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RH 5.5 32bit on VM 4.1 disk space missing

RH 5.5 32bit on VM 4.1 disk space missing

When I install RH in a VM I have thick partitioned 8 gigs. When I log in, the / only shows 3.9 gigs of space (the install size) and I have no room to install any apps. The vdmk file shows as the 8 gigs I allocated. Where did it go. (I let the system autopartion on the install I figured it would take all the space available.)
3 REPLIES
Elmar P. Kolkman
Honored Contributor

Re: RH 5.5 32bit on VM 4.1 disk space missing

This looks like the rest of the diskspace is in swap.

Do, as root:
# fdisk -l

It will report all partitions.

Also: are you using LVM? If so, run:
# vgs

It will report if there is free space in your volumegroup.
Every problem has at least one solution. Only some solutions are harder to find.
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: RH 5.5 32bit on VM 4.1 disk space missing

You can also check the swap space to see a huge memory reserved ?
# free -m

to see in MBytes.

Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: RH 5.5 32bit on VM 4.1 disk space missing

On second though,

you can use du to see if any extra files OR anf nfs mounts usage; AND their high usage values:

# du -k /* |sort -n