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since /usr and /mnt are different partitions, they shouldn't be included in the total count right? unless my math is really off, all the rest adds up to less than 1 gigabyte! why does df say my 5.7 gb partition is almost full??
i'd really appreciate any help people can give on this, since having a full / partition is bound to be a problem. thanks,
i understand that, which is why i ignored the 7.7G and 2.3G associated with /mnt and /usr, respectively. I'm wondering why the rest of the values add up to less than 1G when df claims they add up to 5.1G. Since I would rather solve this problem than get into an argument, here are the results of what you suggest:
bin dev fonts home lost+found opt root tmp var
boot etc freetype-2.1.4 lib mnt proc sbin usr
bash-2.05b# du -sh /bin
bash-2.05b# du -sh /boot
bash-2.05b# du -sh /dev
bash-2.05b# du -sh /etc
bash-2.05b# du -sh /fonts
bash-2.05b# du -sh /freetype-2.1.4/
bash-2.05b# du -sh home
bash-2.05b# du -sh /lib
bash-2.05b# du -sh /lost+found/
bash-2.05b# du -sh /opt
bash-2.05b# du -sh /proc
du: `/proc/2554/fd/4': No such file or directory
bash-2.05b# du -sh /root
bash-2.05b# du -sh /sbin
bash-2.05b# du -sh /tmp
bash-2.05b# du -sh /var
these have the same numbers as those I posted above, and do not include /usr or /mnt because those are separate partitions which should not affect the free space on my / partition. As you can see, these add up to less than 1G. Any ideas?