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Old 04-01-2004
hard drive specs?

Does anybody know what command will bring up my harddrive and how much room is left on it?
# 2  
Old 04-01-2004
use command "df".

For more information, man df or df --help
# 3  
Old 04-01-2004
Type the following:

dmesg |grep hd
dmesg |grep sd
dmesg |grep id

This should give you a list of all your hard drives. hd? (? is a letter of the alphabet) will be IDE drives, sd? will be SCSI, and id? may show up if you are on a Proliant box. You may get some other junk as well but you can probably figure it out.

Now, run 'fdisk /dev/hda' or what ever disks you ended up finding. You may want to run a man on fdisk first. It's not the most strait forward tool.
# 4  
Old 04-02-2004
perfect, thanks haha this is actuily alot better than windows. I can see great things in teh future .... lol. This is my first attempt at RH on my own so it's nice to have the help...thnx
# 5  
Old 04-02-2004
shucks haha just as i though, i set the wrong HD ... is there any way to write to my second hard drive...like in windows you have c: d: e: etc... can i do that here? I've only got about 2 gigs left free and i've got another 20 gig sitting doing nothing haha.

When i run the dmesg |grep hd command i get hda and hdb so i'm assuming that it picks up my 2 hard drives.

ide0: BM-DMA at 0x4000-0x4007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x4008-0x400f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: FUJITSU MPD3084AT, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD200BB-00CXA0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: LG CD-RW CED-8120B, ATAPI CDROM drive
hdd: LTN483, ATAPI CDROM drive
hda: FUJITSU MPD3084AT, 8063MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=1027/255/63
hdb: WDC WD200BB-00CXA0, 19092MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=38792/16/63
hda: hda1
hdb: hdb1

But i've got it writing files to the wrong one...i want it to write all my big files that i transfer to hdb1...is there any way i can do this?

[root@linksys /root]# df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 8119744 5895872 1811408 77% /

Last edited by Perderabo; 04-23-2004 at 01:50 PM..
# 6  
Old 04-02-2004
hda means the master or primary or first harddrive. hda1 means the first partition on this harddrive. Secondary or slave is hdb, etc.

I don't know what you want. you want to copy or cut files to other partition / drive ?
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Old 04-02-2004
Yes i want to beable to copy and just for the future store all my files on the big hard drive haha. Thank you for explaining that to me though, i get it a bit better now.

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