Unusual partition

Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Wed May 21 22:59:43 UTC 2008

On Wed May 21 2008 15:34:13 Karl Larsen wrote:
>     I am still having trouble with rsync and it leads to this. I have a
> partition I am back up to that is /dev/sda1 which is a SATA hard drive.
> The partition is only 3.5 Gb by intention. It should be large enough.
> But now this.
>     When I do a "df" I find 3% of the partition is used up by something:
> /dev/sda1              3557744     72672   3304344   3% /mnt
> The lost at found is 26K.
> Why are these things already in the partition right after a format?

Possibly reserved blocks.  Certainly inodes.

You could use "mke2fs -N 1 -m 0 -b 4096 /dev/sda1" if you wished but
the resulting filesystem would be of limited utility.

--Mike Bird

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