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Old 11-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #16
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Sigh...



He wants you to read what is on your screen... (see red above)

EDIT -

And per the next post, I guess you do that as root on your system.

So try this...

Code:
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb

OR

su

fdisk -l /dev/sdb
frank@frank ~ $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb
[sudo] password for frank:

Disk /dev/sdb: 10.0 GB, 10005037056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1216 cylinders, total 19541088 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: 0x263a2639

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 63 19518974 9759456 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
frank@frank ~ $
 
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #17
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Hi,

ok so that tells you that sdb is indeed a 10 GB disk with a single partition (using the whole disk) that is formatted with a windows filesystem.

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #18
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Hi,

ok so that tells you that sdb is indeed a 10 GB disk with a single partition (using the whole disk) that is formatted with a windows filesystem.

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Thanks evo2: windows Xp was installed when i found this PC but when i first installed Xubuntu erasing winxp,i maybe wrong but then no wonder i had the Black <Grub Rescue>
then i couldn't reinstall Xubuntu, But i could install Mint14 Nadia.
So should i disconnect it and leave the 80gb only?Thanks
 
Old 11-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #19
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Hi,

What do you mean by "need"? Do you mean is it being used for something important? If so then, that screen shot does not provide that information. To see what disks/partitions are being used you can use df. Eg
Code:
df -h
The output of "mount" may also provide useful information
(root not needed for these commands).

Evo2.
frank@frank ~ $ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 73G 4.9G 64G 8% /
udev 494M 4.0K 494M 1% /dev
tmpfs 201M 944K 200M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 502M 76K 502M 1% /run/shm
none 100M 28K 100M 1% /run/user
/dev/sdb1 9.4G 52M 9.3G 1% /media/frank/C258D70258D6F3DF
frank@frank ~ $
 
Old 11-19-2013, 07:53 PM   #20
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Thanks evo2: windows Xp was installed when i found this PC but when i first installed Xubuntu erasing winxp,i maybe wrong but then no wonder i had the Black <Grub Rescue>
then i couldn't reinstall Xubuntu, But i could install Mint14 Nadia.
So should i disconnect it and leave the 80gb only?Thanks
That is entirely up to you. I don't know what is on it. It could be a windows os, or it could be a bunch of data files. At this point I still don't even know if it is mounted - see my earlier post #15 about finding out if it is currently being used. There may be stuff on there that you want, or you may want to wipe/reformat it and use it as extra disk space (eg for backups).

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #21
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frank@frank ~ $ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 73G 4.9G 64G 8% /
udev 494M 4.0K 494M 1% /dev
tmpfs 201M 944K 200M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 502M 76K 502M 1% /run/shm
none 100M 28K 100M 1% /run/user
/dev/sdb1 9.4G 52M 9.3G 1% /media/frank/C258D70258D6F3DF
frank@frank ~ $
Ok, now we can see that the 10 GB disk has been mounted at /media/frank/C258D70258D6F3DF
So, you might as well have a poke around there (either using the commandline or some sort of gui filebrowser if that is your preference) and decide what you want to do with it.

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #22
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Hi,

one more thing: from the df output I notice now that the 10 GB disk is basically empty... the 1% used is probably just the reserved blocks.

Cheers,

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #23
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Hi,

one more thing: from the df output I notice now that the 10 GB disk is basically empty... the 1% used is probably just the reserved blocks.

Cheers,

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Thanks evo2:i could try to disconnect it and see,what you think?
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #24
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Hi,

what do I think about what?

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Old 11-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #25
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Hi,

what do I think about what?

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About removing the 10Gb HDD and just leave the 80GB by itself?
 
Old 11-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #26
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Hi,

if its not going to be used then it doesn't need to be there.

Evo2.
 
Old 11-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #27
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That 10G partition is the windows system restore partition. If you never plan to restore, then it is safe to delete.
 
Old 11-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #28
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That 10G partition is the windows system restore partition. If you never plan to restore, then it is safe to delete.
I know very little about windows so I'm curious to know how you deduced this. Could you enlighten us?

Thanks,

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #29
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Hi guys: it seems this Dell
I have helped many people with grub problems in the past and this is something that Dell does. This is not something I know from using windows, but from helping Linux users.

Last edited by andrewthomas; 11-20-2013 at 09:29 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #30
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Hi,
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I have helped many people with grub problems in the past and this is something that Dell does.
That seems strange. Are you saying that Dell adds a second physical harddrive (not just a partition) to hold a recovery image?

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