Disk Useage Analyzer Says I Have 60 GB of Hard Disk, When It Is Actually A 40 GB Hard Disk. Why?

Asked by Bernie Medina

 Greetings! I'm somewhat disconcerted since I upgraded from Ubuntu v.7.10 to V. 8.04, I've noticed that the Disk Usage Analyzer reads that my laptop's total storage space is 60 GB, when it is actually a 40 GB disk drive. What is wrong? A friend has a similar issue and he believes Ubuntu V.8.04 is "compressing" all the data and sort of "expands" the hard drive capability. This would be big news I would think, and sounds to good to be true. Can someone please explain or advise? Other than this small detail, I think Ubuntu is the best thing since "sliced bread"! Kudos to all those involved with Ubuntu! Warm regards and thank you all for your attention. Canonical Rulz!! :)

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Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) said :

I have this issue too, and have decided to just ignore it. I assume this will be fixed for future releases.

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Ed (ed0004) said :

I dont know, but sometimes that happens with my plug-and play BIOS> it says i have a 160GB HDD when its only 50.

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Endolith (endolith) said :

Is this your issue?

"Just disable gvfs-fuse-deamon in Preferences."

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