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d12c20y
post Dec 4 2006, 07:58 PM
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I am new to Linux. I am running fedora core 6. I have a 200 gig hard drive in my PC but it only seems to be seeing about 50. What happened to the other 150 gig?
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michaelk
post Dec 4 2006, 10:17 PM
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What are your hardware specifications?
Are you dual booting?
Did you let the installer automatically configure the hard drive?
Can you post the output of the console command:
fdisk -l (must be root, that is a small L)
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post Dec 4 2006, 10:34 PM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 4 2006, 10:17 PM) *
What are your hardware specifications?
Are you dual booting?
Did you let the installer automatically configure the hard drive?
Can you post the output of the console command:
fdisk -l (must be root, that is a small L)


AMD K6 2400
512 meg of memory
200 gig hard drive
ATI 9200 video card
Creative 24 bit Soundblster card
PC is totally dedicated to linux
No, I'm not dual booting.
Yes, I let the installer do the configuring.
I haven't a clue as to how to do a console command.
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post Dec 5 2006, 09:12 AM
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There should be an icon on the task bar that looks like a video monitor. Select this icon by left mouse button. A window should pop up that is black with a command prompt that looks similar to:
username@localhost>

Type in the commands:
su - (press enter, the - is important)
(enter your root password)
fdisk -l (again that is a small L)

This is the console window. Similar to the windows command prompt or DOS box window. In linux many GUIs utilities are front end to command line applications.
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post Dec 5 2006, 11:33 AM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 5 2006, 09:12 AM) *
There should be an icon on the task bar that looks like a video monitor. Select this icon by left mouse button. A window should pop up that is black with a command prompt that looks similar to:
username@localhost>

Type in the commands:
su - (press enter, the - is important)
(enter your root password)
fdisk -l (again that is a small L)

This is the console window. Similar to the windows command prompt or DOS box window. In linux many GUIs utilities are front end to command line applications.


Here is the output from the fdisk command:

Disk /dev/hda: 33.8 GB, 33820284928 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4111 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 4111 32917185 8e Linux LVM
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post Dec 5 2006, 04:41 PM
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Do you know the make / model number of the drive. In the console window post the output of the following command:
dmesg | grep hda (The | is the pipe command i.e. shift \ on most computers)

Remember that linux is case sensitive.

The output is reporting the drive is 33GB. This could be due to a physical jumper on the drive that is used to fake the BIOS into thinking the drive is 32GB. However, linux should use the information reported by the drive and not what the BIOS thinks.
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post Dec 5 2006, 05:16 PM
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Here i the output from that command:

ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
hda: WDC WD2000JB-00EVA0, ATA DISK drive
hda: max request size: 512KiB
hda: Host Protected Area detected.
hda: task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hda: task_no_data_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
hda: 66055244 sectors (33820 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
SELinux: initialized (dev hda1, type ext3), uses xattr
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post Dec 5 2006, 06:32 PM
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Ok, I just had to confirm it really was a 200GB hard drive. Check the back of the unit and see if the 32 GB jumper is installed. If so, remove it and see what happens when you rerun the fdisk command.

There also appears to be some hard drive errors. Look at the end complete ouput of the dmesg command to see if there are lots of errors.l
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post Dec 7 2006, 09:26 PM
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You are AWESOME!!!
It was the jumper

ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
hda: WDC WD2000JB-00EVA0, ATA DISK drive
hda: max request size: 512KiB
hda: Host Protected Area detected.
hda: Host Protected Area disabled.
hda: 390721968 sectors (200049 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=24321/255/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
SELinux: initialized (dev hda1, type ext3), uses xattr

Disk /dev/hda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 24321 195254010 8e Linux LVM

Thanks for your help!!!
That's one thing out of the way.
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