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RH 5.5 32bit on VM 4.1 disk space missing

 
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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.)
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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.
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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.

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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