Originally Posted by WillingToLikeLinux
It also says that I "have 430.6 GB out of 456.7 GB (6%used)" on a 500 GB hard disk.
Where is the other 43.3 GB? I'm still not used to how Linux works overall though.
just type what your see excluding the "$" or "#" one line at a time.
If you do it incorrectly or the command is not install the system will tell you.
if you need more information on a command most commands will tell you how to use them if you type "man" and then the command. like this
remember not to type the "$"
The "$" just means your a normal user.
if you see a "#" your running as root.
sudo allows you to run commands as root.
using the live cd you dont know your password but they let you become root by just typing "sudo su". Then you can run commads as root(the super user).
as to the 43.3 GB i can tell you if you post the output of the commands as requested.