I'm experiencing a really strange, and dangerous if let alone, issue in LMDE 2012 XFCE release.
If I check disk space (via thunar) I get inconsistents values, like:
- used space 26GB, free spade 12GB (on a 32GB ext3 root partition)
If I check disk space (via df) I get apparently correct values, like:
- used space 20GB, free spade 12GB (on the same partition)
If I manually check some directories where I have big files, I see a total of 18GB of files, so adding the OS/Programs used space (4GB or more, as reported by GParted on a fresh install) the used space becames at least 22GB.
Then I created a 96GB ext3 partition with GParted, and after mounting it it is just 89,5GB...
*** EDIT ***
It checked this with LMDE 2012 MATE, the values are consistent (Gparted, df, file browser), and the ) 96GB partition is 96GB, so this issue applys to LMDE XFCE only. It didn't happens with Ubuntu Maverick, the distro I used before on that box.
I checked the HDD, partitions, etc (just in case), all is ok, but still I can't get a proper report of used and free space, reporting free space where there is not is really dangerous. True, it's a small 32GB partition for testing pourpouse, but I happened to actually run out of space, and it isn't funny until you fix it.
Something must be really wrong here, I'd really appreciate some help here... Thanks a lot.
Last edited by piovrauz
on Fri May 04, 2012 7:08 am, edited 2 times in total.