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Old 12-28-2004, 12:13 PM   #1
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Missing Space?


My DF report shows the following

/dev/hda5 21G 15G 4.4G 78% /

If I have 21GB of total space and used 15GB, how do I only have 4.4GB of space left?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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Assuming an ext2/3 filesystem by default when created 5% is reserved for root use only which does not show up as used. In your case it is ~1GB. Reserved space reduces fragmentation and if the filesystem is full allows root to login. You can adjust the amount of reserved space using the tune2fs command.
 
  


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