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Run Partview partition size viewer in Puppy 4.1
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jrb


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct 2008, 14:25    Post subject:  Run Partview partition size viewer in Puppy 4.1  

One of the utilities I missed from Puppy 2 & 3 was partview, a graphic partition size viewer. It provided a quick easy way of seeing how full a partition was, even a way to watch as it was being filled.

Here is a pet that will install Partview to Puppy 4.1, or Puppy 4.0

It requires installatiion of:

http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/pet_packages-3/tcl-8.5a4nothreads.pet
http://www.puppylinux.ca/puppyfiles/pet_packages-3/tk-8.5a4nothreads.pet
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct 2008, 22:40    Post subject:  

Could you compare Partview with the Gdmap that comes with Puppy? (Menu -> Filesystem -> Gdmap graphical disk usage)
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 03:49    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
Could you compare Partview with the Gdmap that comes with Puppy? (Menu -> Filesystem -> Gdmap graphical disk usage)
Thanks. Smile

Not the same thing, unfortunately. Partview is great but it was left out of Dingo because it requires Tcl/Tk and the overhead of that wouldn't be justified for such a small application.

I use it all the time in 3.01, too, but I doubt it will make it into 4.2 on the same score. The new Pmount has all the info but without the graphical partition free space display. Gdmap is more about finding what files are using the space, not showing how much is free clearly and quickly.

Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct 2008, 13:38    Post subject:  

Thanks WhoDo, nicely put. I already have Tcl/Tk installed in Puppy 4.1 because I wanted to run bubbles, gemgame, tuxtype2 and tuxmath. Installing Partview as well was no problem.

I find it particularly valuable in operations where I'm pushing the limits of my partitions size. Running unleashed or compiling a new driver. I can watch the partition fill up and cancel the operation if need be.
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Feb 2009, 05:37    Post subject:  

Bonjour,
I would like to say i use Partview (translated in french for Toutou Linux) without any trouble in Puppy 4.20 alpha 3.
Just installed in /usr/sbin/
Cordialement Wink
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Feb 2009, 16:25    Post subject:  

esmourguit wrote:
Bonjour,
I would like to say i use Partview (translated in french for Toutou Linux) without any trouble in Puppy 4.20 alpha 3.
Just installed in /usr/sbin/
Cordialement Wink

Yep. Tcl/Tk is back in 4.20 and so is Partview (now)! Wink

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 02:57    Post subject: A tip for partview...  

In case some have forgotten, the way to adjust the position of partview so it doesn't hide behind your taskbar is as follows:

1. Use any text editor to open /usr/sbin/partview

2. Edit the second last line to get the correct geometry e.g
Code:
wm title . "Mounted partitions, sizes in Megabytes"
wm geometry . +90-65
df_check
I changed the default from +90-35 to the above so it would clear my Icewm taskbar.

3. Save the file and run partview to test.

Hope that helps

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2009, 07:48    Post subject:  

thanks for bringing this back!
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Feb 2009, 13:53    Post subject:  

Thank you jrb - I really missed partview in pup411 - now it's in, it works and it rocks Very Happy
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