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Hi I'm a new Ubuntu user currently on 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and I have problem with File System available space. I Installed it inside windows to another hdd I have. I have 2 disks 1 60GB SSD and 1 1TB common one partitioned in 2: 100GB for Ubuntu and the rest-other as storage. Now when I go to Places "Computer" I can see a total of 4 disk references: 1.0TB Hard Disk E. Opening is my storage partition everything ok. next are my 2 windows partitions on my SSD no problem with that either. Finally File System Partition which reports the following thing upon properties click: 431,858 items, totalling 141.1 TB (some contents unreadable)

this can't be since my partition that has Ubuntu is a fair 100GB space and this thing reads 141.1 TB which is insane. What's happening here? Thanks in advance, Therman

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Well, if a filesystem reports wrong amount of space used and some of its contents is unreadable it suggests a corrupted filesystem - possibly caused by your hard drive failing.

First of all, make sure you have a recent backup of all your important files. Then you can boot from an Ubuntu LiveCD and use smartctl to see S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard drive and run fsck to find/fix filesystem errors (provided that hardware is ok, otherwise it make no sense to fix them)

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