View Full Version : free hd space

26th October 2006, 11:22 PM
in gnome-system-monitor, under the tab that lists all the drive partitions and their free/used space, it lists a column for free space and one for avalible space.

on my vfat partitions these valuses are the same, but on the ext3 partitions, there is a large discrepancy.
for instance, on a 35 gb partition, the avalible space is ~1.5 gb less than the free space. on my 14gb partition there is ~800mb less "avalible" space than "free" space.

what is the difference between the two? what is going on? [FC5]

27th October 2006, 07:02 AM
5% is reserved for the root user for safety in case things really fill up.