I would like a little help on my disc partitions:
(I have read some tutorials etc, but the easy stuff I understand and the technical stuff is too technical...)
I have 1 drive of approx. 1 TB but seem to be missing a *lot* of space.
I am dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu 8.10. I installed Vista first and then Ubuntu off the live Cd.
I remember Gparted running during install. It asked me a bunch of questions I didn't understand, so I just went with the defaults and/or automatic settings. Now I am missing a large block of drive space, and I am not clear on what is where.
I have the following:
~$ cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name
8 0 976762584 sda
8 1 154832896 sda1
8 2 166594050 sda2
8 3 682762 sda3
8 4 1 sda4
8 5 20975809 sda5
8 6 292961277 sda6
8 7 2923767 sda7
8 8 327910684 sda8
8 9 9871911 sda9
Does this mean I have *9* partitions?
If I understand correctly, Linux does prefer some partitions for boot, swap etc. This is fine by me....but 9??
My "Computer" shows the following:
158.5 GB Media (ntfs, This is my windows partition)
170.6 GB Media (ext2, Don't know what this is, contains "dos", "lost+found" and "var", all empty)
699.1 MB Media (ntfs, Contains "$RECYCLE.BIN" and "System Volume Information")
RECOVER (vfat (FAT32) 20 GB msdos, contains recover files for Vista)
Filesystem (unknown, 268GB Free, 70GB used)
This gives a total of approx. 687 GB.
Can anyone answer the following questions?
1) Are all those partitions really necessary?
2) Is there a missing partition of approx 313GB, and how do I get it back?
3) Can I label partitions without wrecking my vista installation? How?
I would like the following:
1 Vista partition (158GB is fine)
1 "Recover" partition (as is, just in case I ever need it.)
1 Linux partition (340 GB is fine too)
1 big partition (the rest, 480 GB, should be r/w by all users on both Vista and Linux)
Does this make sense and how would I go about doing this?
EDIT: or would a smaller (20GB) linux partition with a 320GB partition for user files and desktop make more sense?
I appreciate any help