I have 3 primary partitions on my main drive (2 are primary, 1 is extended and has 3 logical partitions in it). The drive has a legacy BIOS/MBR partition table. The first 2 primaries have OSes in them (Win7 and PC-BSD). The first 2 of the logicals are empty and formatted as NTFS. The 3rd logical is 550GB Ext4 and will soon have Arch installed into it. I created/formatted the partitions with GParted, in advance, before installing any OSes, to avoid any visible free space gaps between the partitions (don't know why, but it irritates me to no end, and I go to long lengths to avoid it).
I also have a 2nd internal drive in my laptop, which has partitions with varying filesystems, including numerous Ext4 Linuxes, and when I initially created them their empty filesystems didn't consume such a large portion of the partition (usually 100MB or less). So it confounds the crap out of me that the partition prepared for Arch has nothing in it, yet it shows 8GB as being used.
I'm wondering if someone can shed some light on this.
Thanks in advance!