3356Mounting problem - size difference and storage "black holes"
- Jun 27, 2009Dear gnubsilers, hello again.
I need some advice, regarding a mount problem.
I am using a 2 year old Toshiba Satellite laptop - and it mostly functions greatly.
I run an Ubuntu 8.10 (the latest as far as I know) with a 2.6.27-14-generic Kernel version (again, latest).
The reason I mentioned having a laptop is the space issue. Having a laptop with only(?) 80 Gigs mean that storage is a critical issue.
"Historically" this computer came with MS Shitsta installed on it.
When I installed Ubuntu, I initially reserved a 10G partition not be touched by GParted. Can't remember why...
Now I want this precious HD real-estate, accounting for some 15% of my total storage.
So I went to GParted, and chose the "ext3" option on this partition /dev/sda2.
I then updated my 'fstab' file accordingly adding the following line:
/dev/sda2 /mnt/data ext3 defaults 0 2
Following boots, it seems to work well. The problem I have is about a storage "black hole" regarding this partition.
When the partition is mounted as ext3 (like now) df says it has 155M of occupied space.
When I 'ls -l' the mount-point, there's nothing there.
In the meanwhile, GParted says that the partition is over 320M occupied.
Now I'm not petty - but 300M is some room for storage, and so are 150M; But most of all I'm buffeled.
I'm uncertain as to what's going on.
Further more, if I use GParted to format the partition to 'fat32', both df and GParted agree - that nothing is taken up - or so I understand.
What's going on. What should I do?
P.S. I ran fsck on this partition - it is OK.
(I attached screen outputs showing this blackhole issue)
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