9 Tools to Monitor Linux Disk Partitions and Usage in Linux

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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5 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    What site would be good to get actual help on a Linux problem instead of being told all the things Im doing wrong posting my questions in the wrong site? My problem is I cant access my bios and have no splash screen to choose which O/S I want to log into.I will post some basic info here in hopes that you can help or guide me to anyone that can help.

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/26178393/

    thank you for your help and time.
    Jim

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Jim

      To be honest, there is no single straightforward solution to this issue. And from my own experience, no single site will help you solve an Computer/IT problem. You need to carefully peruse through the web and dig through various resources relating to an issue.

      But first, what machine are you using(Dell, HP, Samsung, etc..)? There could possibly be a problem with your hardware causing you not to access the BIOS, for example the keyboard. The key for accessing the BIOS depends on the settings of the machine manufacturer, you could be using a wrong key.

      You can contact the machine manufacturer or read manuals or documentations to learn how to access the BIOS, that is if it isn’t corrupted.

      In addition, from the information you provided, i can noticed that you are using LILO boot loader, i personally prefer GRUB/2, you can change from LILO to GRUB2 using this guide: https://wiki.debian.org/FromLiloToGrub

      I hope this will give you a starting point towards solving your issue. In case of any thing, you can always write to us.

  2. Iulian Murgulet says:

    Your commands example is OK, but sometime, you have some bad luck. And something is wrong with your system. Block-id, uuid are very hard to identify, if I have several hdd/ssd/whatever.

    It could be very difficult to see that /dev/sdX or uuid, is located on xxx device, if I have 2 or more identical hdd/ssd. More simple is to use anywhere (fstab, as a example) /dev/disk/by-id/*.

    In this case you will get even the serial-number that is printed to the (any) hdd/ssd label. Try for example this:

    ls -l /dev/disk/by-id
    

    and you will understand what I am try to say! And you can use fdisk(whatever) /dev/disk/by-id/yyyyy

    Less errors and less mistakes (I make a new gpt table on the wrong disk …)

    Have a nice day, with BY-ID :)

  3. Jan Hladík says:

    I am not sure, that frisk supports GPT, I think that for GPT is gdisk

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Jan

      According to the fdisk man page – “fdisk is a dialog-driven program for creation and manipulation of partition tables. It understands GPT, MBR, Sun, SGI and BSD partition tables.” Though i have not extensively tested it on GPT disks, so you might practically be correct.

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