I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu on my computer yesterday.

I choose my 2nd partition of hdd's mount point as /home and format type ext4.

Now, I can't see my 2nd partition or can't change format type the only thing I can do is choosing flag type from gparted. Do you have any idea how can i use it?

  • Please open a terminal, go to the dash, type terminal. When it's open type: 'df' and put here the output. – Javier Rivera Mar 12 '12 at 14:11

You cant use gparted to change a partition that is mounted. You say you cant see your 2nd partition but if it is mounted to /home then everything in this folder will be on your 2nd partition.

If you open the 'System Monitor' and click the 'File Systems' tab you will be able to see each partition and where it is mounted.

If you would like to alter a partition then you will have to do so from a live USB or CD as this it the only way you will be able to change the HD without mounting it first.

  • /dev/sdb1 24607172 5717096 17640076 25% / udev 1018640 12 1018628 1% /dev tmpfs 411024 964 410060 1% /run none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock none 1027552 260 1027292 1% /run/shm /dev/sdb6 127165204 2565668 118139888 3% /home this is the output – CrateC Mar 12 '12 at 14:25

Linux differs from Windows in that it incorporates the various partitions "invisibly" into your directory structure, whereas Windows lists them as various drives. So what this means for you, is that /home is your other partition, whereas the rest of your file system is mounted on your first partition. Try running "df -h" , it will give the output to you in a form that will be easier to read.

  • thanks to all answers i solved it by installing ubuntu again – CrateC Mar 12 '12 at 16:04

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