[CentOS] How do I check the real size of a filesystem?

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Fri Jul 4 13:25:35 UTC 2008


On Friday 04 July 2008, Kevin Thorpe wrote:
> > Kevin Thorpe wrote:
> > > I'm having a spot of bother with a large (900GB) partition.
> > > fdisk claims it's 900GB. I made an ext3 fs on it and df says it's
>
> only
>
> > > 94GB. Which is correct? Or did I do something wrong?
> >
> > If this partition is on a LARGER drive, you may need to use
> > parted and
> > not fdisk to create your partitions.  Large drives need gpt
> > labels and
> > are not able to be partitioned with fdisk.
> >
> > However, that is not usually a problem with 900GB drive.
>
> parted claims it's 879GB so the partition appears to be ok. Have I
> managed to format a small filesystem on a large partition?

How big is the drive/device on which you have created this partition?

/Peter
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