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    partitions/memory problem


    Hi ive just started using linux i am running linux mint maya i have a 750gb harddrive i read somewhere to make a partition for linux mint as im dualbooting with windows 7 so i made a 50gb partition then installed linux all fine then when i downloaded a couple of films it said "error disk out of space" when i could of only used 2gb at most. When i look at the drive it say i have 680gb unused please help!! many thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW1ST420 View Post
    Hi ive just started using linux i am running linux mint maya i have a 750gb harddrive i read somewhere to make a partition for linux mint as im dualbooting with windows 7 so i made a 50gb partition then installed linux all fine then when i downloaded a couple of films it said "error disk out of space" when i could of only used 2gb at most. When i look at the drive it say i have 680gb unused please help!! many thanks in advance
    Hi,

    show the output of these commands, run in the terminal, so we can see what you've got:

    you need to run this one as root, it will show all detected hard drives:
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    this will show available free space on your currently mounted partitions:
    Code:
    df -m

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    fdisk: invalid option -- '1'
    Usage:
    fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
    fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
    fdisk -s <partition> give partition size(s) in blocks

    Options:
    -b <size> sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
    -c[=<mode>] compatible mode: 'dos' or 'nondos' (default)
    -h print this help text
    -u[=<unit>] display units: 'cylinders' or 'sectors' (default)
    -v print program version
    -C <number> specify the number of cylinders
    -H <number> specify the number of heads
    -S <number> specify the number of sectors per track



    code command not found thanks for speedy reply by the way

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    fdisk: invalid option -- '1'
    Usage:
    fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
    fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
    fdisk -s <partition> give partition size(s) in blocks

    Options:
    -b <size> sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
    -c[=<mode>] compatible mode: 'dos' or 'nondos' (default)
    -h print this help text
    -u[=<unit>] display units: 'cylinders' or 'sectors' (default)
    -v print program version
    -C <number> specify the number of cylinders
    -H <number> specify the number of heads
    -S <number> specify the number of sectors per track


    code command df -m not found thanks for speedy reply

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    Its L in fdisk -l command.
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h
    Post output here.
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    sorry misread -

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 37750783 18874368 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
    /dev/sda2 * 37750784 37955583 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 37955584 1362745343 662394880 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT



    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /cow 2.9G 1.9G 1020M 65% /
    udev 2.9G 4.0K 2.9G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1.2G 1004K 1.2G 1% /run
    /dev/sda3 632G 53G 580G 9% /isodevice
    /dev/loop0 885M 885M 0 100% /cdrom
    /dev/loop1 854M 854M 0 100% /rofs
    tmpfs 2.9G 5.9M 2.9G 1% /tmp
    none 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
    none 2.9G 2.1M 2.9G 1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2 100M 25M 76M 25% /media/SYSTEM RESERVED


    thanks again

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    Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x83178ed8

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW1ST420 View Post
    Code:
     
    
     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1            2048    37750783    18874368   27  Hidden NTFS WinRE
    /dev/sda2   *    37750784    37955583      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3        37955584  1362745343   662394880    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    
    
    
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /cow            2.9G  1.9G 1020M  65% /
    udev            2.9G  4.0K  2.9G   1% /dev
    tmpfs           1.2G 1004K  1.2G   1% /run
    /dev/sda3       632G   53G  580G   9% /isodevice
    /dev/loop0      885M  885M     0 100% /cdrom
    /dev/loop1      854M  854M     0 100% /rofs
    tmpfs           2.9G  5.9M  2.9G   1% /tmp
    none            5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
    none            2.9G  2.1M  2.9G   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2       100M   25M   76M  25% /media/SYSTEM RESERVED
    okay, i'm confused by the /cow - is that a new Mint thing, or are you booted into a Live CD?

    also, why are your partitions all marked as NTFS if you installed Linux Mint to at least one of them?

    add the -T option to df:

    Code:
    df -Tm

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    Filesystem Type 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /cow overlayfs 2913 1893 1020 65% /
    udev devtmpfs 2901 1 2901 1% /dev
    tmpfs tmpfs 1165 1 1164 1% /run
    /dev/sda3 fuseblk 646870 53291 593580 9% /isodevice
    /dev/loop0 iso9660 885 885 0 100% /cdrom
    /dev/loop1 squashfs 854 854 0 100% /rofs
    tmpfs tmpfs 2913 6 2907 1% /tmp
    none tmpfs 5 1 5 1% /run/lock
    none tmpfs 2913 3 2911 1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda2 fuseblk 100 25 76 25% /media/SYSTEM RESERVED



    i installed linux mint from usb following instructions from someones post but dont actually know if i installed it in one of the partitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW1ST420 View Post
    i installed linux mint from usb following instructions from someones post but dont actually know if i installed it in one of the partitions
    i'd guess no. do you have those instructions - can you post a link to them?

    anyway, it doesn't hurt to try a test: can you write to the filesystem mounted at /isodevice.

    e.g., in a terminal:

    Code:
    touch /isodevice/testfile
    Note: there is probably some smart way to access your partitions properly but we can figure that out once we know what exactly you are running.

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