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BrainStorm Cool Tip: Checking Disk Space

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Posted: 21 Jun 2005

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Checking Disk Space

Often before you install a new program or decide to store a large amount of data on your computer, you'll need to know how much disk space you have left. The Novell Linux Desktop uses the System Monitor to show you how much disk space you have available on all your mounted devices. Follow the steps below to open and interpret the System Monitor:

  1. From the Programs menu on the top panel, select System Tools -> System Monitor.
  2. Click the Resource Monitor tab.

  3. You will immediately see the CPU History and the Memory and Swap History graphs.
  4. Look at the Devices area below the graphs.
  5. Select a device.

  6. The Total column shows the amount of space available.
  7. The Used column shows a bar representing the amount of space used and the actual number of bytes used.
  8. The difference between the numbers in the Total and Used columns is the amount of disk space remaining.
  9. Click the X in the upper right-hand corner to close the System Monitor.

You can check the amount of disk space left in a removable device by opening the device and checking the status bar at the bottom of the window.

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