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    Default Resize partition

    hi all,

    i want to install opensuse 11.0 on my laptop(thinkpad x60s).

    i want to dualboot with windows xp professional. however, the partition proposed by the system is not that good. the linux partition is too big - i rather prefere a smaller one, because i just want to experiment a bit.

    if i try to resize manually through the slider(edit partition), the changes are not applied. is there anyone who knows how to make the windows partition bigger than the proposed size?

    best regards

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    Default Re: Resize partition

    First defrag you,re Windows partition.
    And just to be sure make a backup
    And as you,re a windows user can you resize you,re
    windows partition in windows , do not know if windows has such a utility .Or maybe you have partition magic.
    As a linux user I use gparted to do the job.
    In both cases you can divide you,re hard drive in as many partitions as you like.
    And than let opensuse use the free partition
    dobby9

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    stella123 NNTP User

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    I use a free partition tool to partition named EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition.During my usage it runs well on my computer.You may have a try to download one. Hope this is helpful

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    hi thanks for the help so far.

    just to clearify:

    at the moment i just have one partition on my computer c/windows (ntfs of course).

    if i finally install opensuse11.0 will it format the whole harddisk to ext3 and thus delete my windows partition?

    thanks

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    No, it won't,unless you tell it to.You can also set the partition size by clicking on Partitioning during the set up.

    Andy
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    so if i do a manual partition, would something like that work:

    dev/sda1 80 GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/c
    dev/sda2 20 GB Extended
    dev/sda3 2 GB Linux swap swap
    dev/sda4 8 GB Linux native (Ext3) /
    dev/sda5 10 GB Linux native (Ext2) /home

    best regards

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    why do use Ext2 for /home
    dobby9

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    sorry, it was a typing mistake. i meant ext3 of course.

    do you think it will work?

    best regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by HC174D View Post
    sorry, it was a typing mistake. i meant ext3 of course.

    do you think it will work?

    best regards
    It most likely that it work ,but still you have to tell opensuse to use the space you have reserved for here.
    And look carefully where it set the mount point , it should be some like set mountpoint c:/windows
    dobby9
    Last edited by dobby9; 04-Sep-2008 at 02:26. Reason: add info

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby9 View Post
    It most likely that it work ,but still you have to tell opensuse to use the space you have reserved for here.
    And look carefully where it set the mount point , it should be some like set mountpoint c:/windows
    dobby9
    i thought that: dev/sda1 80 GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/c will tell suse that space is occupied by windows and that the mount point is /windows/c

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