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The disk label type is the type of Master Boot Record. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record. The disk identifier is a randomly generated number stuck onto the MBR. In terms of tools for looking at disks, fdisk is on it way to being deprecated if it isn't already so. parted is the replacement for fdisk and gparted can be used to provide a ...


The post is a bit old, but I ran through exactly the same problem (Debian as well) and running the following command as root solved it: apt-get clean it released 2G of rootfs in my case (god knows why). I got this hint from the following link, which seems very comprehensive: https://wiki.maemo.org/Free_up_rootfs_space

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