View Full Version : [ubuntu] df -h - no avail space, strange problem

April 18th, 2010, 08:01 PM

I have a following problem. If I type df -h I get

magnus@debian:~/Downloads$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 9.7G 9.2G 0 100% /
tmpfs 760M 0 760M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10M 332K 9.7M 4% /dev
tmpfs 760M 12K 760M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 9.1G 6.6G 2.1G 77% /home
/dev/hda4 128G 126G 0 100% /home/magnus/stuff
6.4G 6.1G 321M 96% /media/truecrypt1

I can't save any new files because there is no avail. space.
However, as you can see not all space is Used.
If I remove any file avail. space will not change :|

I don't know what to do. Removing files doesn't help me. There is still 0 avail.

April 19th, 2010, 08:24 AM
keep in mind that 5% of disk space is reserved to root.

You can reclaim this space by

# tune2fs -m xxx /dev/sdXY

where xxx is the percent number that you would reserve (also 0 is accepted)

however it is not suggested for root filesystem.