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  1. #1
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    Mandrake 10.1 hda1 full and pregnant wife on my case!

    I have a Mandrake 10.1 box that has been fine.
    hda1 was 6 gigs and is suddenly showing full. The client (my wife who is pregnant and more bad tempered than usual) tells me they had a power failure ( no ups...i know... i know) and now they are having trouble writing to their samba share on hda6. When users save from their XP stations to the samba share they get files that are duplicated, and zero bytes, and are not deleteable. It no longer boots into the GUI either.

    Are symptoms making sense with hda1 full ? Or is more linux install damage suggested?

    Should i attempt a reinstall with Mandrake and try resizing partitions with GUI diskdrake?

    Or buy anew hard drive and configure UPS sitting under desk in new shiny box (dont ask)?

    Urgent need is the fastest resolution: what is going to be the quickest route to fixing this?

    Answers to my wife (you can hear her shouting about now) or here will do fine!!!


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    Have you fsck'ed the disks? I would highly recommend running fsck with the -c flag so that it checks for bad blocks (that way, if it can't fix it you'll at least know whether your hard drive is going bad).
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