In Storage, some "Free space" isn't available to the end user

Bug #1374134 reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2014-09-25
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ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Using rtm 65, it has been reported that the free space, as currently displayed, is not correct.

The category includes the space on all partitions, but it seems that the most interesting information is the space available for applications&data, so the space on the user partition only (said different "there is space available on the ro system partition that is counted as free but shouldn't")

Note that if we change the "free space" computation, to do what is described before, the total is not going to match the categories. We would need tweaks then, to what is taken into account, and how. One solution, in that case, would be to count the "free space on the system partition" as "Used by Ubuntu"

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AboutThisDevice#storage>: "
* 'Free space' (not including empty space that the user can’t put things in)
* 'Used by Ubuntu', or 'Reserved for Ubuntu' with the whole partition size if Ubuntu has a partition to itself"

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
importance: Undecided → High
description: updated
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
summary: - The storage design lacks specifics on the categories
+ In Storage, some "Free space" isn't available to the end user
description: updated
Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

This was fixed shortly after the time of the report

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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