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Re: available disk space displaying error? (df)



On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 01:28:57PM +0200, dogmad wrote:
> I'm sure I do have a lot of free disk space, but my df output is:
> Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda7            -1848747039517         1         0  19% /
> /dev/hda6            -1848747039517         1         0  31% /home
> /dev/hda2            -527905053080         1         0  68% /mnt/hda2
> 
> from different OS i get:
> /dev/hda2              2016044   1282844    630788  68% /
> whitch seems to be correct.
> 
> I was able to repeat few times:
> cat a >> b; cat b >> a,
> so I really have space on my hda.
> 
> I've overriden df so that it printed (hartcoded) correct information,
> but some installers (for ex. ZendStudio, and mysql-server 4.0)
> still claimed that there is no enough room...
> 
> Anyone have any idea what's going on? (i know that '-' is from overflow, 
> byt hda7 has 7GB and hda2 only 2GB...)

This is a known problem.  I'm gonna guess that you are using Woody and
you manually upgraded your libc6 package.

Apt-get install the 'stat' package, and write a Perl script named df
that works :)

Or just go Sarge/Etch/Sid. Etch does not exist, but it will Real Soon
Now.

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