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    Default Xp first or openSUSE first

    This may be a no brainer and often repeated question
    But i will ask again.
    I need to install XP and openSUSE 11.3 onto a fresh disk
    Should i install XP first and then SUSE or the other way around

    Which will work 100% of the time

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    Hi
    Install XP first and make sure you defrag the harddrive. Then install openSUSE and shrink it by the amount you wish to allocate to openSUSE.
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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    If the hard disk is 320GB.Then should i leave some 30GB non partitioned space for openSUSE installation?

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    If the hard disk is 320GB.Then should i leave some 30GB non partitioned space for openSUSE installation?
    This should be more than enough IMHO. My root partition is 5.4 GB. I install very little software but still 94% are used at the moment so I wouldn't recommend that little

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    30GB is not much, but if that's all you can afford so be it.

    If you that, and assuming XP is all in One primary partition, you need to create an extended partition in the free space, and then 2 logical partitions inside the extended space.
    2GB swap
    all the rest to be / (root)
    Don't bother with a /home if you can only give 30GB to SUSE

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    Don't bother with a /home if you can only give 30GB to SUSE
    That was my friends hard disk

    My hard disk is only 25~28 GB western Digital(Vintage).I have a single boot openSUSE11.3 with home ,root,iam not able to see swap size in GNOME SYSTEM MONITOR
    Does that mean that i don't have swap space ?

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    i used df command i see this:-

    Code:
    linux-ur8q:~ > df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/system-root
                          10684004   4536544   5604740  45% /
    devtmpfs               1031316       220   1031096   1% /dev
    tmpfs                  1031520      2292   1029228   1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1                69972     27329     39030  42% /boot
    /dev/mapper/system-home
                          16030116  13739440   1476392  91% /home
    Last edited by caf4926; 20-Dec-2010 at 12:34. Reason: code tags added

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    No it doesn't

    Open a terminal and do this as su -

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    fdisk -l

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 30.0 GB, 30020272128 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3649 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: 0xefb8efb8
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1           9       72261   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2              10        3649    29238300   8e  Linux LVM
    
    Disk /dev/dm-0: 16.7 GB, 16676552704 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2027 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: 11.1 GB, 11114905600 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1351 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: 2147 MB, 2147483648 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 261 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
    code tags added
    You are using LVM
    Why?
    Last edited by caf4926; 20-Dec-2010 at 12:45.

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    Default Re: Xp first or openSUSE first

    30GB is enough. 40GB would be better. It is always better to create the partitions you need (in this case swap and /) before running openSUSE setup. Actually I would first create the partitions with PartedMagic : A big NTFS, a 2 GB swap and a 40 GB ext4, then install XP (The setup will recognize the NTFS partition and proposed to install in there, just reformat and install), then install openSUSE, select "Create partition setup" during the installation (don't let the setup make the decision or shrink any partition), pick the last partition, mount as "/" choose ext4 filesystem and check "format".

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