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Old 08-10-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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usb hard disk has 57% usage after formatted...


I just re-formatted a 120GB usb hard disk with a FAT32-LBA fs, and It always shows an usage of 57% even if it has data or not...
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df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1             115G   66G   50G  57% /mnt/usb-storage
How can I have the system to have usable the whole 115GB of that usb device?

Thanks

Aldo
 
Old 08-10-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Sometimes df may calculate free space incorrectly. Use du and subtract the used amount with maximum data capacity.

What format options did you use for mkdosfs?
 
Old 08-10-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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I just fix some partition table issues with a boot utilities cdrom, and now it is working as spected!

Thanks

Aldo
 
  


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