I have two partitions on my SSD disk, one for root mounted at /, and one for home folder mounted at /home.

The problem is that GParted doesn't detect the home partition, it thinks that it doesn't exist and count it along with other free space:

GParted Image

It's worth to mention that I get this message when I open GParted:

Partition(s) 1 on /dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably because it/they are in use.  As a result, the old partition(s) will remain in use.  You should reboot now before making further changes.

But GNOME Disks does detect it:


And also while I was trying to install Mint 19, the same thing happened; It didn't detect the home partition and showed just the root partition.

But the home partition exists and it's working, I can browse its files and I am using it as for my home folder. Why isn't showing up? I am using Ubuntu 18.04.

  • It is mounted. in df -hl I can see it has a separate partition for /home at /dev/sda1, and / is at /dev/sda2 – Madno Jun 30 '18 at 8:22
  • Did you try rebooting as was suggested by the warning message? – Curtis Gedak Jul 1 '18 at 15:30
  • Of course I did. – Madno Jul 1 '18 at 16:11
  • You might try to troubleshoot the issue by using other partition tools to view the partition layout. For example: sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sda – Curtis Gedak Jul 2 '18 at 17:09

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