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For example - the settup on my SATA drive is this: sda1 - Windows XP Pro sda2 - Linspire five-0 sda3 - PC-BSD When you're formatting with qtparted, or whatever, ...
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    For example - the settup on my SATA drive is this:
    sda1 - Windows XP Pro
    sda2 - Linspire five-0
    sda3 - PC-BSD

    When you're formatting with qtparted, or whatever, you'll see partitions labeled like this.
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
    14" Dell Inspiron 1420N 2GHz Core2Duo 2GB RAM 160GB HD : Xubuntu

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    you are right ... partitions are listed under /dev. in case of pata disk, first partition is hda1 and in SATA disk, its sda1.



    casper
    Hello to all.
    I am sorry, I said I would tell you how it went, but didn't say anything... The thing is that I
    have been so busy with things at university, that I haven't even touched the PC, practically.
    I am ready to do it, finally, but I have a question: I am not sure what the
    names of current Linux partitions are "/dev, /hda..." so, if I installed Windows again, and then
    reinstall lilo naming Linux partitions slightly differently to the current names...Would I lose
    all the data I have now?


    Thanks mates!!

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    in terminal, execute 'fdisk -l' command and note down the names of partitions.
    if you re-installs windows in same partition where its already installed, your data will be safe.

    well ! post the output of 'fdisk -l' command so that we could suggest you properly.






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    What happens is incredible -in the bad meaning.
    The command doesn't work for me (it says "command not found"), but curiously, there is
    a manual page available...

    Perhaps is there another way of learning about partitions?

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    you must be 'root' to execute this command.
    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l




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    Hi man,
    it might seem incredible, but it doesn't work even like that...
    Any ideas?

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    thats weird... log in as root and execute
    Code:
    /sbin/fdisk -l   <--- its small 'L'




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    Cool mate, you are awesome.
    Now, if you could recommend me what to do with these partitions after
    seeing them, I will be so happy:

    [root@localhost hajime]# /sbin/fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1147 9213246 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1148 2167 8193150 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 2168 14593 99811845 8e Linux LVM

    Disk /dev/dm-0: 1040 MB, 1040187392 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 126 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

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    there isn't any Free Space in your Hard Disk.
    Last Partition is LVM and its very tough to resize LVM. post the output of 'df -h' command.




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    Sure mate. Here is is:

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    Filesystem

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