[nmglug] usb drive
ebrown at lanl.gov
Wed Aug 16 08:55:54 PDT 2006
> Thanks Jeff, I understand. The /media/For_Linux is a separate drive not a
> separate partition on my Linux drive, which shares my hard disk with a Mac
> partition. The problem I'm having is specific to the usb drive partition
> For_Linux. I appreciate the help!
Oh, sorry, guess I was confused too about what was where then, never
mind about hfs+...
One last shot in the dark: I've seen unexpected disk usage messages
when the filesystem below the mountpoint is itself used or full. That
is, if you unmount /dev/sdb9, do you still have stuff under
/media/For_Linux? Not sure this would account for your particular
problem, this situation usually shows up the other way around: the
root partition appears to be full or more heavily used than a du would
indicate, because there appears to be lots of free space in the
mounted directory tree. Mount points (like /media/For_Linux) should
be empty directories, but sometimes get written to when the device
isn't mounted yet.
Just to make things clearer, it might help to post the full output to
parted /dev/sda print
parted /dev/sdb print
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