Stuck on step number one

John E Garrott Sr johnga at
Wed Jan 17 19:36:23 PST 2001

Carol Spears wrote:
> I have learned so much in the 23 hours that I have been a member of this
> list.
> My friend spent 3 hours on the phone with Micro$oft "Support" last
> night, 2 hours were devoted to telling them that they bought support and
> needed it.  You guys seriously put them to shame.
> Last night, Mr. Goth shared some images with me and this morning I awoke
> to a "wish come true".
> I have eMailed my mother to sent a spare hard disk to me, my brother
> wants to put that in the cdrom slot and go from there.
> In the meantime, I feel more bold than my brother.  I am in the process
> of backing up my personal files and getting rid of the programs I don't
> need. I have 585000 blocks available, I need to find more and then I am
> following Mr. Fracassi's nicely formated Tip.
> Here's a df:
> Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda2              2359197   1651565    585664  74% /
> Here's a fdisk -l:
>    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hda1             1        17     68512+  82  Linux swap
> /dev/hda2   *        18       622   2439360   83  Linux
> I didn't want to think about partitions when I did this.  Truthfully, I
> don't really want to think about partitions now, however, I now know
> what I want this box to do so this is a good time to deal with it.

Instead of fdisk, try cfdisk.  It works directly
in Megabytes.  Either should be usable.

I know.  It's too late.  :-(

Have fun,


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