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Hello again, I am posting here because I couldn't figure out what section it actually belonged in. Anyway, I have a 320GB hard drive in my HP TX2-1020US and would like to use a partition manager to allocate more space to my Linux partition. I tried using one on my Win 7 partition but couldn't figure out which one was my Linux. So, I got the idea to load up Linux and find out what the total space was for Filesystem. The properties told me I am using 120 TB on a 320 GB drive. How is this possible? And what do I need to look for in order to even know how much space is actually available? The properties show 7.8 GB free space but I don't know if I can trust that. Thank you in advanced for any help anyone may provide.
On windows to actually mount and interact with the Linux partition (Which I believe is what you want, forgive me if it isn't) you'll need to look at the Unix Tools for Windows package provided by Microsoft. This may help: http://www.howtoforge.com/access-lin...s-from-windows
What I'm wanting to do is take space from my windows partition and give it to my linux partition
In that case, it's a multi-step process
0. BACKUP all important docs etc just in case. You shouldn't need to do this, but its advisable just in case.
1. defrag MS (use MS menu tool); this will tidy up and move most stuff to the 'front' of the MS partition
2. I believe MS has a partition tool, use this to shrink the MS partition.
3a. To see ALL the disk you'll need something like gparted or maybe just use the 'linux rescue' mode on an install media for Linux. The cmd then is 'fdisk'.
3b. In fact, most modern Linux installs will ask during the install if you want to specify partitions or take the default.
Take the 'ask' (manual layout) route and it'll show you the whole disk. You can then specify what you layout you want and where to put stuff.
I think we've missed the main point of my post here. The issue isn't so much the partitioning. The issue is Linux is telling me I'm using 120 TB in my filesystem leaving me with no way to know what is actually allocated from the drive and no way to know how much of that space I'm actually using.
I see now...thank you. As I stated before, the 120TB shows up when I right click and click properties like you would in windows. I'm still in my infancy of learning Linux so I was unaware of the commands that Harry posted. Thank you all for your help