df -k shows no space left, even after i delete things. Always 100% use Disappearing hard drive space! :(
Posted on 2004-04-27
I recently was doing some cp -R and some deletions of files when installing XFree 4.4, so that now I have a strange error - even when I delete files, my hard drive shows that 100% of disk space is used. I can delete more and more files, but it still always shows 100% usage.
[root@icecream root]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 8127808 7911328 0 100% /
/dev/sda1 101089 15059 80811 16% /boot
none 256672 0 256672 0% /dev/shm
[root@icecream root]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 7.8G 7.6G 0 100% /
/dev/sda1 99M 15M 79M 16% /boot
none 251M 0 251M 0% /dev/shm
Are some examples. I can still write stuff / copy stuff using root until the sda2 used is the actual number of 1k-blocks. However, when another user (regular user) tries to write to the disk, it says the disk is full.
What might be the problem?