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Windows 7: Help me identify the used partitions.

16 Oct 2014   #1
nije

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Help me identify the used partitions.

Good day. Please help me identify the unused partition of my HD so I can use it. I spared roughly 40-60GB of space for the Linux installation but unfortunately the installer did not use that. Instead it used another space that I allotted for different purpose. I attached the snapshot of my Disk Management. I don't want the Linux partition to be deleted. I believe there's it created 2 things, one is the main partition and the other is the swap thingy. Thanks.




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16 Oct 2014   #2
Chuck38

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hi nije,

What would be on you D: drive?

Which Linux are you using and how much storage is required?

-Chuck
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16 Oct 2014   #3
nije

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

D: would be my data drive. Nothing really important. I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon, and as far as I can remember, during the installation it requires me to have at least 8GB space. But according to the Linux Mint website, "5 GB of disk space (20GB recommended)."

Thanks!

Edit: Aside from that, I already fully updated the Linux and installed some files in it.
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16 Oct 2014   #4
Chuck38

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Okay, thank-you for the info!

You can go ahead and use the RAW partitions. Those have not been formatted so you can not have an OS on them.

My best guess would be that your Linux installation is on the first partition, mainly because the 42.64 GB would be able to take the OS unlike the 3.92 GB.

From the best of my knowledge there is no other way to tell which drive has what on it, except if you go on Linux and see how much storage you have available that could help us out some more!
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16 Oct 2014   #5
nije

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. That's what I thought too.

Unfortunately, I rebooted and found out that there's something wrong with my Linux just now. I'll try to fix it first. If it happens that I cannot find a way to fix this, I guess I'll end up re-installing it.

Anyway, thanks! I'll mark this as solved already.
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17 Oct 2014   #6
Chuck38

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad to help!

-Chuck
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