Apparently lost 10GB hard disk space after using GParted.

Bob St. John bob-at-ubuntu-desktop at
Wed Feb 3 20:05:34 UTC 2010


I've got an Acer Aspire 5515 laptop that has a 160GB hard disk. This
laptop is a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I recently
used GParted to resize the partitions and apparently lost 10GB of hard
disk space in the process.

Original configuration (approximate):
	+ 10GB "Windows Recovery" partition
	+ 130GB Windows 7 NTFS partition
	+ 19GB Ubuntu 9.10 ext4 partition
	+ 1GB swap partition

My objective was to delete the Windows Recovery partition, resize the
Windows 7 NTFS partition to about 100GB, create a new FAT32 partition of
about 40GB, and leave the Ubuntu ext4 and swap partitions alone. I
completed the operations with GParted, and all is working fine. But I
apparently lost 10GB of hard disk space along the way.

Current configuration as shown by GParted:
	+ /dev/sda1 is 100GB for Windows 7 NTFS
	+ /dev/sda2 is 30GB FAT32
	+ /dev/sda3 is 20GB extended, and appears to contain;
		- /dev/sda5 is 19GB Ubuntu 9.10 ext4
		- /dev/sda6 is 1GB swap partition

Anyone have any idea what might have happened to the "lost" 10GB and how
I might get it back?

Additionally, the Palimpsest Disk Utility shows something
different . . . 160GB total capacity arranged as follows:
	+ 105GB NTFS
	+ 34GB FAT32
	+ 21GB extended (Ubuntu 9.10 plus swap)


Bob St. John

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