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Old 11-19-2003, 11:19 PM   #1
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Why my 80 gig hard drive only shows 70 gig?

Why my 80 gig hard drive only shows 70 gig in capacity (shown via KDiskFree utility)? I know that some spaces are used for format, but my 80 gig hard drive shows 75 gig capacity in my Windows 2000 system. This is like 5 gig difference (almost 10%). It's kind of a lot difference, isn't it?
Old 11-19-2003, 11:27 PM   #2
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And how big is your swap file? Do you have seperate home and usr partitions? Did you not choose your full drive when you installed?
Old 11-19-2003, 11:48 PM   #3
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This is my second hard drive, I put my swap in my master hard drive. I mount my master on /, and my slave on /usr/local. That means my /usr is in my /dev/hda correct? Below is the snapshot of the fdisk display.

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 9729 78148192 83 Linux
Old 11-19-2003, 11:54 PM   #4
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do df -h and it will show us all your partitions. Most likely you have another partition just taking up space.


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