I'm a newbie to linux. I'm still trying to figure things out. I ditched Windows 8.1 after their free upgrade to Windows 10.
I used gparted live to delete the partitions of the disk (500gb hitachi HDD) then partitioned and formatted the hdd to a ext4 format. I burned the KUbuntu 15.04 iso to a DVD and booted to perform a new install. I used the non-UEFI CD drive.
During the installation of Kubuntu the installer asked me about the size of the partition. I accepted the installations default which was two partitions each at approx 230 GB.
I thought it would be like in Windows where you could see two disk drives and be able to save to either one. Once I got into the new OS I can see both drives listed. When I click on the second partition I see a folder in their but cannot open the folder. I cannot add a new folder to the drive to save anything onto it. The second partition seems to have no purpose. I used gparted to see the partitions and it lists the second partition as an extended partition. It shows approx 10 gb used on that partition.
Now that I have everything setup the way I like it (took several hours) I would rather not start over to get the partition size right. Is there a way to either use the second partition so I can save files to it or a way to combine both partitions together without losing anything? Of course I would back up before I would do anything just in case.
lsblk command in terminal:
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 235.4G 0 part /media/sesslercory/0562fcf0-4d4e-4 ├─sda5 8:5 0 226.7G 0 part / └─sda6 8:6 0 3.7G 0 part [SWAP] sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
sudo parted -l:
Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 253GB 253GB primary ext4 boot 2 253GB 500GB 247GB extended 5 253GB 496GB 243GB logical ext4 6 496GB 500GB 3963MB logical linux-swap(v1)
drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 19:16 Desktop drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 01:11 Documents drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 16 12:06 Downloads drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 01:11 Music drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 01:11 Pictures drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 01:11 Public drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 01:11 Templates drwxr-xr-x 2 sesslercory sesslercory 4096 Aug 13 01:11 Videos