Re: Problems when creating Live-boot usb stick

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On 07/09/2010 12:35 AM, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:41:29 +0900
> Abu Attar Musharih<[email protected]>  wrote:
> <snip>
>> It seems OK up to this point. The 8G is there. However, partitioning
>> with /sbin/fdisk and reformatting with mke2fs did not gave  8G.
>>> mke2fs -j /dev/sdb1 -L 8G-USB'
>> The browser shows only 6.8 G free. I should probably format with FAT32
>> OR perhaps the file browser of genome on FC7 failed to show the actual
>> amount of free space.
> Hi Abu:
> The apparent size difference could be in how the sizes are calculated.  One
> program may use the 1K = 1000 Bytes where the other may use 1K = 1024Bytes
> which would result in the latter displaying a smaller size.  Also, if you use a
> -h/-H switch (human readable format) the size approximation is frequently wrong.
> Hope this helps explain the size disparity.
> Tom

When you format an ext3/4 filesystem, 5% of the space is "reserved". 
Read the man page to find the switch that disables this space waste.



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