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Re: removing EISA partition (SOLVED



That used spaced was reserved for root by mkfs when the
partition was created. The mkfs command displays a message to that
effect.
When you create a partition mkfs says something like (numbers for
example only):
"66970 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user"

You can change the reserved block count percentage to 0% for a
partition
you already created with:
	# tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sdaX

Or, create the filesystem with:
	# mkfs -t ext2 -m 0 /dev/sdaX

man mkfs.ext2
       -m reserved-blocks-percentage
              Specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved
for the
              super-user.   This  avoids  fragmentation, and allows
root-owned
              daemons, such as syslogd(8), to continue to  function
correctly
after non-privileged processes are prevented from
writing
to the
              filesystem.  The default percentage is 5%.

So, its a good thing to have that reserved space.
The disk is big enough, let it be.

Read the tune2fs and mkfs man pages or eSearch the keywords to learn
more.
~af

OK. I see.
I'll do nothing with it. Actually a friend of mine has a bigger hard drive he doesn't need. It's 160 GB HDD. I'm going to install F10 on it as soon as I have it. Anyway, thanks for your help. Appreciate that.
--
Hiisi.


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