Re: Partition information as text file?
- Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 21:36:51 +0100
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Partition information as text file?
Le 27/01/2019 à 21:08, Richard Hector a écrit :
On 27/01/19 4:45 AM, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
Le 26/01/2019 à 16:12, Richard Owlett a écrit :
But I still need to know how much of each partition is used/unused.
Usually, all of a partition is used. If the partition contains a
filesystem, swap area, RAID member or LVM physical volume, these data
structures use all the partition space.
Not necessarily - eg if you've extended the partition and not the
filesystem, it doesn't.
Of course there are exceptions. This is why I wrote "usually".
But this space is not accounted as available/free in the partition
table, nor is it accounted as used/unused in the filesystem. Gparted
would not display it. Unless it is a transient state, it is just wasted
It's probably possible to specify the fs size at creation
Yes, some filesystem creation tools allow to specify the size.