11 hours ago
my /var partition is close to 100% full, according to df -h
[email protected]:/var/lib# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 4.7G 600M 3.9G 14% /
/dev/sda7 9.3G 8.7G 94M 99% /var
However, when I run a du -sh, I am using less than 2GB!
[email protected]:/var# du -sh *
Is this an Ubuntu 8.04 feature?
I have not modified the disk configuration in any way, and I was not the original installer. However, I'd like to know where that other 7GB of disk went, assuming someone has an idea...?
[email protected]:/var# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 499.9 GB, 499998320640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60788 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x789298fa
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 12 96358+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 13 60786 488167155 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 13 620 4883728+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 621 1228 4883728+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 1229 2444 9767488+ 83 Linux <<<<< /var
/dev/sda8 2445 3173 5855661 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 3174 60786 462776391 83 Linux
I've also checked /usr, yet its math comes up correctly....
7 hours ago
I am not sure but i have an idea:
df means disk free, so it will show you how much of your disk is actually free.
du means disk used, so it will show you how much of your disk is actually used.
Could it be the case that only 2GB are actually used, but the rest of the space is already reserved for something? I know this problem from ram-related memory statistics, that there is confusion between used/reserved. Not sure with this though.
P.S.: Why exactly are you using a system that is 8 years old? Thats comparable to asking someone why something doesn't work on your windows 2000 machine!