I deleted a big extended partition containing an ntfs logical partition with high percentage of occupied space and from that extended partition I made a new, smaller extended part. In it I created an ext4 logical partition .
The newly created ext4 logical partition however comes with 1.75 GB already occupied. I have tried deleting and recreating the partition but the occupied space just keeps coming back. I did the following to search for clues but no joy.
sudo du -h -s /media/hrmount/ 20K /media/hrmount/
sudo du -h -a /media/hrmount 16K /media/hrmount/lost+found 20K /media/hrmount/
sudo du -h -a /media/hrmount/lost+found/ 16K /media/hrmount/lost+found/
the commands might seem redundant but I'm just blindly trying to figure this out.
I also ran :
fsck -V /dev/sdb5 fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 [/sbin/fsck.ext4 (1) -- /media/hrmount] fsck.ext4 /dev/sdb5 e2fsck 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdb5: clean, 11/6553600 files, 459349/26214400 blocks
and the relevant output from
/dev/sdb5 100G 1.7G 94G 2% /media/hrmount
I am quite sure that I will get rid of that occupied space by formatting the partition but what i want to know is what is causing that occupied space in also what it actually contains. Please help me find more clues to solve this puzzle. Thank you.