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Old 06-15-2017, 12:11 PM   #1
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why do i only have 7 gigs left?


I just installed Linux Mint on a Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio. I wanted to get rid of windows completely. Now it shows I only have 7.5 gigs left when before it was a terabyte. Am I looking at it wrong? This is not enough space to install much of anything
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:16 PM   #2
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You don't give much information at all, but a moderately educated guess is that you didn't choose to "use entire disk" but, instead, chose to "install alongside" or something like "automatic".
If you really want to wipe out your Windows 8 install and all of the data associated with it you should find the installer option to " use entire disk".
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:16 PM   #3
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Open a terminal


Code:
harry@biker:~
$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for harry: 

Disk /dev/sda: 320 GB, 320070320640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System 
/dev/sda1               1        1020     8193118   83  Linux
Warning: Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2            1020        9944    71682030   83  Linux
Warning: Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3            9944       10454     4096575   82  Linux swap
Warning: Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda4           10454       38914   228604950    5  Extended
Warning: Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda6           10454       23202   102398310   83  Linux
Warning: Partition 6 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda5           23202       38914   126206640   83  Linux
Warning: Partition 5 does not end on cylinder boundary.
harry@biker:~
$
post back a readout like I did so members can see what ya got.

Also. post back results of

Code:
inxi -Fxx
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:17 PM   #4
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I'm guessing that the install process partitioned your hard drive into several sections. It may have left the Windows partition alone, therefore if you wish to get rid of that, you'll need to do that manually. There also may be other partitions which aren't part of the root file system. The root file system may be small enough to show 7.5 gigs left, and that's perfectly reasonable, and then a partition like /home where the user files would be may be much larger.

The df command can help you somewhat with this:
Code:
$ sudo df -h
is one way to see a report on all the partitions in your system. From there you can consider a partition manager/editor, such as gparted.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:21 PM   #5
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I did select use entire disk. It warned me that 5 petitions would be lost. I selected install. It did not give this when I installed on my son's computer. It also went much faster on his. Took about 20 minutes where as mine took 2 hours. I am very new to linux, but Windows updates were killing my 5 computers
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:21 PM   #6
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partitions*
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:22 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ashen2Oran View Post
I did select use entire disk. It warned me that 5 petitions would be lost. I selected install. It did not give this when I installed on my son's computer. It also went much faster on his. Took about 20 minutes where as mine took 2 hours. I am very new to linux, but Windows updates were killing my 5 computers
In that case the posts after mine should help.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:26 PM   #8
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ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $ sudo fdisk-1
[sudo] password for ash:
sudo: fdisk-1: command not found
ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:30 PM   #9
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Just copy and paste my command. There should be space in sudo fdisk <spacebar> -l

Edit: Oh yeah. Either or is fine and dandy also.

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ sudo df -h
[sudo] password for harry: 
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev             10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs           1.6G  644K  1.6G   1% /run
/dev/sda1       7.6G  5.0G  2.3G  69% /
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           3.9G  352K  3.9G   1% /run/shm
/dev/sda2        68G  3.2G   61G   5% /home
/dev/sda5       119G   46G   67G  41% /media/_data1
/dev/sda6        96G   12G   80G  13% /media/_data2
harry@biker:~

Last edited by rokytnji; 06-15-2017 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:36 PM   #10
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ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for ash:
Disk /dev/ram0: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram1: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram2: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram3: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram4: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram5: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram6: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram7: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram8: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram9: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram10: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram11: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram12: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram13: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram15: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 8C3F1F22-3377-4ADB-A4B0-507D2DE4DFA2

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 1050623 1048576 512M EFI System
/dev/sda2 1050624 2050047 999424 488M Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3 2050048 1953523711 1951473664 930.5G Linux filesystem


Disk /dev/sdb: 22.4 GiB, 24015495168 bytes, 46905264 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
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 877CE54D-D948-44E7-9808-1D5D6B478FD4

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sdb1 2048 1050623 1048576 512M EFI System
/dev/sdb2 1050624 30373887 29323264 14G Linux filesystem
/dev/sdb3 30373888 46903295 16529408 7.9G Linux swap


ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:37 PM   #11
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ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $ sudo df -h
[sudo] password for ash:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
tmpfs 787M 9.4M 777M 2% /run
/dev/sdb2 14G 5.7G 7.4G 44% /
tmpfs 3.9G 55M 3.8G 2% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda1 511M 3.6M 508M 1% /boot/efi
cgmfs 100K 0 100K 0% /run/cgmanager/fs
tmpfs 787M 24K 787M 1% /run/user/1000
ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:39 PM   #12
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i am sitting her scratching my head wondering what all this means lol
 
Old 06-15-2017, 12:52 PM   #13
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ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $ inxi -Fxx
System: Host: ash-SVT15115CXS Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1) dm: mdm
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: Sony (portable) product: SVT15115CXS v: C904WBCJ
Mobo: Sony model: VAIO Bios: Insyde v: R1100D4 date: 11/14/2012
Chassis: type: 10
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-3537U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9977
clock speeds: min/max: 800/3100 MHz 1: 897 MHz 2: 802 MHz
3: 807 MHz 4: 833 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0032
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: a4:17:31:cd:f3:bb
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000
bus-ID: 0e:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp14s0 state: down mac: 54:53:ed:34:9e:f0
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1024.2GB (1.4% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVT size: 1000.2GB serial: WD-WX51A92A8734
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: AXM13S2 size: 24.0GB serial: 2C4320027675
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 5.7G (44%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.46GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID: System: supported: N/A
No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Unused Devices: none
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: 39.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 211 Uptime: 1:55 Memory: 1343.7/7862.7MB
Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.2.35
ash@ash-SVT15115CXS ~ $
 
Old 06-15-2017, 01:01 PM   #14
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Do you have a USB drive attached to this machine? Just wondering where you're getting a sdb drive.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 01:03 PM   #15
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no. I downloaded mint from an iso file on my thumb drive, but it is not connected now
 
  


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