Hi Saikee, typing in fdisk|-|l (where | [pipe] is a space) results in a non-event, I tried other variations and this was the best response:
(Ubuntu is trying to help me)Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
(ends here with some user-name mumbo)-so I think you were directing me to item 2, but either I'm not typing it correctly or the spaces are wrong- or I should not be in Terminal - oddly it didn't ask for my root password, but I'd only just logged-on.
[[This reply using Ubunntu6.06/Firefox. On my old 400MHzPC with just 256k and a HDD that is dedicated to Linux - this is the very one with the "unusabale" 56G.]]
-My understanding is that I have formatted correctly the swap file (abt 700MB) and the main ubuntu (/home) file (abt 50G)....making two partitions....so something was not obvious to me 'cause I left the other 56G unusable! - but that would only be the third partition, unless Ubuntu has sub-divided the /home partition.......let me check in gparted.....(goes away) . ... .
sorry this has not been found... found Device Manager though (required permission)-and it shows the HDD as IDE device master
(this confirms the 120G, I think)....* represents an icon for the drive.
When these are highlighted in turn the Right-hand window shows details like Blockdotdevice Blockdorisunderscorevolume - but it's a very long list and I can't see anything really obvious. + I can't copy it either it seems.
Sorry about the Fdisk and my inability to find gparted.
Is the command-line not the same for Ubuntu as you are used to, or is it my interpretation....perhaps?.