I installed Fedora 18 because it was available and seems pretty newb friendly according to forums.
do not get me wrong , i like fedora ,but that is not very true
I like Fedora , it is a great OS
it is very new to linux user UNFRIENDLY
you need to install all the rpm's from third party repos to play music and videos
fedora will never ship with any "non-free" software
so if it is patent and royalty encumbered , it will not be in the default install
by definition fedora is a TESTING distro
A "Research and Development " testing OS
now if you like to and WANT TO
fix things when they break , then fedora is not a bad choice
fedora uses the "newest of the NEW "
this can cause a bunch of problems from time to time
so if you LIKE to fix software , rewrite some source code to get a program to build
fix a update that might kill the Gnome desktop leaving you only a terminal
and IF you want to fix things
then fedora is a good choice
-- I do like using fedora BUT it is NOT for everyone
-- it requires a lot of work and learning and effort on the users part
/dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 512000 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1026048 7186431 3080192 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 953837566 976773119 11467777 5 Extended
/dev/sda4 7186432 112044031 52428800 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 953837568 975704063 10933248 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 975706112 976773119 533504 83 Linux
well /dev/sda1 is the boot partition
/dev/sda2 is the SWAP partition
sda4 is the "extended" place holder , holding 4,5,6
that leaves sda4,5,and 6
guessing here so ???????
sda4 is /
sda5 is your /home partition
and sda6 ???????? is unknown , no idea what you are doing with it
so what one has 53 gig on it ?
or sda6 ?
the output of the command chrism01 posted will show that