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chetjordan2002 05-31-2010 01:18 PM

What's going on with my hard drive?
 
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.

harry edwards 05-31-2010 01:32 PM

PartMagic provides a bootable CD (Live-CD) designed to help manipulate partitions. I'd recommend using this.

chetjordan2002 05-31-2010 01:52 PM

Well I have Partition Wizard on my Win 7 partition but I can't see the Linux file system, that I'm aware of anyway. So do I need to have a bootable cd in order to see the linux partition?

jamescondron 05-31-2010 02:18 PM

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

chetjordan2002 05-31-2010 05:29 PM

Hmmm...not quite. What I'm wanting to do is take space from my windows partition and give it to my linux partition

jamescondron 05-31-2010 06:36 PM

Yes, but you need Windows to be able to see and read the partition first

chrism01 05-31-2010 07:37 PM

Quote:

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.

harry edwards 06-01-2010 02:30 PM

This type of task is pretty easy in PartMagic, honest.

chetjordan2002 06-05-2010 09:39 AM

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.

harry edwards 06-05-2010 10:28 AM

What in Linux is telling you this? Do you have output from the command, or, are you using one of the many Linux GUIs that can tell you the disk properties.

Can you post the output to
Code:

fdisk -l
df -h
lshw (if installed)

And, any other commands of relevance.

chetjordan2002 06-05-2010 10:21 PM

Code:

Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sr0 has been opened read-only.
Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognised disk labe
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6              12G  4.8G  6.4G  43% /
none                  1.9G  364K  1.9G  1% /dev
none                  1.9G  256K  1.9G  1% /dev/shm
none                  1.9G  332K  1.9G  1% /var/run
none                  1.9G    0  1.9G  0% /var/lock
none                  1.9G    0  1.9G  0% /lib/init/rw
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
chet-laptop             
    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall64 vsyscall32
  *-core
      description: Motherboard
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          size: 3708MiB
    *-cpu
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          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 1
          bus info: cpu@0
          size: 550MHz
          capacity: 550MHz
          width: 64 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch osvw skinit cpufreq
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          product: RS780 Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
        *-pci:0
            description: PCI bridge
            product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
            vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
            physical id: 1
            bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
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                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 5
                bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
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        *-pci:1
            description: PCI bridge
            product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
            vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
            physical id: 4
            bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 33MHz
            capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
            configuration: driver=pcieport
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        *-pci:2
            description: PCI bridge
            product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
            vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
            physical id: 5
            bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 33MHz
            capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
            configuration: driver=pcieport
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          *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
                vendor: Broadcom Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
                logical name: eth1
                version: 01
                serial: 00:21:00:b4:f4:d3
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 ip=192.168.0.125 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
                resources: irq:17 memory:d1100000-d1103fff
        *-pci:3
            description: PCI bridge
            product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
            vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
            physical id: 6
            bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 33MHz
            capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
            configuration: driver=pcieport
            resources: irq:27 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:b0000000-b00fffff ioport:d1000000(size=1048576)
          *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
                logical name: eth0
                version: 02
                serial: 00:23:8b:78:28:28
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI latency=0 multicast=yes
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        *-storage
            description: SATA controller
            product: SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
            physical id: 11
            bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: storage bus_master cap_list
            configuration: driver=ahci latency=64
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        *-usb:0
            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
            physical id: 12
            bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master
            configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
            resources: irq:16 memory:d2408000-d2408fff
        *-usb:1
            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
            physical id: 12.1
            bus info: pci@0000:00:12.1
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master
            configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
            resources: irq:16 memory:d2407000-d2407fff
        *-usb:2
            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
            physical id: 12.2
            bus info: pci@0000:00:12.2
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master cap_list
            configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
            resources: irq:17 memory:d2409500-d24095ff
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            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master
            configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
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            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master
            configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
            resources: irq:18 memory:d2405000-d2405fff
        *-usb:5
            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master cap_list
            configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64
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            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            version: 3a
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: cap_list
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            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
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            description: Audio device
            product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
            physical id: 14.2
            bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
            version: 00
            width: 64 bits
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            capabilities: bus_master cap_list
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            resources: irq:16 memory:d2400000-d2403fff
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            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            width: 32 bits
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            configuration: latency=0
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            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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            bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: pci bus_master
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        *-usb:6
            description: USB Controller
            product: SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
            vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
            physical id: 14.5
            bus info: pci@0000:00:14.5
            version: 00
            width: 32 bits
            clock: 66MHz
            capabilities: bus_master
            configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
            resources: irq:18 memory:d2404000-d2404fff
    *-pci:1
          description: Host bridge
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          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 101
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
          version: 40
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:2
          description: Host bridge
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          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 102
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile K10 [Turion X2, Athlon X2, Sempron] DRAM Controller
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 103
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile K10 [Turion X2, Athlon X2, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 104
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile K10 [Turion X2, Athlon X2, Sempron] Link Control
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 105
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.4
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
  *-scsi
      physical id: 1
      bus info: scsi@8
      logical name: scsi8
      capabilities: scsi-host
      configuration: driver=usb-storage

I was right-clicking filesystem and clicking properties. It appears, if I'm reading these results correctly, that I have 12G of space with 4.8G free. Is this correct?

FredGSanford 06-05-2010 11:07 PM

This seems to be your root drive:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/sda6 12G 4.8G 6.4G 43% /

With a total size of 12gb, 4.8gb is used and 6.4gb is free space. I'm not seeing any type of swap partition either. I don't see anything showing 120TB.

chetjordan2002 06-06-2010 12:47 AM

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

happytony 03-02-2012 08:14 AM

This pic
 
He means this 1 which i m facing also. for 80G HD show 120TB.
any1 know?
Thanks

happytony 03-02-2012 08:15 AM

how to post picture? i do have the screen shoot.


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