OK, I was dumb. I have two drives hhd and ssd. The ssd was to full so I moved home to the HHD but messed it up. After recovering from my problems I found that the root SSD drive still has 12 gb (size of home) missing. How do I get it back.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
DF -ha /dev/sdb2 93G 87G 1,6G 99% /
I’m not sure I understand you correctly, but if you are saying that you had expected your root filesystem to have regained 12 GiB of free space after moving the contents of /home to the other drive, then you most likely didn’t move those contents, but you rather copied them.
In that case, you need to empty the directory /home on the root filesystem, but given that /home is now a mountpoint for the volume on the other drive, the contents of that directory are now hidden by the contents of the other volume. Therefore, you’re going to have to bind-mount the root filesystem in order to clean that out.
Because the normal/active system runs with a partition mounted at /home, but by bind-mounting the root directory ─ note: “directory”, not “filesystem” ─ to /mnt, you are making the contents of the root filesystem itself available at a second location, namely under /mnt, without that the filesystem mounted at /home is included in that bind-mount.
As such, the directory /mnt/home will show you what is in the directory /home when the filesystem for /home isn’t mounted.
It was a typo in my previous post, which I have now corrected. It should be /mnt/home/*.
OK, none of that worked as it should but still after rebooting DF is reporting as it should.
/dev/sdb2 93G 76G 13G 87% /
But Filelight is saying that / root is 85.1 Gib and 100% full. ???
I am confused still. LOL.