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    Does SUSE 11.4 have an option for the install to automatically use the remaining space on the drive. I have an acer laptop with a 640 gig drive. I am gonna use parted magic to adjust the drive so that win 7 will take up about 320 gigs of space. The remaining space I will use for SUSE.

    I should also tell you that I maxed out my ram to 12 gigs.

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    Yes it should use the free space, but if you have 4 primary partitions you may need to adjust things. It seems that Windows 7 often is installed at the factory with 4 partitions. I think it is MS's way of making installing a dual boot just a little harder. You are allowed a max of 4 Primaries. Alway double check the the proposed partition scheme before accepting it.

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    I only see one partition in my computer though. How would I see if there are any hidden partitions. Would Parted magic show them.

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    On 2011-04-07 18:36, jcg624 wrote:
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    > I only see one partition in my computer though. How would I see if
    > there are any hidden partitions. Would Parted magic show them.


    Any partitioner would.

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    We should say that any real partitioner would. Not true of the Windows one.

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    On 2011-04-08 01:36, gogalthorp wrote:
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    > We should say that any real partitioner would. Not true of the Windows
    > one.


    I have used in the past windows partitioners to create partitions for
    linux... even reordering them. It is the Microsoft fdisk which is a problem.

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