I have installed Ubuntu by manually specifying the partitions /, /swap & /home. I am new to Ubuntu so I would like to verify whether these partitions are working properly.

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    manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/quantal/man1/debsums.1.html (?) Thing is... this is done by Ubuntu itself during installation (the deb packages are checked against their md5 checksum). – Rinzwind Apr 15 '13 at 12:26
  • what is that? I could not understand a thing... sorry – Cool_Coder Apr 15 '13 at 12:28
  • Hi @Cool_Coder , That command will check every installed package in your system . so that you can know is properly installed or something break behind the wall. very useful command. – rɑːdʒɑ Apr 15 '13 at 12:42
  • @Cool_Coder glance at examples section of that man page. It will guide on usage . – rɑːdʒɑ Apr 15 '13 at 12:43
  • Hi Jai what should do if I only want to check whether the partitions are created correctly & are working as per spec? – Cool_Coder Apr 15 '13 at 13:07

The df command shows how much free/used space is on each mounted filesystem, and the mount command shows what filesystems are mounted. You can use either to make sure /home is mounted. free shows how much used/free ram/swap you have, so you can use that to verify that your swap partition is mounted, or cat /proc/swaps for a simple list of mounted swap partitions.


A gui based tool is also an option.

GParted provides a graphical view of devices and partitions. It might already be installed on your system:

Applications | System Tools | Administration | GParted

If you're using Unity - type GParted in Dash should find it

If it's not installed you may install it using Software Center

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