Help activating available disk space, please.
fedora-ml at fapi.de
Tue Dec 13 21:02:55 UTC 2005
your hda4 isn't a partition you can format with an fs.
A harddrive could have only 4 primary partitions.
So if you need more you must use an extended one like your hda4
in this partition you can build many more I think something like 63
(I'm not sure) like your hda5. You at the moment could create new
partitions form block 8102 to 9472 into hda4 to get more space in a new
The other way is to grow up your hda5, but (please forgive me) it isn't
nothing for your skill.
Don't forget backup before changing any disk-layout !!!!!
Am Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:34:34 -0500
schrieb Nat Gross <nat101l at gmail.com>:
> When I think of disk partions, I shiverrrrrrrr. BUT, I need to make
> use of disk space I know I have but need to make this safely. Please
> Following, is the result of fdisk -l:
> Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
> /dev/hda2 14 3837 30716280 83 Linux
> /dev/hda3 9473 9726 2040255 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/hda4 3838 9472 45263137+ 5 Extended
> /dev/hda5 3838 8102 34258581 83 Linux
> Partition table entries are not in disk order
> [First] Does this mean that I have but one drive? (thought I had two.)
> Now, based on the following output from df, I *think* that hda4 is
> available for use.
> If so, how do I verify thats its empty, if it has a filesystem, and
> why is its block count larger than hda5 which brings the total gigs to
> far more than the 80G the drive has.
> df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda2 29G 26G 2.3G 92% /
> none 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
> /dev/hda5 33G 21G 11G 66% /usr
> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda2 30233928 26342300 2355816 92% /
> none 517176 0 517176 0% /dev/shm
> /dev/hda5 33720764 21005124 11002712 66% /usr
> Thank you, all.
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