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    Default how to select a particular partition?

    I am currently running windows and I would like to dual boot with OpenSuse.
    I have three partition on one of which I have installed windows. The second one contains documents and the 3rd has nothing on it although it is formatted as an NTFS partition. The label of the blank partition is C:

    When I am installing open suse how do I make open suse install on the C: partition and not use any space on the other two partition?

    If I have to do some manual configuration I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me a step by step set of instructions
    Thanks

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    Default Re: how to select a particular partition?

    The easiest way is to delete the partition and point the installer to the fee space.

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    Default Re: how to select a particular partition?

    You can either override the installer manually, or delete the partition so that it will not be seen as a Windows partition and therefore fair game for use by Linux. For the latter, a live CD like gparted can do the job. For the former, I'm sure there's a tute somewhere on the wiki, or just have a go at the partitioner GUI, it won't write any changes until you commit. In fact it might even automatically pick partition 3 who knows and all that worrying was for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffro View Post
    The easiest way is to delete the partition and point the installer to the fee space.

    /Geoff
    Where is the option to install SUSE on the unused space? (I haven't deleted the partition yet)

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    Default Re: how to select a particular partition?

    This usually happens automatically when the installer detects unused space, i.e. not in any partition. If not, you can go into manual mode.

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    thanks. I'll give it a try and post back here

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    Default Re: how to select a particular partition?

    You can delete the partition in XP (if you have pro version) right click on my computer choose mange > disk management select the partition and delete it

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