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nikosgevre 10-26-2012 08:29 AM

partition problem after dual booting fedora 17 with windows 7
 
i had preinstalled windows 7 on my toshiba satelite p755-10k and then i installed fedora 17. after completing the installation and done the partition wright, i had 600GB HDD and gave fedora 50GB and the rest on windows 7, i have lost most of the free space of the 600GB HDD. windows 7 has 88,5GB and fedora has 50GB.
from the fedora system settings i can see that there is a free space of about 400+ GB but i can not find this space anywhere and i can't save files in it neither from fedora or windows.
please i need help!!
thank you.

s4sarah 10-26-2012 08:46 AM

Can you login in Linux and tell us the output of

Code:

df -h
and

Code:

fdisk -l

A disk can have a maximum of four Primary Partitions, of which only one can be 'Active' at any one time.

nikosgevre 10-26-2012 10:21 AM

this is all i get after typing the codes:

[nikos@nikosgevre ~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs 50G 5.2G 45G 11% /
devtmpfs 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 1.9G 92K 1.9G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 1.9G 1.3M 1.9G 1% /run
/dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_root 50G 5.2G 45G 11% /
tmpfs 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /media
/dev/sda5 497M 86M 387M 19% /boot
/dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_home 431G 7.1G 402G 2% /home

and:

[root@nikosgevre nikos]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe8a86ad6

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda2 3074048 197877759 97401856 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 1219186688 1250260991 15537152 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 197877760 1219186687 510654464 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 197879808 198903807 512000 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 198905856 1219186687 510140416 8e Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_swap: 6207 MB, 6207569920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 754 cylinders, total 12124160 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_root: 53.7 GB, 53687091200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 6527 cylinders, total 104857600 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_home: 462.5 GB, 462480736256 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 56226 cylinders, total 903282688 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

[root@nikosgevre nikos]#

syg00 10-26-2012 03:26 PM

In future use tags when posting output - it keeps the formatting and makes it readable for the rest of us.
Code:

$ df -h
Filesystem                        Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                              50G  5.2G  45G  11% /
devtmpfs                          1.9G    0  1.9G  0% /dev
tmpfs                              1.9G  92K  1.9G  1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                              1.9G  1.3M  1.9G  1% /run
/dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_root  50G  5.2G  45G  11% /
tmpfs                              1.9G    0  1.9G  0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs                              1.9G    0  1.9G  0% /media
/dev/sda5                          497M  86M  387M  19% /boot
/dev/mapper/vg_nikosgevre-lv_home  431G  7.1G  402G  2% /home

Now maybe you can see where all the space went - your /home, which is for personal files (videos, songs, ...).
I'm guessing you did one of the "Install alongside current" type install, and Fedora decided this was the "best" setup.

Partitions/filesystems can be resized to whatever you want, but with LVM involved it gets awkward. When I install (Fedora includede) I always pre-allocate the partitions as I want them before I start.

JaseP 10-26-2012 03:52 PM

I found a guide that may help;
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/19...for-fedora-17/

Oh, and I recall something about Grub and the boot partition not being more than 500GB from the first sector...


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