[Novalug] PS Re: boot trick??
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Sun Dec 13 17:09:43 EST 2009
On Sun, 13 Dec 2009, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Okay, I must be pretty thick here, as I'm not understanding.
> It's as simple as typing "df -m" and cutting'n pasting the
> output in e-mail.
[btth at BBB ~]$ df -m
Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted
148009 22002 124505 16% /
/dev/sdb1 194 171 14 93% /boot
tmpfs 502 1 501 1% /dev/shm
[btth at BBB ~]$
Incidentally, why is that better than df -h?
> You might also consider posting the output of "du -msx
> /var/cache" as well.
[root at BBB ~]# du -msx /var/cache
[root at BBB ~]#
> As far as squinting, are you using a small font or something? Or you have
> a small monitor? I see 22" LCDs for $100, 24" for $150 these days, regularly.
> But even that aside, a 17" that is full screen with a font at 80x24 is easy for
> me to read.
The point was that my CLI-fu is pitiful; I depend heavily
on a GUI. To get the size, I'd've launched baobab, then moused
all over it looking for the things whose size you asked.
I'm now on PC #3, the Dell, which seemed earlier today to
think it was supposed to run Fedora 11 1/2.
First thing I did was launch gpk-update-viewer -- which
just keeps sitting there, doing nothing visible, just as it did
earlier when it was behind the KVM switch. This time I'll let it
run a really long time -- though the system monitor says it's
If it doesn't wake up, I'll cut it off and see whether
yum update does any better.
Beartooth Staffwright, Erstwhile Historian of Tongues
Sclerotic Squirreler, Double Retiree, Linux Evangelist
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