Knoppix Question

Discussion in 'Linux, BSD and Other OS's' started by dannnyjos, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. dannnyjos

    dannnyjos Big Geek

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    Hi all:
    I'm new to Linux and wanted to try it before I actually installed it on ny HD. I got the Knoppix CD 5.1 and it's running perfectly. The problem I'm having is actually with my flash drive. For some reason Knoppix detects a different capacity (it thinks the flash drive is way smaller than it actually is). It's a 1GB Sandisk (USB-2.0).

    Here what I get when I right click and hit "Properties" on Knoppix:
    Free Disk Space: 192.00 KB of 974.5 MB (100% used)

    Here's the same properties in windows XP:
    Used Space: 200 MB
    Free Space: 773 MB

    Capacity: 974 MB


    That's very weird since I have only used 200MB of it. What might be causing this?
     
  2. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm not really familiar with Linux, but is the flash drive formatted as NTFS, instead of FAT?
     
  3. donkey42

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    install and run Gparted & see what free space it thinks is available
     
  4. dannnyjos

    dannnyjos Big Geek

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    Well, it's formatted as a FAT. Why? Does that make a difference?
     
  5. dannnyjos

    dannnyjos Big Geek

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    You mean to install GPart on Linux or WIndows? I don't even know how to install that app. Sorry never used Linux before. Can you shed some light?
     
  6. donkey42

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    no, GPart guesses the partition layout whereas GParted shows the exact partition layout & if i remember correctly Knoppix is based on *ubuntu, anyway install using your package manager (Adept or Synaptic etc.) unless you want to install from terminal by typing
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gparted
    unless you enter root by typing
    Code:
    su
    then user password, that way you can remove the "sudo" prefix, & launch GParted
    Code:
    kdesu gparted
    assuming your using KDE WM (Window Manager)
    not really, but, NTFS is a much more secure filesystem, so, much better than FAT / FAT32
     
  7. Addis

    Addis The King

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    No just type this into a terminal like Konsole.
    Code:
    df -h
    Which will show you how much free space there is on all mounted file systems. The -h puts it into human readable format, i.e. Mb, Gb instead of 131241412K.
     

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