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I have Ubuntu server 12.04 installed with no GUI. I would like to list my hard drive and it's partitions along with how big each partition is using the command line.

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did you try my commands ? –  nux Mar 8 at 22:06
    
I tried all but inxi because my internet is down right now so I couldn't install it. All the other options were exactly what I was looking for and they each have there own perks, thank you. –  Skateguy Mar 8 at 23:01
    
ok hope you are ok now –  nux Mar 8 at 23:03

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Here are a few ways:

  • If you have an MBR partition table:

    terdon@oregano ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x4b66b5d5
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1              63       80324       40131   de  Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2   *       81920    30801919    15360000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3        30801920   194643539    81920810    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda4       194643601   976773119   391064759+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5       194643603   198836504     2096451    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda6       342951936   960387071   308717568   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7       198840320   342949887    72054784   83  Linux
    /dev/sda8       960389120   976773119     8192000   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    

    or sudo sfdidk -l

    These do not give particularly human readable output though. The next choices are better.

  • For both GPT and MBR partition tables:

    terdon@oregano ~ $ sudo parted -l
    Model: ATA ST9500420AS (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
     1      32.3kB  41.1MB  41.1MB  primary   fat16           diag
     2      41.9MB  15.8GB  15.7GB  primary   ntfs            boot
     3      15.8GB  99.7GB  83.9GB  primary   ntfs
     4      99.7GB  500GB   400GB   extended                  lba
     5      99.7GB  102GB   2147MB  logical   fat32           lba
     7      102GB   176GB   73.8GB  logical   ext4
     6      176GB   492GB   316GB   logical   ext4
     8      492GB   500GB   8389MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
    
    
    Model: ST950032 5AS (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags
     1      32.3kB  500GB  500GB  primary  ntfs
    
  • lsblk

    terdon@oregano ~ $ lsblk
    NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
    sda      8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk 
    ├─sda1   8:1    0  39.2M  0 part 
    ├─sda2   8:2    0  14.7G  0 part 
    ├─sda3   8:3    0  78.1G  0 part 
    ├─sda4   8:4    0     1K  0 part 
    ├─sda5   8:5    0     2G  0 part 
    ├─sda6   8:6    0 294.4G  0 part /home
    ├─sda7   8:7    0  68.7G  0 part /
    └─sda8   8:8    0   7.8G  0 part [SWAP]
    sdb      8:16   0 465.8G  0 disk 
    └─sdb1   8:17   0 465.8G  0 part /test
    sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  
    
  • Install inxi then run

    terdon@oregano ~ $ inxi -D
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (70.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9500420AS size: 500.1GB 
               2: id: /dev/sdb model: 5AS size: 500.1GB 
    
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In terminal :

sudo fdisk -l

Type your password.

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lsblk command :

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Why not copy paste instead of posting the images? That would fasten up loading this answer. –  i08in Mar 8 at 22:39
    
i think images would be better for understanding –  nux Mar 8 at 22:44
    
I agree with you about the images thing, my brain just likes them better. –  Skateguy Mar 8 at 23:04
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On the other hand, images don't let you copy/paste if necessary (not very relevant here, I know) and they really slow down the page which can be important for slow connections. –  terdon Mar 8 at 23:10

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