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Old 02-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
mackissack
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Format hard drive in Fedora 12


Hello.
I have a 120 GB hard drive.
It was holding a Fedora 11 Linux filesystem.
I think it had been formatted under ext3.

I tried to upgrade to Fedora 12 and after finishing, while booting up, system crashed.
And from then on, only 3 folders could be seen, one of the named "lost+found".
But no data could be found.

There was a lot of information there, big part of which I had saved in an other location.
So, I purchased a 500 GB new drive and installed Fedora 12 from scratch.
I left the 120 GB drive as a spare drive.

Well, considering it already had a Linux filesystem, I decided to format it to use it again.
However, after formatting it, it shows having 190 MB of free space.

Questions:
1) Where did the rest of the 199880 MB go?
-It is a joke; doesn't bother me but I can't imagine anyway

2) What do I do now?
I would like those 120 GBB back

Best regards
 
Old 02-15-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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How did you format the drive?
I would suggest to use gparted.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick answer, repo.
I just right clicked on the icon showing the disk on the desktop.

The alternate menu showed the Format option which I selected.
The result was those 190 MB of free space.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 06:20 PM   #4
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Can you get a cmd line (terminal) session, login as root and run

fdisk -l

(lower L) & post the results.
Also

df -h
 
Old 02-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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Partitions

Hello, repo, chrism01
Yes, I did run fdisk -l
And I also watched the Palimsest disk utilities.

Well the disk has two partitions.
As I said, it formerly was formatted when installing Fedora 11.

What I can see right now through the desktop icon and Nautilus is the 1st partition.
That's why it is so small.

How can I do to see or mount the rest?
Or do I have to erase the partition?
Can I do that from Palimsest?

Here are the results of fdisk -l
(120 GB disk is /dev/sdc):

[ahm@dora ~]$ su
Contraseńa:
[root@dora ahm]# fdisk -l

Disco /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4863 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xac62ac62

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sda1 * 1 4862 39053983+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disco /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0009db1a

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sdb1 * 1 26 204800 83 Linux
La partición 1 no termina en un límite de cilindro.
/dev/sdb2 26 60801 488179201 8e Linux LVM

Disco /dev/sdc: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa268a268


Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sdc1 * 1 25 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 26 14593 117017460 8e Linux LVM


Disco /dev/dm-0: 117.7 GB, 117708947456 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14310 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disco /dev/dm-0 has no valid partition table

Disco /dev/dm-1: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x30307800

El disco /dev/dm-1 no contiene una tabla de particiones válida

Disco /dev/dm-2: 497.8 GB, 497813553152 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60522 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

El disco /dev/dm-2 no contiene una tabla de particiones válida

Disco /dev/dm-3: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

El disco /dev/dm-3 no contiene una tabla de particiones válida

Disco /dev/sdd: 3965 MB, 3965714432 bytes
66 heads, 1 sectors/track, 117356 cylinders
Units = cilindros of 66 * 512 = 33792 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disposit. Inicio Comienzo Fin Bloques Id Sistema
/dev/sdd1 125 117357 3868672 b W95 FAT32

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