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Marper

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KDE Dolphin and Disk Size
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:47:46 am »
Been copying DVD's most of the weekend and ran into an issue.  Maybe I'm just not looking at this properly.

Core has (2) 500 Gb SATA disk

When I look at the storage from within KDE / Dolphin - it shows two 500 Gb drives.  Upon clicking each drive, one shows the correct free space; the other shows 223Gb Free and comes up under a tmp.hmbxdh7129.  However, when I select Root or another location it only shows 80Gb free. 

I have copied dvd's to that drive but only 4 or 5.

Can anyone explain if I'm seeing the correct disk space ?

When I try to copy a dvd to the drive from within the MD I get a message drive full.

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Re: KDE Dolphin and Disk Size
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 02:46:44 pm »
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Maybe I can shed some light on this. The LMCE system is always mounting, and un-mounting drives, with its storage radar. At any one given time, unless the drive is currently in use, it is possible you are getting a false reading.

What you saw in Dolphin was the drive in the process of getting re-mounted/scanned by the core. Any time you see something show up in a "tmp." format, it is currently getting re-mounted, and may not show the correct size, while it is in the process of being mounted at /mnt/device<device number>.

I would wait until the system is settled down, or try viewing it while you are actually copying data to it, perhaps then it will stay mounted and give you a more true reading.

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Re: KDE Dolphin and Disk Size
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 04:02:05 am »
Thanks Seth, I'll follow your sugesstion and see what turns up. 

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Re: KDE Dolphin and Disk Size
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008, 05:53:49 am »
Hi

I wated 24 hours and decided to see what was up with the disk drive.  Here's what I've found.

In Dolphin, when I click on Drives, select the drive that is empty, navigate to public and select videos, I see all of the videos.  Thinking that I might be looking at the wrong drive, I navigate to the other and see the same thing, with free disk space of 80Gb out of 500Gb.

I know this can't be right, but I thought maybe both drives were being shared by the system as I copied media.

I put in another DVD, select copy, select change drives, at this point I see my two 500 Gb disks, one shows 80Gb free and the other 264Gb free.  When I select the disk with the 264Gb and save to public, I get the message that the disk is being copied and immediately another message that state the Disk is Full.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening ?  Why do all of my media show up on both disks ?  Why does the disk read as it has space, but when trying to use it, it states it's full ?

Could it possible be that since both disks are WD5000AK, that the system really thinks they are one and not two ?

Just curious about this behavior as I am planning to load this system with Tb of disk space and want to ensure that I use it correctly.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: KDE Dolphin and Disk Size
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 03:08:56 pm »
I have 3 of the WD5000AK in my system, so that can not be the case.

Not sure what to tell you, it almost looks like permissions. Perhaps someone else can chime in.

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