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Hi, I'm running rh9 and am still pretty new to linux. I'm revisiting an installation I was doing a while ago (had to leave it to concentrate on other projects) ...
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    GUI partition manager?


    Hi, I'm running rh9 and am still pretty new to linux.
    I'm revisiting an installation I was doing a while ago (had to leave it to concentrate on other projects) and I can't remember how I setup my disk partitioning...
    I've got 5 scsi disks over which I created my different partitions. I'd like to use a gui partition manager to see how I split them. I've looked at hardware browser and disk management but it doesn't give me the info I want. Can anyone recommend one? I've tried using cfdisk but when I run it is tells me opened disk read-only- does cfdisk work over scsi drives?

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    Partitions

    Diskdrake is a partition GUI, you don't even need a windows manager.

    Cheers, Zegos

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    stuff

    Any tool with the word "drake" or "drak" in it is only available on mandrake.

    There are a number of ways of doing this.
    GUI: click HAT / SYSTEM TOOLS / HARDWARE BROWSER
    in dialog click Hard Drives.

    CLI:
    as root.
    type: mount
    for a list of all mounted file systems, file types and mount points
    e.g.
    Code:
    /dev/hda3 on / type ext3 (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
    usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
    /dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/hda5 on /home type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/hda2 on /network type ext3 (rw)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
    /dev/hda8 on /public type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/hda6 on /tmp type ext3 (rw)
    type: /sbin/fdisk -l
    to see a list of all your drives, partitions and the like.

    hope that helps.
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    thanks for the help - the diskdrake download link is incorrect anyway.
    I've run both those tools mentioned from the CI got the following output:
    Disk /dev/sda: 12.7 GB, 12790530048 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1555 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 64 514048+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 65 319 2048287+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 320 384 522112+ 82 Linux swap
    /dev/sda4 385 1555 9406057+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 385 448 514048+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 449 512 514048+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 513 1555 8377866 83 Linux

    /dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/sda6 on /home type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/sda5 on /tmp type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/sda7 on /usr type ext3 (rw)
    /dev/sda2 on /var type ext3 (rw

    From this, would I be correct in saying that my /home directory is on partition sda6 and checking off againsthardware browser, can see that it is 500m/ /usr directory on partition sda 7which is 1.5gb in hardware broswer and so on?
    thanks

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    forgot

    also try > df

    it lists disk usage and sizes in readble formats.

    But yes what you say is correct.
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    now that is exactly what I am looking for! Thanks v much.

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