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Questions about Filesystems

Postby Salamiritter on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:31 am

I installed Mint 10 into Windows XP and as you can see on the picture I use dev/loop0 and there I only have 1,4Gb of free space.
dev/sda1 is my Windows Xp.
dev/sda5 is where I installed Linux and there are 9,9Gb available.

My question is if there is any way to use this free space from dev/sda5 into dev/loop0 or to put it together somehow?
Or maybe this is not necessary because Mint 10 will use this space when dev/loop0 is full?
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby AlbertP on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:46 am

This is inside Virtualbox, right?

Linux is installed on the virtual /dev/loop0 instead of sda5, which might have a very different device name in real life. The virtual sda5 is the /host folder (some technical VBOX thing) instead of the place where Linux is installed.
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby Salamiritter on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:55 am

I didnt used Wubi.I installed Linux with the Mint4Win file inside the Live CD.
And I have a lot of free space in the system Information of Linux but it only show me 1,4Gb available. For example when I open the Folder "Downloads".
When I run Windows XP I have 2 Partitions. One is XP of course and the other Linux with 16GB and 9Gb installed.

Maybe I will just put some films into my Folder of Linux and will see what happens when its full :o
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby AlbertP on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:03 am

So you installed Mint4Win, chose an amount of disk space for Linux there (not the full partition) but it's too small. And you now want to increase the space available to Linux. Right?

I think there have been some topics about this in the Mint4Win category on the forum, which might help you.
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby Salamiritter on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:07 am

Yes something like this :wink:
I will look for the topics now and thank you for the respond! :idea:
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby altair4 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:27 am

Not an expert on Wubi / Mint4Win but your /dev/sda5 partition is already mounting to your Mint root filesystem.

Your Mint OS is mounting at "/".
Your /dev/sda5 partition is automatically mounting off that at "/host".

What you might want to do is create a folder in your sda5 partition called MintData:
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sudo mkdir /host/MintData

Then create a bookmark to that directory so you can access it more easily:
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nautilus /host/MintData

When Nautilus opens up to that location bookmark it: Bookmarks > Add Bookmark.

Then next time you download a Movie or something send it to /host/MintData instead of your /home/username/Videos folder.
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby Salamiritter on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:23 am

Yes that sounds really good.
I was thinking in something like this,that I can add other devices.
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Re: Questions about Filesystems

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:51 am

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