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Mark_J 11-02-2012 08:26 AM

New to Linux
 
Hi all

I have just bought a Acer Nettop RL70 (3GB Ram and 320GB HDD) with Linux Linpus installed

Strangely when i open the stats of the computer it only shows 18GB of HDD free, and doesn't confirm if it has a 320GB HDD

Is the HDD hidden, or is this s faulty machine?

I imagine this is the first of many questions

Thanks
Mark

Steve W 11-02-2012 08:41 AM

Have a poke around the menus and see if this version of Linux offers a Console, otherwise known as a Terminal, a Shell, or what others might call a "DOS window", and type df -h (then press Return). This will list the devices you have available, and the space available on them. Locate what you think is the main hard drive on that list. It will have a "G" in the line somewhere, to represent gigabytes. What does that say?

Knightron 11-02-2012 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark_J (Post 4820426)
Hi all

I have just bought a Acer Nettop RL70 (3GB Ram and 320GB HDD) with Linux Linpus installed

Strangely when i open the stats of the computer it only shows 18GB of HDD free, and doesn't confirm if it has a 320GB HDD

Where does it show this. In some places, it will only show you the capacity of the partition and not the hard drive. Is it possible you hard drive is partitioned into several sections. Maybe even have Windows installed?

PoleStar 11-02-2012 10:08 AM

Mark you made a good choice. :)

1-find/install terminal,gnome-terminal is pretty decent.
2-terminal is your friend!!

3- Use "fdisk -l" to check your disk's geometry.

Mark_J 11-04-2012 08:34 AM

thanks for your comments

i've tried the fdisk command , but it doesnt work, as after i press return a window flashes up and nothing after that?

i ran the bios and it confirms a 320GB HDD, but i just cant find it?

nijinashok00 11-04-2012 10:49 AM

Open a terminal and type fdisk -cul to see the space of your hard disk and its partitions.

Mark_J 11-05-2012 04:23 AM

Thanks for your help, i found the missing 280GB hidden away in a partition not visible in my user folder.

next task... to get rid of Linpus and replace with Mint


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