehe, as soon as I saw proper PC partitions and a rootfs I instantly knew what was wrong... whoops.

But yes... feedback is _always_ useful for me!