New UFS volume already using 1.35 GB after reformat

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Marcus K, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Marcus K macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007

    I recently installed Mac OS X Tiger on an iBook G4 with a 27.9 GB hard disk drive. I have always used Mac OS Extended, but I wanted to try UFS. After erasing the drive using UNIX File System as volume format, I noted that 1.35 GB was already in use.

    I connected the computer to an external drive and booted into Mac OS X. Finder told med the same thing as Disk Utility. I used Terminal, but even when using ls -la on the UFS volume, I couldn't find any large files.

    What is those 1.35 GB used for, and where are they?
  2. Thinine macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2002
    Who knows. Just go back to HFS+ (Journaled), it's faster anyway.
  3. sfisher macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    Albuquerque, NM USA
    Interesting. Does df -h from a terminal prompt tell you that much is used also? As root, going to the root directory (/) and doing du -sh * will show how much is used in each directory.
  4. Marcus K thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    I know. I went back to HFS+ (case-sensitive of course), but I might try UFS on one of my other Macs.
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Any particular reason you went with a case sensitive file system rather than the standard option?

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