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Old 11-02-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
qliedtke
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Cool Partition Management


Hello GURUs!

I am an extreme newbie, so bare with me

I am running:
KDE v3.1-12 (Red Hat)
Linux v2.4.20-20.9

What is the best way for me to find out the sizes of my partitions, as well as how much space is used on each of them?

Quentin.

 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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As is common in the *nix world, there are lots of ways, which is best depends....

Whoever, try this:

From the 'K' menu on the toolbar, select System, MorePrograms, KDiskFree. This will show you about all the mounted filesystems. It will also show unmounted partitions, but not their usage.

If you really want all partitions, even those not mounted, fdisk will do the trick, as in:

fdisk /dev/hda

Replace /dev/hda with the drive whose partitions you want to see. You can get the drives from KDiskFree, everything under the device column that begins /dev is likely a partition. Just drop the number at the end, and you have the disk - e.g., /dev/hda1 (the partition) becomes /dev/hda (the disk).

Once in fdisk, press p to [p]rint the partitions, m for [m]enu, q to [q]uit. DONT press w for [w]rite unless you really, really want to.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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thanks musrum, KDiskFree works a treat!

Quentin.
 
  


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