Same partition different size were reported by hardware browser and df

Barry Yu barryyupuilee at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 4 21:09:22 UTC 2005


Rick Stevens wrote:

> Barry Yu wrote:
>
>> Paul Howarth wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 17:16 -0700, Barry Yu wrote:
>>>  
>>>
>>>> One machine I installed fc3 in a partition where 25 gb was 
>>>> reserved, I found that;
>>>>
>>>> Using hardware browser to see that partition, size 25gb was 
>>>> reported ( This is correct size)
>>>>
>>>> Using df  -h   /dev/hda10;
>>>>
>>>>   Filesystem      size      used      Available      Used %      
>>>> Mounted on
>>>>   /dev/hda10      15g      6.9g      6.9g               
>>>> 51%            /
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Using fdisk;
>>>>                              Start         End               
>>>> Blocks                Id
>>>>   /dev/hda10           4264         7451            
>>>> 25607578+         83      linux
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> It looks like you have a 15G filesystem on a 25G partition. Did you
>>> increase the partition size at some point?
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>> What is wrong ? This machine after used for a week, a message 
>>>> telling that the partition is full (15gb is used up), and I found 
>>>> that under /mnt/ms/ folder there were still some contents supposed 
>>>> should have been umounted, even I umount it again, the contents are 
>>>> still there! I think it has something to do with misreported 
>>>> partition size as above mentioned.
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I think the two are unrelated. This probably happened because you 
>>> copied
>>> some files to /mnt/ms when the filesystem you usually have mounted 
>>> there
>>> was not mounted, so those files are actually in the root partition.
>>>
>>> Paul.
>>>  
>>>
>> I did not increase partition size ever since I made this partition at 
>> 25 gb, and I stalled fc3 on it for 2 weeks and I found this happened.
>
>
> Is this the ONLY partition, or do you have others such as one for /var?
> If so, what is the exact message you're getting?
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I had 3 partitions ; /swap, /home and /, the only message I've got was 
telling me that the partition is full and I found out that all 15 gb in 
the partition hold / is used  up - I installed everything.




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