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Which commands will give me information about following using Terminal?

  1. Kernel Version
  2. Distribution version no.
  3. All partition size of the HDD
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    hostnamectl status will show -kernal version and distribution
    – user441517
    Jan 1, 2016 at 21:20
  • @user44517. that command was not present in 2012.
    – KK Patel
    Aug 31, 2018 at 20:28

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  • uname -a for all information regarding the kernel version,

    uname -r for the exact kernel version

  • lsb_release -afor all information related to the Ubuntu version,

    lsb_release -r for the exact version

  • sudo fdisk -l for partition information with all details.

    For more understandable information regarding paritions, please use commands given in other answers.

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    Not correct uname -a return all not just kernel version also lsb_release -a return all not only Ubuntu version moreover sudo fdisk -l return the block numbers and size and not human readable information
    – Maythux
    Mar 6, 2014 at 15:01
  • It's a great answer, however, instead of all the information (-a option switch used in Web-E's answer) you can just get the specific numbers. This is much less confusing for a beginner - For this reason I prefer MrVaykadji and Hadi improvements.
    – notapatch
    Apr 14, 2014 at 10:02
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Kernel Version

cat /proc/version             # detail about for the kernel image version

Distribution Version

lsb_release -a

Partition Sizes

cat /proc/partitions          # for basic sizes
sudo fdisk -l /dev/<device>   # eg /dev/sda
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  • +1 for the cat /proc/version
    – Oren S
    Apr 22, 2017 at 18:15
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Commands:

  • Kernel Version:

    uname -r
    
  • Distribution version number:

    lsb_release -sr
    
  • All partition sizes of the HDD in Terminal:

    lsblk -o NAME,SIZE
    

Example:

example

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    what terminal is that? how did you get that triangle? Aug 17, 2014 at 16:16
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    it's a bashrc modification with default unity terminal. The triangle is in the characters table.
    – MrVaykadji
    Feb 14, 2015 at 8:18
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Kernel version is:

uname -r

Ubuntu release version is:

lsb_release -r

All partition size of the HDD in Terminal

df -ht ext4

replace ext4 with your FS type if it's not so


With respect to the marked as answer post:

Not correct uname -a return all not just kernel version also lsb_release -a return all not only Ubuntu version moreover sudo fdisk -l return the block numbers and size and not human readable information

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Open terminal. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo fdisk -l; uname -a; lsb_release -a
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uname -r

sudo fdisk -l

lsb_release -a

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To find the exact distribution, that is Ubuntu 16.04.1 or Ubuntu 16.04.3 you would use

lsb_release -d

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