I just installed a new SSD in my system, created a ext4 partition and mounted it. It shows up as mounted, but when I enter df -h, it shows up as a loop device:

mount: /dev/sde1 on /mnt/new type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)

df -h: /dev/loop5 62G 53M 59G 1% /mnt/new

Notice the size of only 62G for a 2TB drive.

What is going on here?

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    Please add the output of sudo gdisk -l /dev/sde to your original posting. Partitions may be made any size, and you may have more of them than one.
    – ubfan1
    Sep 18, 2023 at 17:07


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