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Date Posted:10/04/2015 5:06 PMCopy HTML

I've installed Mint on a separate partition on my HDD, and so far i like it! However, when I pull up my disk management system, it shows just one partition, with just one used area on that partition. It should be showing 4 separate partitions, my windows recovery, my windows, my Mint root partition, plus my Mint Home partition. What's up with that? 410 GB with 82 GB used! also when you left click on the drive, it brings up all the folders on my windows 10 partition as well as my Mint folders. Is this normal? Everything seems to work like it is supposed to!
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Re:Linux Mint

Date Posted:10/04/2015 5:24 PMCopy HTML

OK, I think I have it figured out. When i go back to my windows 10, it's disk management shows all four partitions. The drive showing on my Linux desktop is the size of my 2 windows partitions. When i click my computer icon on the Linux desktop, it shows only my Linux folders! Strange that it shows my windows drive on the desktop like that. is that normal?
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Re:Linux Mint

Date Posted:10/05/2015 8:45 PMCopy HTML

The Computer icon will not show anything in the Windows partition directly. They will be under /dev or /mnt in Filesystem. If you want to see the contents of the Windows file system the easiest way is to click the Windows drive on your desktop. Yes, it is normal that the Linux system shows the Windows drive on the desktop this way. It will be auto-mounted when you start the system. You can read or write it just like the Linux filesystem, unless you mount it read only (-ro); the default is read-write (-rw). This information is located in /etc/fstab and is used by the Grub loader when the system is booted up.

If you really want to see all the partitions complete with labels, filesystem types, flags, etc. inside Linux the easy way, open up Gparted and look at your /dev/sda drive. You'll see all partitions even hidden ones like the Windows restore partition and any manufacturer's utility or diagnostic partitions.

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Re:Linux Mint

Date Posted:10/07/2015 1:38 PMCopy HTML

Thanks D-Runner. I believe I am going to like Mint after I learn how to do everything! I may be back for more help, so thanks in advance! LOL
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