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Unallocated Hard Disk Space

asked 2013-10-12 02:01:36 -0600

Marundu Muturi gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 00:10:24 -0600

mether gravatar image

Hello, guys.

I installed Fedora 19 XFCE spin about 2 weeks ago. I see that when I run gparted, I have unallocated space of 35.35GB. Can I create a new partition here and use the space?

Attached is a screenshot of what I'm talking about. https://ask.fedoraproject.org/upfiles/1381561206264268.png (image description)

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answered 2013-10-12 09:05:16 -0600

Marc lml gravatar image

updated 2013-10-12 09:07:50 -0600

You can create a new partition by using fdisk and mkfs.

List your disks to identify the disk to use

fdisk -l

Create or modify the partition (x needs to be replaced). Use "m" for help with the options.

fdisk /dev/sdx

Format the disk (x and y need to be replaced)

mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdxy

In Gnome 3 you can also use the graphical utility gnome-disks (Disks).

I don't know if there is a similar utility available in XFCE.

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answered 2013-10-12 09:12:03 -0600

Amit Caleechurn gravatar image

I had a look at your screen-shot, the free space is definitely usable. You can create a new partition or add it to your LVM volume to extend existing partitions.

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