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    Partition lister?

    I've been happily using Ubuntu on an 8GB Lenovo laptop for a couple of months now. I initially wiped Windows off the 750GB hard drive and installed 12.04, then upgraded to 12.10. Now I'm planning to do a fresh install of 12.10 from scratch so I can encrypt the hard drive.

    My question is, how can I look at my current partition information to see how space is actually being used? I stumbled on a program a month or so ago that gave me a nice listing of my current partition scheme and how much space was actually being used in each partition. I'm sure it wasn't gparted, but I can't remember what the program was, though, and I'd like to rejigger my partition scheme a little when I do the fresh install. Can anyone help me out?

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    Re: Partition lister?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainyday500 View Post
    I've been happily using Ubuntu on an 8GB Lenovo laptop for a couple of months now. I initially wiped Windows off the 750GB hard drive and installed 12.04, then upgraded to 12.10. Now I'm planning to do a fresh install of 12.10 from scratch so I can encrypt the hard drive.

    My question is, how can I look at my current partition information to see how space is actually being used? I stumbled on a program a month or so ago that gave me a nice listing of my current partition scheme and how much space was actually being used in each partition. I'm sure it wasn't gparted, but I can't remember what the program was, though, and I'd like to rejigger my partition scheme a little when I do the fresh install. Can anyone help me out?
    Personally i like parted magic, it contains gparted and more. avilable in the software
    center.

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    Re: Partition lister?

    Was that program Gnome Disk Utility ?

    https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicat...-disk-utility/

    Should already be installed on your system.

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    Re: Partition lister?

    Hi:

    You should also be able to open the terminal and run:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -1
    The output should provide you with all partitions on the computer your using.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/106873/how-...ions-on-linux/

    Have a good day!
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    Re: Partition lister?

    As part of every backup I run the bootinfoscript which combines a lot of utility scripts together. Boot-Repair adds some additional info but uses bootinfoscript in its BootInfo report.

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or:
    Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix

    Boot Info Script courtesy of forum members meierfra & Gert Hulselmans
    Boot Info Script 0.61 is released April 2, 2012
    boot_info_script.sh" file renamed to "bootinfoscript
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot...foscript/0.61/
    Page with instructions and link to above new download:
    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Partition lister?

    Thanks for the responses, all. None of them were what I remember seeing, but Gparted gave me the info I needed...partition sizes and current disk usage on each. I'm marking the question solved and going to go do a backup... it will be a busy Thanksgiving weekend here!

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