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Old 06. Dec 2011, 02:15 PM   #146 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MidnightCowboy View Post
The only important part is finding out exactly what you have installed and where. This you can do with this command:

$ sudo fdisk -l
I also use this command whenever I need to identify partitions by their labels:

$ ls /dev/disk/by-label -g

Sometimes I use GParted if it comes along with a live DVD or USB, click to run it which shows you more info including disk labels.

Like the above, partition sda 1, 2, 3 are primary partitions, of which the partition labelled eMachines is for Windows 7 system, sda4 is an extended partition containing the following logical partitions:

sda5, used for storing data
sda6, Mint 11 partition
sda9, Mint 12 partition
sda8, Ubuntu partition
sda7, a small partition for swap
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