missing hard drive space

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Sun Apr 19 11:05:25 UTC 2009

MG wrote:
> root at THUNDERCAT1:/home/max# df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda1             149G   10G  131G   8% /
> tmpfs                 505M     0  505M   0% /lib/init/rw
> varrun                505M  220K  505M   1% /var/run
> varlock               505M     0  505M   0% /var/lock
> udev                  505M  2.9M  502M   1% /dev
> tmpfs                 505M  428K  504M   1% /dev/shm
> lrm                   505M  2.0M  503M   1% 
> /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile
> none                  505M     0  505M   0% /mnt/ramfs
> /dev/sdd1             3.1G  1.6G  1.5G  52% /media/disk
> /dev/sdb1             373G  344G   29G  93% /media/FREECOM HDD
> /dev/loop0            404M  404M     0 100% /media/cdrom0
Hi Max,

thanks for the df -h output.

When we combine this with your fstab, that means to me:

-You are using an internal Harddisk with about 150 GB for all of your 
Of this, about 8% are used.

-You are also using a swap partition (from fstab)

So there is absolutely nothing to worry here.

(Please note: It is a really bad idea not to have a separate partition 
for /home, but this is not our topic here)

-Furthermore you are using most probably an external disk (Freecom HD), 
about 380 GB size, of which 93% are used, i.e. it is currently nearly 
fully used up.

Lastly there is a device /media/disk with about 3 GB size, maybe an usb 
thumbstick or an SD card, of which 52% are currently used.

Is this about correct? If so, what exactly is your concern?

Kind regards

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