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Well I've been looking around for the OS of my choice (Linux), and every time I install a new one I lose space >.<

Can someone help with my partitions? Here's my fdisk log:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x76692ca8

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 64 512000 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 64 60802 487873536 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 53.7 GB, 53687091200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 6527 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 5268 MB, 5268045824 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 640 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-2: 440.6 GB, 440603246592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 53566 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table
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Would it not be easier just to rip them all out and start again with the latest Linux distro?
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Not entirely sure what you mean by 'rip them all out,' when I reformat I thought that it deletes any bits of the OS's that used to be there, but it looks as if they are still on it; taking up space, but not bootable, not visible.
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By rip them out I mean remove everything.
It sounds like when you install new copies, you're simply installing them into the biggest space going, which means the more you do this the more that space will seemingly shrink.
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Yeah I was wondering how to get rid of the old stuff. :D
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