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Old 10-18-2002, 01:55 AM   #1
rajgopalhg
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Unhappy Disk space wastage 73 GB Hard disk


Hi Guys and Gals,

I have formatted 73 GB seagate SCSI hard disk in Red Hat Linux 7.3 ext3 file system. It is showing only 63 GB. I am unable to use
10 GB of disk space which is totally wasted.
Please help me in this regard.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 04:29 AM   #2
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it'll be due to block sizes and so forth, there's nothing you can do about it, except maybe splitting it into a number of smaller partitions and then using a smaller blocksize when you format.

have a look at these pages http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Partition/formating.html
http://developer.novell.com/research...june/03/04.htm
 
Old 10-18-2002, 03:41 PM   #3
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Yep, use reiserFS it formats the disk in 1kb chunks, if you plan on creating small files (like html's, text files, etc.) you can't go wrong with reiserFS.
 
  


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