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Use Up Space Question
Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-27 00:04:44    Length: 292 byte(s)
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I've installed Fedora Core 2 in my 60 GB hard drive and the entire system occupied around 10 GBs, in other words, I have got 50 GB left. Does anyone here know how I can format the rest of the 50 GB to ext3 filesystem without corrupting my current system ?



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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: TrickyRic3    Posted: 2005-05-27 07:33:41    Length: 292 byte(s)
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not sure what you mean? did you create a 10gb ext3 partition and install to that, leaving 50gb unformatted? if so then parted should be able to resize that 10gb 'fill up' the space.

although, to be honest 10gb should be more than enough for a home desktop running linux...
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-27 12:01:21    Length: 719 byte(s)
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What I mean is that my HDD is 60GB and when I was installing the Linux, I only used 10 GBs which means I have 50 GBs left for NOTHING. It's just nothing in it and can't see the 50GBs on my system because it's not partitions. Just like a new HDD you installed in you computer system and you won't be able to see it without partitioning it.

In other words, the 50GBs has got no filesystem on it so that I can NOT store any files to that 50GBs. Now, what I want to do here is to make that 50GBs available to store things in, just like normal drives do rather than wasted the 50GBs.

Is it possible to format them with ext3 or give them a filesystem without affecting my current OS ?
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: TrickyRic3    Posted: 2005-05-27 15:29:28    Length: 366 byte(s)
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yep, just use parted to resize your current ext3 partition to use up the whole drive then. no need to format but its always an idea to backup important data before messing with partitions.

http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/manual/...parted_toc.html
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-27 19:54:26    Length: 259 byte(s)
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Yes, I have done that parted already but it just came out with some error messages so I reinstall the whole system. But unfortunately somehow, I couldn't reinstall it. It just reboot all the time.

The reboots will be easily killed my HDD man.
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: TrickyRic3    Posted: 2005-05-28 13:12:42    Length: 402 byte(s)
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when does the reboot happen? i can't think why, but your kernel param string may be attempting to boot to runlevel 6, which is the shutdown procedure...

from grub, press 'a' to edit your kernel params and add a 5 to the end of the string. if this boots as expected, without a reboot, then you can edit your (insert forgotten file name here, lol) to boot to runlevel5 as default.
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-29 02:32:48    Length: 562 byte(s)
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After formating the HDD, and starting the installation processes during this installation the computer reboots randomly. Another question about installing Linux, is there any size restrictions on Linux or Linux Installation ?


I'm asking this because I can install with only use 10/60GBs. But if I set it up to

/boot - 150MB
swap - 1024
/ - the rest (Around 5700)


and that will result in restarting the system. So .. just wondering if there is a limitation for Linux, as the old DOS-Style systems had ?
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: TrickyRic3    Posted: 2005-05-29 06:38:35    Length: 615 byte(s)
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hmm, starting to sound more like a faulty cd to be honest. did you check the md5 hash of your cd's compared to those on the fedora site?

as for installation sizes, linux 2.6 combined with ext2/3 filesystems allow for a partition size of up to 4tb (thats 4096gb), and on the other side of the scale, a basic linux install can fit on a single floppy diskette. in other words, considering theres currently no physical media allowing for 4tb storage (with the exception of raid of course), then no, there's no limit.

btw, 150mb is a little excessive for /boot, hehe. around 5mb should do.
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-30 18:02:21    Length: 927 byte(s)
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I'm sure the CDs are working fine because I have installed the OS many times before and I have two sets of OS which are Mandrake 10 and Fedora Core 2. They both having problem with installation under used up the entire 60GBs. So I would assume that the CDs are working properly. I also have problem with installing other type of OS like Windows with that drive. But the funniest thing is that I could install Linux with only 10GBs but nothing could be installed into with Windows OS. Stupid eh.


For Mandrake, I don't know some how I couldn't install with only 50 MB for /boot eh ... I did try it says the minimium of /boot would be something like 75 or something like that .. don't know what is happened.

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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-30 18:06:44    Length: 536 byte(s)
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Just an out of scope question for you here. How did you learn the Linux, Trickyrice ? Is there a way that you can learn this well ? Or what sort of tutorials did you read ? Or you have other learning recipes for this ?

Would be appreciated if you can share some of your experience of Linux learning style.


Thanks. I'm pretty new to this ... probably around 1 year not ... not in a roll of time so ... But still slightly touching with Linux at all times. Mind to give some opinions about learning this ?
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: AnarchY85    Posted: 2005-05-31 01:02:03    Length: 1,329 byte(s)
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Thanks. I'm pretty new to this ... probably around 1 year not ... not in a roll of time so ... But still slightly touching with Linux at all times. Mind to give some opinions about learning this ?

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huh ? lol smile.gif
i know i'm not ric, but i'd suggest playing with linux as much as you can like trying different ways of extracting a package, different desktops, etc. and find a good book on the terminal commands. *book or website..lol
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: TrickyRic3    Posted: 2005-05-31 07:18:31    Length: 1,270 byte(s)
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hmm, i'd be tempted to check if that drives still under gaurentee wink.gif. if this isn't a problem specific to a certain o/s, then its more likely hardware related. maybe a drive cylinders 'died'...

as for learning linux, i'm entirely self taught (with the help of the linuxforum guys/gals of course wink.gif). as anarch says, just play with it. it took a lot of formats before i understood enough to fix what i'd broken, but you really do learn better by breaking things. one tip i'd give though, is to grab hold of as many distro's as possible. even if you grow to like one, while your learning you should still play around with others even if its just to learn what features are distro-specific and what are actual features of unix/linux. slackwares also pretty useful for understanding how minimal and d.i.y linux can be, where slax (a live cd based on slackware) shows just how auto-configuring and simple it can be.
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Subject: Use Up Space Question
Author: hsiumingwu10000    Posted: 2005-05-31 14:47:28    Length: 147 byte(s)
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Hmm .. thanks for your advices and your opinions about getting more ideas about Linux.

I will check more things out there for learning.
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