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    Default Linux partition, which filesystem one to choose, how to format?

    Hya,
    I a, completely new to this community and linux . so pardon me if i posted it in wrong section. I am completely new to linux so pardon me if i my writing includes some error. The pc on which i want to install the linux os has partition C: (on which i am currently using windows XP) and D: (my one of the Hdrive on which i want to install the os). I want to install the opensuse on C: partition while don't want to modify the D:. How do i do it? , Should i partition it using delete the partition while by partition expert in opensuse?

    i took some snapshot while installing the opensuse but had to abort since i wasn't sure what i was doing.

    http://i.imgur.com/zVe87.jpg

    this image is what when i right click on c: partition and then edit

    http://i.imgur.com/vcUo1.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/o1MWz.jpg

    Thanks a lot)

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    Default Re: Linux partition, which filesystem one to choose, how to format?

    Your post is confusing

    Do you want to install SUSE to sda, sdb, or sdc?

    Have a look at these anyway
    https://picasaweb.google.com/caf4926/114_DVD_Install
    https://picasaweb.google.com/caf4926...stallSlideshow
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    Default Re: Linux partition, which filesystem one to choose, how to format?

    Carl's right, you aren't very clear, but from what I gather you're scrapping Windows and migrating to Linux? I would suggest copying everything over to an external drive and do a complete new partition setup with a tool such as gparted. If you don't plan to use Windows, it doesn't make sense to keep the NTFS file system.

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    Default Re: Linux partition, which filesystem one to choose, how to format?

    Dear admin, what's confusing?. i want to install os in C: which is sda. please look at the pics. yes i don't want windows . i want to delete that partition and then reinstall everything in C: which is 40 GB.
    thanks again friends.

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    Default Re: Linux partition, which filesystem one to choose, how to format?

    Follow this route:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11....partitions.jpg
    then at this page
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11..../10.Custom.jpg Do you see sda? You could select it with the radio and let it use the entire HD

    Please backup what you can. And remove external HD's
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    Default Re: Linux partition, which filesystem one to choose, how to format?

    It sounds a bit harsh, but you have to forget a lot about Windows. Linux is not Windows. Linux has no "C" (or "D" for that matter). When you have two partitions now (but there may be three, many PCs come with a "rescue" partition) they have names like sda, sdb, sdc, .. in Linux.

    And you can not install all of Linux in the one partition that your Windows calls C. You need at least two partitions, better three.

    A primer on partitions, etc. is here: SDB:Basics of partitions, filesystems, mount points - openSUSE.

    And when you do not intent to use Windows on that system at all, then copy all data from your Windows D away (e.g. to an USB device) and let the openSUSE installer "use he whole disk". Later you can then copy the data back to the correct place (somewhere inside the HOME directory of the user that should own the data. When you preserve D, you will have a non Linux file system and that will of course not give you the full Linux possibilities on that data (though it is possible to do).
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