I have a 750GB hard disk with Windows 7 installed. So I shrunk the C: drive to about 80 GB, created two more partitions, one for data (about 615GB), one for ubuntu (30GB) (extended partition). I ran gparted, created a 8.5 GB swap partition inside ubuntu partition, and left whatever to ubuntu root partition. So I went to install ubuntu. After a few tries, everything worked. But now, I noticed some puzzling facts. Here are the output of a few commands:
$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 5333936 4472688 590300 89% / udev 4043640 4 4043636 1% /dev tmpfs 1621024 864 1620160 1% /run none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock none 4052552 200 4052352 1% /run/shm /dev/sda4 599041020 213046820 385994200 36% /home $ sudo parted -l Model: ATA TOSHIBA MK7559GS (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 750GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 26.8GB 26.8GB primary fat32 hidden, lba 2 26.8GB 105GB 78.4GB primary ntfs boot 3 105GB 137GB 31.5GB extended 5 105GB 114GB 8913MB logical linux-swap(v1) 7 114GB 120GB 5549MB logical ext4 8 120GB 128GB 8496MB logical linux-swap(v1) 6 128GB 137GB 8496MB logical linux-swap(v1) 4 137GB 750GB 613GB primary ntfs
In df output, / has only about 5GB, and in parted output, there are two more partions (number 6 and 8) of 8GB each. I don't remember I ever created them. What are they? Are these disk space being wasted? How can I reclaim them?
Help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.