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

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Fri Jul 4 12:08:01 UTC 2008

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.

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