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Jon_J
I was checking my available space in the console and my /hdd3 shows 0% usage and a strange number in the "Used" column (16.0T)
So I checked in the sysinfo applet, and under storage for the "Internal Disk" shows a negative number, and more space remaining than is actually available.
I have a lot of stuff on my /hdd3, so there should some used space.
Last time I checked there was 42M used on /hdd3
I included screenshots.
Cresho
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Jun 1 2006, 10:23 PM)
I was checking my available space in the console and my /hdd3 shows 0% usage and a strange number in the "Used" column (16.0T)
So I checked in the sysinfo applet, and under storage for the "Internal Disk" shows a negative number, and more space remaining than is actually available.
I have a lot of stuff on my /hdd3, so there should some used space.
Last time I checked there was 42M used on /hdd3
I included screenshots.
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yep...same result i got from this too! It's a known issue.
Jon_J
running fsck.vfat now. (it's correcting a file with errors)
I got help in this post last year for different hdd related problem.
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...ndpost&p=112347

EDIT: there were two files sharing clusters. one got truncated to xxxxxx bytes and the other was truncated to 0 bytes.

They weren't very important files anyway, I'll delete them when fsck is finished.

EDIT2: That fixed the problem. screenshots below:
xamindar
Lol, I had this happen once when I tried copying stuff from linux to the zaurus and it ran out of space. Linux for some reason didn't care and the drive got a little corrupted.
mikew
Perhaps an easier way if you have a Windows PC to hand.

Connect to PC in Storage mode, right click drive then select properties then tools & you get options to fix drive as well as defrag. I have used the defrag a couple of times.

Don't forget to set to Storage mode in PC link settings, does not need any PC sofware.

Mike
Jon_J
QUOTE(mikew @ Jun 2 2006, 04:26 AM)
Perhaps an easier way if you have a Windows PC to hand.

Connect to PC in Storage mode, right click drive then select properties then tools & you get options to fix drive as well as defrag. I have used the defrag a couple of times.

Don't forget to set to Storage mode in PC link settings, does not need any PC sofware.

Mike
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With the drive connected to windows thu storage mode, one would need to use chkdsk, or open disk properties and "check for errors" (same as chkdsk).
The problem I had above was with misplaced clusters. Defrag won't fix these, but the above method using, (disk properties and "check for errors"), will.
Most of the time if a hard drive has lost clusters or cluster problems, A defrag program will complain, and direct you to "check your disk for errors" first.
I preferred to use the "Linux" method, because I wasn't sure what was wrong in the first place.
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