[CentOS] Re: SIze of reformatted USB drive

Thu Sep 25 23:48:36 UTC 2008
Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 19:40, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
>> Does this makes sense that ext3 has less available space than fat32?
> Ext3 reserves some space for root by default. I think it is like 5 or 10 %.
> That might be it.

5% by default.

You can change it to 1% for your filesystem with this command:

tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sda1