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I was given a brand new Sony Vaio Series Z (vpcz13v9e) by the company I'm consulting for.

I cannot use Windows for what I do, so I've asked the IT department of the company if they could set the latest Ubuntu version up on it - which they did (they mentioned some issues with UEFI and RAID though)

Thing is, I'm pretty sure they've left some parts of the disk drive out.

How can I easily check?

I basically need to:

  • find out total disk drive situation
  • check for unused parts
  • format them
  • add them to the total space I can now use.


gparted starts and logs

/dev/sdb: unrecognised disk label

/dev/sdc: unrecognised disk label

/dev/sdd: unrecognised disk label

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Plus Sony website specs for my laptop states: 256GB Quad SSD (RAID 0)


Ok, I've now mounted the other 3 parts. How easy would it be to merge them all together so to have just one partition but bigger?

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I've edited my answer. – matan129 Jul 7 '13 at 15:16
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GParted is great for your situation.

  1. Open terminal and install it with sudo apt-get install gparted.
  2. Run it with sudo gparted.
  3. After you have mounted all partitions, just right*click the partitions you want to remove and click delete. It will make the partition to be allocated space.
  4. Right-click on the partition you want to extend, and click Resize/Move, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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awesome. it was easier than i thought. i only now have to figure out how to deal with RAID. thanks – zentropa80 Jul 7 '13 at 15:27

You can also use fdisk to do this.

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