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Thread: is opensuse11.1 microsoft windows or i am mad?

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    tenmoi NNTP User

    Default is opensuse11.1 microsoft windows or i am mad?

    I am trying to install opensuse 11.1 from livecd-kde and opensuse will not allow me to custom-partition my disk.
    THis is my disk layout:
    sda1 reserved for opensuse
    sda5 ubuntu
    sda6 ubuntu
    sda7 debian
    sda8 debian

    and when I get to partitioning, opensuse thinks it's smarter than me by not allowing me to partition my disk to my own liking.
    Here is the layout it is offering me:
    sda1 /
    sda3 /swap
    sda8 /home

    My Gossh! I don't need a swap on this machine so I delete it, but wait how about the /home my debian is there and only micro$oft would tell me to erase my debian system .

    But anyway I would appreciate any advice on how I can just do a custom-partitioning as I have done for many years with debian and fedora.

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    Default Re: is opensuse11.1 microsoft windows or i am mad?

    tenmoi adjusted his/her AFDB on Wednesday 05 Aug 2009 16:46 to write:

    >
    > I am trying to install opensuse 11.1 from livecd-kde and opensuse will
    > not allow me to custom-partition my disk.
    > THis is my disk layout:
    > sda1 reserved for opensuse
    > sda5 ubuntu
    > sda6 ubuntu
    > sda7 debian
    > sda8 debian
    >
    > and when I get to partitioning, opensuse thinks it's smarter than me by
    > not allowing me to partition my disk to my own liking.
    > Here is the layout it is offering me:
    > sda1 /
    > sda3 /swap
    > sda8 /home
    >
    > My Gossh! I don't need a swap on this machine so I delete it, but wait
    > how about the /home my debian is there and only micro$oft would tell me
    > to erase my debian system .
    >
    > But anyway I would appreciate any advice on how I can just do a
    > custom-partitioning as I have done for many years with debian and
    > fedora.
    >
    >


    There is an option in the partitioning section o Create or Edit the scheme,
    also there is a "Expert" mode as well.

    Here you can change whatever you want.

    HTH
    --
    Mark
    Caveat emptor
    Nullus in verba
    Nil illegitimi carborundum

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    tenmoi NNTP User

    Default Re: is opensuse11.1 microsoft windows or i am mad?

    many tx.
    But suse should change the instruction. it's so confusing for newbie to suse.

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: is opensuse11.1 microsoft windows or i am mad?

    i don't know for sure, but i GUESS you have a "/home" somewhere on
    SDA8 and the openSUSE installer was gonna offer to set you up to use
    the SAME home on openSUSE as on your debian install (you, know see and
    use your docs, mail, etc)..

    same for it wanting to USE an existing swap (SDA3) it found on the disk..

    but, you are too smart to allow that.

    --
    goldie

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