I am a beginning Linux user and I seem to have run into something of a conundrum. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP laptop, dual booted with windows 8.1, with a 500GB harddrive.
It seems that upon installing Ubuntu I have somehow split the partition for Ubuntu in two - and in such a way that I am only left with a measly 15GB of disk space to work with, and a good 160GB doing nothing. The problem is: I do not know how to activate the unused partition. The following GParted screenshot might clarify the issue.
The partitions in question are (I believe) sda7 and sda9. (Sda4 is for windows, sda8 is the swap, the rest I don't really know to be honest).
Adding to my confusion is the fact that sda4 does not show up in my disk usage report. The result of
df -h is
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3,9G 8,0K 3,9G 1% /dev tmpfs 788M 840K 787M 1% /run /dev/sda7 14G 11G 2,2G 84% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup none 5,0M 0 5,0M 0% /run/lock none 3,9G 164K 3,9G 1% /run/shm none 100M 48K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda9 156G 2,7G 146G 2% /home /dev/sda2 356M 70M 287M 20% /boot/efi /dev/sda6 2,0G 2,5M 2,0G 1% /media/berend/HP_TOOLS
So the question is: does anyone know how I can merge my sda7 and sda9 so that I may utilise the full memory capacity? Or otherwise, how can I save & move files to the big sda9 partition?
Many thanks in advance!