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Linux Suse Enterprise Edition 8

Hi,

I need to get the hardware specs of one of my server but I am logged into the KDE  how can I see what the HDD space is for example?. All the other hardware information I could gather from the BIOS. Can someone please help me with this urgently?.

Do I need to go into the prompt and type a command or something?.
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DonConsolioCommented:
open a terminal / shell prompt

use "siga" to get a report
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yuriskCommented:
All the below is to be entered on the command line (terminal) (usually Alt+F1 will open it)
To know the HDD space:
#df -h

To get much more information about HDD as device (put your harddisk letter if not 'hda'):
#hdparm -I /dev/hda

If you have smartmontools installed you can get LOTS of information about HDD,to check
whether installed issue on the command line (terminal)
# smartd -v
smartd version 5.33 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Use smartd -h to get a usage summary

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xDamoxCommented:
Hi,

Open up a termnail and you can execute the following commands:

df -h

This command will display all your partitions and how much space has been used and is free, to see
all your hardware you can issue the following:

hal-device
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johanvz1Author Commented:
Hi tx for the info Yurisk. How can I check how many physical HDD's is installed on the server?.
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xDamoxCommented:
Hi,

Do as root:

fdisk -l

This will produce similar output to:

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120060444672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14596 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Notice the /dev/hda and /dev/hdb and if you have three HDD it would be /dev/hdc

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johanvz1Author Commented:
Hi,

I have gotten an output where it lists for example:


/hda1   2.2 GB
/hda2   7.8GB
/hdb   202 GB
Would that mean its on physical drive A with couple of partition with the diferent sizes?.

And another hdd with 202GB?.
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yuriskCommented:
Yes, it usually means there're 2 IDE-ATA harddisks attached :
first, hda, having 2 partitions hda1 and hda2
and second,202 Gb, hdb

When issuing fdisk -l , one of the partions is marked with '*' it means it is a partition
from which the machine boots (active partition). Moreover under the column named 'Id'
you can see the type of partitions (Linux ext, swap etc.)

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johanvz1Author Commented:
I tried this disk -l it couldn't find the command but I managed to see what I wanted with df -h
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yuriskCommented:
 fdisk -l
NOT disk -l

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xDamoxCommented:
Hi,

> /hda1   2.2 GB
> /hda2   7.8GB
> /hdb   202 GB

This indecates you have two HDD the first primary hard drive has been partitioned into two hence 1 and 2 at the
end of them and hdb is the second HDD and is the slave.
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