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Unlock more space form your hard drive

Terminal - Unlock more space form your hard drive
tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sda6
2011-12-07 10:20:01
User: Dhinesh
Functions: tune2fs
Unlock more space form your hard drive

This command changes the reserved space for privileged process on '/dev/sda' to 1 per cent.


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Terminal - Alternatives

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Use the value 0 for the -m switch to get max space for all users.

Comment by qiet72 242 weeks and 3 days ago

warning: don't use '-m 0' on the same filesystem as the OS (ie. where /var or /tmp is mounted). The point of reserving space for uid:0 is to make sure that system-maintenance daemons can still get work done when the users are getting "no space left on device" errors.

Otherwise, it's a good idea for filesystems you occasionally mount, like portable harddrives on USB.

Comment by Mozai 242 weeks ago

Ah, the joys of the ext-based family of filesystems. You don't get this crap with ReiserFS, BtrFS, XFS or JFS. Any ext4 filesystem I create gets "-m 0" by default on all filesystems.

Comment by atoponce 241 weeks and 6 days ago

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