[nSLUG] Hard Disk question

Michael Lauzon mlauzon at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 16:02:11 AST 2008


Or, you could get something like this!:

http://www.yec-usa.com/products/geisha.htm

On 3/3/08, Rick Burdon <rick at pchq.ca> wrote:
> Sounds like your Hard Drive has got bad sectors.  In other words, it's
> pooched.
>
> You may want to run the manufactures HD Util to verify.
>
> Thanks
>
> Rick
>
> On 03/03/2008, J. Paul Bissonnette <jpaulb at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > I have a 80 GB HDD with 0 free space and 25982 file occupying 57.6
> >  GB........   22.4 GB seem to have evaporated. Anyway of recovering this
> >  space? I am using Debian Testing.
>
> Have you rebooted lately?  If any processes are holding files open, they
> consume disk space even if they no longer appear in the filesystem.
>
> Strictly speaking, rebooting is not necessary; just terminate the process
> holding the open files.  But if you don't know which process that is...
>
> -D.
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Sincerely,

Michael Lauzon



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