View Full Version : what does my hda5 do ? (also info needed about partions)

January 3rd, 2007, 12:07 AM
I didn't remember how I did when I installed Dapper...really i don't

anyway I think I made a Root (/) and a HOME (/home) partition...

I have a 9,8 GB partition called hda5 (you can see the screenshot) I don't use

only lost+found folder in it...

I know I may seem an idiot...however someone can explain me about it?

January 3rd, 2007, 12:15 AM
try df -h in a console, than you can see the mount points

January 3rd, 2007, 12:22 AM
andrea@andrea-laptop:~$ df -h
Filesystem Dimens. Usati Disp. Uso% Montato su
/dev/hda6 64G 27G 34G 45% /
varrun 248M 152K 248M 1% /var/run
varlock 248M 4,0K 248M 1% /var/lock
udev 248M 132K 248M 1% /dev
devshm 248M 0 248M 0% /dev/shm
lrm 248M 19M 230M 8% /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-686/volatile
/dev/hda5 9,7G 129M 9,0G 2% /media/hda5

January 3rd, 2007, 12:37 AM
try df -hT so you can see the hda5 fs, must be a fat32 or ntfs partition.
Can't see a /home

January 3rd, 2007, 12:43 AM
I will soon pass to edgy...with about 80GB HD (laptop)
How do you think I gotta partion it?

January 3rd, 2007, 12:49 AM
It depends if you like windows installed aswell.

January 3rd, 2007, 12:58 AM
nono, I am totally Ubuntu (sorry I didn't tell ya)

January 3rd, 2007, 01:20 AM
swap must be on the first partition (faster access when the memory is full, maybe 2 gig)
/ (root system, lets say 12 gig)
/home (for users, desktop and data, the remaining space)

January 3rd, 2007, 01:22 AM
ok thank you.. ;D

but let me know...
how much important is swap?

January 3rd, 2007, 01:27 AM
just google about swap and virtual memory, than you know.

Good luck