Just moved over form Windows, taken 2 days to get it on the machine but it was worth wow wow wow!
Im good with everything just a bit lost with the hard drives.
I have 1 HD, with the following partitions:
sda1 is the primary partiton.
Sda2 is just the partition which contains the other 3 linux partitions, right?
When in the the file explorer, i do not see hard disk what is relating to what in the filesystem.
How do mount points work?
why is there a windows folder in the tree “filesystem” can i delete this?
Also have an unmounted bit of space but not sure what to mount it as?
The directories work a bit different in Linux than in Windows. In Windows You have C: D: etc.
In linux there is one single root directory / which contains all the other mountpoints.
Have a read here,
Concepts - openSUSE.
thank you, so all hard drives will be seen as folders in the file system.
August 23, 2009, 12:42pm
Exactly ! Drivers are also listed differently … take a look under /dev !
Or to list loaded drivers (which are typically kernel modules) type:
August 23, 2009, 12:44pm
another neat couple of commands:
To see a confusing list of all partitions that your Linux can see, including external hard drives (even IF they are not mounted - although they have to be connected), type:
**su -c ‘fdisk -l’ ** #where that is a lower case “L”. enter root password when prompted.
and to see a list of mounted drives, type:
August 23, 2009, 1:03pm
More basic iinfo about this at:
SDB:Basics of partitions, filesystems, mount points - openSUSE
Once mounted an end-user will idealy not “know” if he does something with a file that happens to be on another partition. It is all part of the one big directory tree.