Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How will I be able to view my entire hard disk space in CentOS?

I have tried fdisk -l but it will show me the entire space available but I am not able to judge that where all the space have been located. I have 500G and I can view only 20G in the fdisk -l command. Does the other 480G stay hidden? If that is the case, then how to access it?

share|improve this question
Only one question here. To ask about drive naming, open another question. (But preferably search first. Your question may already be answered. See if Hard drive/device partition naming convention in Linux answers it.) – manatwork Oct 15 '12 at 11:16
Look at the output of fdisk -l and df. If you're having trouble interpreting the output, copy-paste it into your question and we can help. – Gilles Oct 15 '12 at 11:44

Install gnome-disk-utility to view created partitions and free spaces;

And Install baobab to see disk consumption of mounted ones.

share|improve this answer
thank you very much but i think it is same as fdisk -l ....... – Benson Oct 16 '12 at 4:09

df -h will show what's up. It should show partitions and sizes of used and available disk space. It's a command-line tool, so you run it in a terminal.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.