OpenSUSE Install :: /home And / Directories

Sep 14, 2010

In system info my ext4 /home directory shows total space of 51.7 gigs with 51.5 gigs available.

My ext4 / directory shows total space 19.7 gig and 7.7 gig free. Whenever I install anything it goes to the / (as guess root directory) In Dolphin it shows my /home directory but anything installed under that seems like it installs on the / directory.

If I have 51 gigs free where is it and how do I gain access?

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