Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
There is less than 24 hours left to vote in the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Click here to go to the polls. Vote now and make sure your voice is heard!
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I'm using ubuntu dapper drake, and I want to reformat everything and install kubuntu fiesty fawn.
I repartitioned my second hard-drive (because it had some gimp fat32 partition for some reason), and then I copied all the data I wanted to keep onto it. Nautilus says that's 31.9 GB worth.
I booted from the kubuntu cd and was in the process of installing when I noticed that it only said 7.64 GB were being used on that hard drive.
I rebooted into ubuntu to check. Nautilus says there's 31.9 GB on that harddrive, but QTparted says there's only 7.64 GB.
Is my data on the 2nd harddrive despite what qtparted says? Will my data be there after I completely reformat the first harddrive and install kubuntu on the first harddrive?
Also, why does Nautilus split my second harddrive into hdb1 and hdb2? I formated it as one partition.
Plus, natilus says there's only 116.9 GB between hdb1 & hdb2, when qtparted says there's 149.05.
Also, I apologize if this has been asked before. I did search, but those posts didn't make any sense to me.
Now hdb1 is empty and my files are gone (although they're elsewhere on the hard drive).
Do you want to explain the bit in brackets in that sentence ???. Which hard drive ???.
Presuming you have done no reformatting/repartitionining between the posts above, there is no hdb2; hdb1 occupies the entire drive.
As for the data, who knows, but it sure don't look like it's on that second drive.
I'd be inclined to re-copy the data, unmount and re-mount it, then have a look to see if it's still there (on hdb1).