Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

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Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

Post by opticyclic » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:46 pm

I have 2 50GB NTFS partitions and an ext4 partition.
If I go to the Computer view in Nautilus it displays all three as:
"160 GB Hard Disk: xxxPartitionNamexxx"

Shouldn't it really show the partition size and not the disk size?

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Re: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

Post by lagagnon » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:19 am

Show us a screenshot of what you mean and also the output to the following commands run from a terminal:

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df -h
sudo fdisk -l

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Re: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

Post by opticyclic » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:21 am

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df -h

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Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6              18G  7.4G  9.5G  44% /
udev                  2.0G  300K  2.0G   1% /dev
none                  2.0G  220K  2.0G   1% /dev/shm
none                  2.0G  284K  2.0G   1% /var/run
none                  2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /var/lock
none                  2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sda2              50G   31G   20G  62% /media/VISTA_DOCS
/dev/sda1              50G   32G   19G  63% /media/VISTA
/dev/sda5              29G   18G  9.4G  66% /media/LinuxMint7
sudo fdisk -l

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Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3b85059c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        6527    52428096    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            6528       13054    52428127+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3           13055       19457    51432097+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           13055       16846    30459208+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           16847       19196    18876343+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           19197       19457     2096451   82  Linux swap / Solaris

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Re: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

Post by lagagnon » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:51 pm

That really is quite strange - you are correct, nautilus should be showing the partition sizes as do df -h and fdisk -l. Very strange. The only thing I can suggest is go to the Nautilus/Gnome website and their forum/mailing list and see if there is a solution there.

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Re: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

Post by FedoraRefugee » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:58 pm

I noticed the same exact thing on a fresh install of mint 7 Xfce last weekend on my son's computer. I was triple booting Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10 and Mint 7. I wonder if this could have been caused by a recent update?

edit: I dod not notice if Ubuntu 9.10 Gnome is exhibiting the same behavior. It very well could be.

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