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Originally Posted by gogalthorp Post fdisk -l and mount and df Then we could give you better advice. You are possible running out of space on the root partition which ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
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    fdisk -l

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    mount

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    df

    Then we could give you better advice.

    You are possible running out of space on the root partition which usually also contains /tmp. But also you normally don't get a warning, general things just lockup.

    You could move the mount point of /tmp to a spare partition that would give you some more room.
    Typing fdisk -1 (or -I or -l) gets the response "Command not found".

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    You need to be in root.
    So either open a terminal in superuser mode.
    And type: fdisk -l

    Or open a console and change to root with: su
    After root password type: fdisk -l

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxforever View Post
    You need to be in root.
    So either open a terminal in superuser mode.
    And type: fdisk -l

    Or open a console and change to root with: su
    After root password type: fdisk -l
    Oops, forgot that step!

    Now I need to go and digest the info, and come back another day. thanks so far - looks useful!

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    Yes, suit yourself!

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    Some people just like to figure things out for them selves. Maybe we gave him the clues that he needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Some people just like to figure things out for them selves. Maybe we gave him the clues that he needs.
    Yep, I do. Getting there slowly. But I still need some help with interpretation of results, so I'm trying to copy the results to here but not sure how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toastrack View Post
    Yep, I do. Getting there slowly. But I still need some help with interpretation of results, so I'm trying to copy the results to here but not sure how to do it.
    Sussed it ! Here's the output, hoping you might comment and add some explanation:-

    linux-0qmt:/home/howard # fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 9729 78148161 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/hdc: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdc1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hdc2 * 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdc3 2874 14946 96976372+ 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1946 15631213+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1947 4865 23446867+ 83 Linux
    linux-0qmt:/home/howard #
    linux-0qmt:/home/howard # mount
    /dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
    debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
    /dev/sda2 on /home type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
    /dev/hdc2 on /storagehdc2 type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/hdc3 on /local/hdc3 type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/hda1 on /local/hda1 type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
    securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    linux-0qmt:/home/howard #
    linux-0qmt:/home/howard # df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 15385852 9989236 4615056 69% /
    udev 648048 120 647928 1% /dev
    /dev/sda2 23078708 16634304 5272064 76% /home
    /dev/hdc2 20641788 3988464 15604684 21% /storagehdc2
    /dev/hdc3 95454512 740524 89865172 1% /local/hdc3
    /dev/hda1 76920416 184480 72828528 1% /local/hda1
    linux-0qmt:/home/howard #

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    Well, what it says is:

    Your root-folder / is on sda1.
    Your home-folder /home is on sda2
    hdc2 you can reach on the folder /storagehdc2
    hdc3 you can reach on the folder /local/hdc3
    hda1 you can reach on the folder /local/hda1

    Both hda and hdc are pata HDDs, and are 80.0 GB and 122.9 GB.
    And sda is probably a sata HDD, and is 40.0 GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxforever View Post
    Well, what it says is:

    Your root-folder / is on sda1.
    Your home-folder /home is on sda2
    hdc2 you can reach on the folder /storagehdc2
    hdc3 you can reach on the folder /local/hdc3
    hda1 you can reach on the folder /local/hda1

    Both hda and hdc are pata HDDs, and are 80.0 GB and 122.9 GB.
    And sda is probably a sata HDD, and is 40.0 GB.
    OK, thanks.

    1. What do I do to shift a lot of stuff from, say Desktop, to hdc1 ? Is the stuff I see there which seems to duplicate some folders on my home folder necessary or can I delete all that first ?

    2. What / where is the command to make downloads go into an alternative destination please ?

    Apologies if this is running on a bit, but it's the best linux help I've had on a forum.

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    As I already said is your root-folder / on sda1.
    And is mounted as / meaning you can see it as / and the device is /dev/sda1.
    All other devices you can see in their mountfolders say /home or /local/hda1.
    This means the files that you see on /local/hda1 are actually on the device hda1.

    To move your desktop files to another location just right mouseclick on them.
    Select "move to" and select via rootfolder to the correct location (or select browse).
    You can also move or copy files with the file manager (superuser mode).
    And move/copy files to the locations, folders or devices you want.
    Remember you will find the devices in their mountfolders.

    To download to another location you have to select it in the respective browser you use.
    If you use firefox, select "edit" on top, and "preferences".
    In the main-tab in "downloads" browse to the correct location, and save it.
    In other browsers it should go in a simular way.

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