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I have installed 13.04 and created 2 partitions: one with ext4 journaling system / mount point (36GB) for songs and other with /home mount point for videos (43GB) and a swap partition of 1GB. I am able to see only / partition and not /home partition. That means I cannot use /home partition to save videos? How to access /home partition also so that I would be able to use 79GB (both the partitions: / and /home) of my hard disc? Please help. Thanks.

  • Please edit your question with the output of sudo fdisk - l and of mount. – guntbert Aug 19 '13 at 7:59
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On your install once you open the file manager are you able to go through your Downloads, Pictures, Music, Documents directory ? if so then you are on the /home partition... Right-click on a blank area and select Properties to examine the size of the partition the folders are on...

  • The home folder is there in / partition via Devices -> Computer -> Home right? It says it is 36GB. I don't understand where the separate /home partition is. Please explain. Thanks. – user185343 Aug 19 '13 at 6:32
  • The home folder is there in / partition via Devices -> Computer -> Home right? It says it is 36GB. I don't understand where the separate /home partition is. Please explain. Thanks. – user185343 Aug 19 '13 at 6:44
  • @user185343 well, for most people a large /home partition is a place for all personal data (if they go at all for separate home partition setup, some just go with a large / and swap), so that both songs and videos are kept there. Anyways, you may try running fdisk -l (this one requires sudo), mount and df -h, or perhaps cat /etc/fstab, commands from the terminal to inspect your setup. If there's something like /dev/sda1 mounted at / and /dev/sda2 mounted at /home (fstab may use UUIDs, not device names though), then it's all ok. – moon.musick Aug 19 '13 at 7:09

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