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Old 08-17-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Do i have unpartitioned space?


Hi Guys,

I recently did a short redhat linux course, part of the course was partitioning using fdisk. The course was very fast paced and i'm still a little stuck with something.

One of the things we were asked to do was issue the command:

fdisk -l

we were then asked to calculate the free 'unpartitioned' space on the drive using the output of the command above. Below is the output:

*************************************************************************************************

Disk /dev/hda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1020 8193118+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1021 10429 75577792+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1021 8669 61440561 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 8670 9434 6144831 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda7 10328 10429 819283+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 9435 10326 7164958+ 83 Linux



Partition table entries are not in disk order

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How do i calculate the free unpartitioned space using this information?

I know this may be a basic problem, but i have very limited linux experience.

any help would be much appreciated

Thanks....
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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looks like you have 12161 cylinders and you used 10429?
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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how do i work that out in mb please

Thanks
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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Disk /dev/hda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:44 PM   #5
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Thanks very much,

i kind of missed that...
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:00 PM   #6
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Your welcome very much,I was just quessing anyway~
 
  


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