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Old 05-09-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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how do I get into the partitioning menu and sort out a root file?
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You can see partitioning with "fdisk -l". You can use fdisk <device> or parted (or gparted) to actually get in and make changes.

Type "man fdisk" for more details on that command.

Type "man parted" for more details on that command.

Make sure you actually have "partitions" rather than metadisks (software RAID) or logical volumes (LVM). As you might imagine changing layouts without actually understanding what you have could make your system unbootable.

Running "df -hP" will show you what devices are mounted and what directories they are mounted as.

I'm not sure what you mean by "sort out a root file". Do you mean determine what device is mounted as "/", the root filesystem? If so the above df will show that. Otherwise you'd need to give more detail on exactly what you are trying to do.
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Hi and welcome to LQ. Apart from what MensaWater suggested, it's also helpful to state which distro you're using.

If you need to see your partitions using a graphical user interface, you can use programs such as gparted or partitionmanager.

As said above, please rephrase your question so that we know how we can help you.


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