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60 GiB Fedora Installation + 140 GiB (Free Space in Home Directory) [closed]

asked 2013-08-08 12:34:25 -0600

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updated 2013-08-18 13:20:53 -0600

i have installed fedora 18 on 200 GB and reserved 60 GB partition for Installation but its not showing me the remaining 140 GB HDD part, how to access that remaining 140 GB HDD part?

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What does “sudo blkid /dev/sda4” show? Is the Linux LVM partition a separate Linux installation?

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-08-09 07:48:27 -0600 )edit

Also “lsblk” might be useful to see an overview of what’s where on disk.

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-08-09 07:57:33 -0600 )edit

What these commands are saying to me is that sda4 (the 221 GiB partition in you first comment) is actually a Windows NTFS partition, not Linux. sda5 is mounted on /boot, and sda6 is an LVM physical volume divided into three logical volumes: fedora-swap (swap device), fedora-root (mounted on /), and fedora-home (mounted on /home). In other words, you only have one Fedora installation, with 50 GiB for root and 141 GiB for /home (i.e. personal files) all accounted for.

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-08-10 13:02:24 -0600 )edit

So, two questions: 1) Are you sure that there should be two installations, and that you didn’t accidentally over-write one with the second? 2) How is accessing the “missing” space causing a problem? /home is a directory where your personal files are, and should “just work”. Where is it not showing?

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-08-10 13:05:05 -0600 )edit

Okay. The output from the Linux commands doesn’t quite tally with that. Do you have a second physical HDD that we’re missing? Are both Linux installs bootable? Does Windows still show D: and E: drives? If so, does Explorer show files in them? As for (2), again, where is it not showing? e.g., what does “df -h” say?

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-08-11 10:11:30 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-08-08 16:49:23 -0600

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The command:

su -c "fdisk -l"

should list all the partitions on your disk. (You might need to use “gdisk -l /dev/sda” instead of fdisk if you have an UEFI system and 64-bit Windows.)

You can also use fdisk/gdisk to create partitions in the free space if necessary, but GParted is easier as it will format partitions too.

Once you’ve got the free space into formatted partitions, you can configure where they’re mounted into the Fedora file-system by editing /etc/fstab.

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answered 2013-08-08 14:42:09 -0600

MoDeM gravatar image

with #fdisk /dev/sdx you can see all hdd

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