I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, on a second Hard drive (500 GB), but only 50 GB appears accessible to me. How do I access the remainder of 450 GB?

On the 1st Hard drive, windows 7 shows the other 2 partitions (450 GB), of the 2nd drive in the 'disk manager', that I don't seem to be able to access.

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    Could you run gparted and show the result for the disk ? Or, from a terminal, parted -l – Soren A Mar 2 '17 at 12:59
  • I agree with Soren, perhaps there is an un allocated/un formatted partition. – Arijit Chatterjee Mar 2 '17 at 14:42

It turns out the rest of the 450 GB is in the /temp directory, that was not shown in the left-hand source directories of the folders tab.

My hard disk has now been resized using gparted so that the Ubuntu partition has ~200 GB. This achieved by booting to a USB stick with Ubuntu 16.04 on it, as the hard drive could not be re-partitioned whilst I was using it.

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    That is unclear. Both Q & A. – Pilot6 Mar 2 '17 at 20:48
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    Having 50G Ubuntu partition and a 450 G temp partition seems....suboptimal. – Organic Marble Mar 2 '17 at 20:59
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    Sounds bad. You know that Linux can clear whatever is in /temp dir at any time, right? – Barafu Albino Mar 10 '17 at 17:15
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    I think you mean the /tmp directory is usually emptied daily not temp which is a MS-DOS era convention. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Mar 10 '17 at 20:47

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