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Old 12-18-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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using my full h/d 640gb for linux mint


dose anyone think this was a bad move,i dont have any problems,evrything is running fast and smooth,just wondering what other people think, any answers appreciated thanks
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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You can if you want...

The price of HDD capacity is constantly falling with the result that having enough space, as long as you have the standard price of a new HDD, is not usually a problem.

Ask yourself, what am I to put in that space, and what else could I use it for? You could play with more than one linux; you have room for several. Don't you really miss Windows?

As far as partitioning goes, I like to have a "/home" partition, but tastes differ.

You don't have to worry. It isn't that Mint is going to wander around and get lost in all those gigabytes.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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I don't understand the original post. Is all that extra space just not filled with files, or is it unpartitioned?
 
Old 12-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #4
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thorkelljarl, thanks for your feedback
MTK358,there are no partitions on the drive ,its linux mint on 640gb drive ok
 
Old 12-18-2010, 03:11 PM   #5
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There are partitions, even if it's just one big one filling the whole drive. That is the drive on which Linux is installed, right?
 
Old 12-18-2010, 04:09 PM   #6
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correct,
 
Old 12-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #7
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And is there just one big partition as big as the drive, or is only 10GB partitioned and the rest unused?
 
Old 12-18-2010, 04:20 PM   #8
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it is exactly as shown in the "printscreen shot",
total capacity 578.2 gb
used = 10.3 gb
 
Old 12-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #9
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Does "used" mean "filled by files" or "partitioned"?
 
Old 12-18-2010, 05:51 PM   #10
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My guess...

If Mint is here installed in the same manner as Ubuntu is installed following the standard partitioning proposal presented by the installer, there is swap and one partition with Mint on the whole rest of the HDD. It is big.

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Old 12-18-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
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It would be much more useful to post the output of "fdisk -l" rather than a partial screenshot of an unknown GUI application.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 12:28 PM   #12
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It would be much more useful to post the output of "fdisk -l"
if i knew what that was,?? then you may well be right.

anyway thanks for all replies
 
Old 12-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #13
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he means type into a terminal, as root
fdisk -l
thats a little L
fdisk -list partitions
Code:
[root@nfluxos guest]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 164.7 GB, 164696555520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20023 cylinders, total 321672960 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00061093

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63     1269134      634536   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       158529420   321669494    81570037+   5  Extended
/dev/sda3         1269135    78638174    38684520   83  Linux
/dev/sda4        78638175   158529419    39945622+  83  Linux
/dev/sda5       317123163   321669494     2273166   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6       158529546   238999004    40234729+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7       238999068   253023749     7012341   83  Linux
/dev/sda8       279627453   317123099    18747823+  83  Linux
/dev/sda9       253023813   279627389    13301788+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000374f1

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1              63   105675569    52837753+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb2   *   127315125   156296384    14490630   83  Linux
/dev/sdb3       105675570   127315124    10819777+  83  Linux
dont use my scheme as example as I'm just lazy and leave it this way because I should have made sda4 extended and had 123 as primry but have never changed it since I installed Ubuntu 8.04 way back

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:26 PM   #14
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linus72, thanks ,? dose this make any sense to you please
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #15
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It's fdisk -l

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