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Linux shows incorrect disk space?

By lamentofking ·
Ok I'm using WINE for linux and I am installing halo. when halo shows where i can install it won't let me because it says I don't have the required disk space even though I have more than 1 gb left. Does anybody know how to fix this? Regardless of how it plays, I just want to play it on linux.

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It might be ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Linux shows incorrect dis ...

That you don't have sufficient space for all the Temp files that Halo will generate 'on the fly' AFTER it is installed, when you start to run it.

Microsoft games are notorious for using their own 'extra' space, just as Windows is.

1GB does seem a bit tight for anything that uses Temp files.

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According to Microsoft, it appears you DON'T have enough space ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Linux shows incorrect dis ...

Minimum system requirements
? Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP.
? Computer/Processor: 733 megahertz (MHz) processor.
? DirectX: DirectX? 9.0 or later. (DirectX 9.0b is installed by Halo.)
? Memory: 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM.
? Hard Disk: 1.2 gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space.
? Video card: 32 MB with 3D Transform and Lighting capable.
? C 8X.
? Sound: Sound card, speakers, or headphones with multiplayer play.
? *56.6 Kilobytes per second (KBps) modem or 10 MB network adapter. Multiplayer servers require broadband to run a server.
? *Additionally, you must have an Internet Service provider (ISP) or a Local Area Network (LAN), if you want to play multi-player games.

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I do have enough space

by lamentofking In reply to According to Microsoft, i ...

On my hd, i have about 5 gb left. on the ufd, which runs ubuntu linux 8.0.4, i have 1.25 gb left or thats what windows says anyway. Linux even shows the full capacity of my hd. When I go to install on my hd which has windows from linux it says theres not enough space on the hd. And this is the custom edition of the game too which when installed doesn't even take up 500 mb! I have more than double the space on the ufd and the hd. I mean I'm just using the hd to keep all my linux stuff that i download. So can I fix this problem?

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Binary or Decimal gigabytes, that is the question ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I do have enough space

For argument's sake, let's suppose that Microsoft is talking about 1.2 binary gigabytes and Linux is reporting 1.25 decimal gigabytes then by my reckoning you don't have enough space.

If your allocated space within the Linux partition is presently occupied by "Linux stuff" that you've downloaded, why not dump some of it out to an optical drive to free up another 1GB of space ?

Otherwise you'll be running round the houses all weekend looking for a solution that may not be attainable.

Is this 'Custom Edition' kosher ?
Because I've never heard of it.


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i think you misunderstood

by lamentofking In reply to Binary or Decimal gigabyt ...

my linux partition is on a 2 gb ufd, and thats all that is on there. my xp partition is on a 40 gb hd. windows says i have 1.25 gb on the linux partition. everthing i download for linux i store on the hd in the c:\linux directory. im using wine for linux to run exes. halo custom edition is a multiplayer version of halo combat evolved. And thats all it is. Doesn't have the campaign mode but everything else is ok. so can i fix this disk space issue?

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Likely problem resolution

by Madlewtor In reply to Linux shows incorrect dis ...

Even though your problem is slightly different than the one I experienced, I managed to locate the missing files in the /var/crash/* directory. It seems that we had a scsi disk that was partitioned into several pieces and one happened to be a /var mount. As the system was being reboot, it would unmount /var and then crash. Linux stores crash dumps in /var/crash/* directory, and seeing how /var was unmounted, it still placed the files in that location (as expected). Upon rebooting the server, the system would once again mount /var over top of where the crash dumps were being saved. This resulted in the inability to "find" the missing disk space, even though the output from df was not correlating with the output from du -s when executed from /

I hope this helps someone.

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Not only a ZOMBIE ALERT!!!!! but also - Pardon ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Likely problem resolution

I can't help but feel that you've answered the wrong thread.

I fail to see what your answer has to do with this aged question.

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