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this is a picture of what my space on my chromebook is. Before I installed linux, i had about 12-10 gigabytes available. When i installed linux and gave it 8 gigabytes of data. it was all fine and dandy. until i one day left my chromebook out. Someone else must've used it, because when i turned it on it was completely factory reset. i had to sign myself back in and update stuff. Then i got a notification saying i had 345 megabytes of data left on my chromebook! I went to storage, and i only have 1 gigabyte of data that is usable. I think whoever used my chromebook uninstalled it wrong, is there any way to fix it? It was Dual Boot Linux btw. I am looking to get my other 9 gigabytes back.

  • If someone else used it and made modifications to the system without your knowledge or permission, then I would personally not trust a single byte of what's on that hard drive. I would reinstall the system(s) from scratch and restore personal files from a recent backup. – Kusalananda May 21 '18 at 11:34
  • how would i do that? – Colton May 21 '18 at 11:37
  • Where would i get the system(s) to re-install chrome OS? and Even if i did that, There is still the partition of a non-existant Linux. I can't switch over to it anymore, so i assume it was deleted when the chromebook was factory reset. But how would i get rid of that partition to access the other gigabytes? – Colton May 21 '18 at 12:18
  • support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1080595 start with Step 2: Download a new copy of the OS – LiveWireBT May 21 '18 at 21:38
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Try booting your chrome book with gparted live. You can get all the partition info and missing partition you mentioned there.

Be careful while restoring partitions, take the backup before you restore or create a partition.

  • Trying to get rid of the partition, would it still work? – Colton May 21 '18 at 15:53
  • If you just delete your missing partition, it should work. You can reclaim the space. As I mentioned, you have to be careful and handle correct partitions. – TheGeek May 22 '18 at 2:39

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