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    Hello Everyone i am kind of new to linux distros and stuff but i have tried ubuntu last year and recently i heard of opensuse and had to try it out so i burned a dvd with the 64 bit iso for my 64bit pc and when i tried to reboot it did not start up automatically. so then i had to open the dvd in my windows 7 platform and installed the installer manually. then the installer booted up after restart but then after selecting the default choices for the settings i ran into an error about shrinking the hard drive.. i dont really know whats going on but i will show you guys some screen caps and maybe you guys can guide me.


    here are my laptop specs:
    Toshiba sattelite L645D





    Page of settings before the error



    and the bottom half of that




    And the Error




    of course i aborted the installation because i did not want to damage my laptop so if you guys can help me out and tell me what to do that would be awesome!!

    Thanks!! Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexusnavil View Post
    Hello Everyone i am kind of new to linux distros and stuff but i have tried ubuntu last year and recently i heard of opensuse and had to try it out so i burned a dvd with the 64 bit iso for my 64bit pc and when i tried to reboot it did not start up automatically. so then i had to open the dvd in my windows 7 platform and installed the installer manually. then the installer booted up after restart but then after selecting the default choices for the settings i ran into an error about shrinking the hard drive.. i dont really know whats going on but i will show you guys some screen caps and maybe you guys can guide me.


    here are my laptop specs:
    Toshiba sattelite L645D





    Page of settings before the error



    and the bottom half of that




    And the Error




    of course i aborted the installation because i did not want to damage my laptop so if you guys can help me out and tell me what to do that would be awesome!!

    Thanks!! Cheers
    First it is a very good idea and ask for help with any situation. When you install openSUSE, there must be room (Free Disk Space) for it to be installed and you need the ability to add in three new partitions used by default. If the openSUSE installer can not make enough room on its own, it may be due to a disk partition problem that already exists or because there just ain't enough free space or possible new partitions there to install openSUSE. In such a case, manual action will be required. You can start by reading through this disk info article, all the way to the end:

    Creating Partitions During Install for MBR and GPT Hard Disks - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    If you are certain you want to install openSUSE, uninstall all Windows applications you do not want to make more room. Make sure to uninstall them and never just delete a Windows application. Next, you can tell us everything about your target hard disk. What is its size, its type (GPT or MBR) and number of existing partitions. How much free disk space is in Windows C: do you have? You can tell us something about your computer hardware. May we suggest you download, make and boot from a LiveUSB drive, to see how openSUSE really is working for you before you install it. Just a few questions and suggestion for you to mull over.

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    Here's what have I could find:
    Toshiba MK3265GGSX SATA DISK DEVICE

    currently i have 146 GB free of 286 GB
    I am currently in process of deleting stuff but i dont have alot of installed stuff ever since i allowed windows updates i noticed my laptop started to act more sluggish and slow.. I have 32 gigs of downloaded material I will delete immediately so that would bring it down too would it work then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexusnavil View Post
    Here's what have I could find:
    Toshiba MK3265GGSX SATA DISK DEVICE

    currently i have 146 GB free of 286 GB
    I am currently in process of deleting stuff but i dont have alot of installed stuff ever since i allowed windows updates i noticed my laptop started to act more sluggish and slow.. I have 32 gigs of downloaded material I will delete immediately so that would bring it down too would it work then?
    To manually shrink the Windows partition you would normally find the C: drive properties and run the Windows disk utilities "Clean Up" to delete all of the temp files Windows presents to you and to do a disk "Defragment", which both tasks should successfully complete. Then you can go to the Windows Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, select the C: drive partition, right click on it and select Shrink Volume. You can shoot for 80 GB to free or something like that but not more than 130 GB as you must leave enough for Windows to run. Once you have the free space exit Windows and let the openSUSE installer have another try.

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    Update now have 222 free space of 286


    Hope thats good enough

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    still got the same problem after freeing up the space as much as i could the only thing i havent done is a full defrag and a manual shrinking of the partition as suggested above..

    let me know guys what else i could do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexusnavil View Post
    still got the same problem after freeing up the space as much as i could the only thing i havent done is a full defrag and a manual shrinking of the partition as suggested above..

    let me know guys what else i could do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nexusnavil View Post
    still got the same problem after freeing up the space as much as i could the only thing i havent done is a full defrag and a manual shrinking of the partition as suggested above..

    let me know guys what else i could do...
    If you really want to install openSUSE, then I suggest a manual defrag and shrink of the Windows partition while in Windows. If Windows can't shrink the partition, openSUSE will be unable to do it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    If you really want to install openSUSE, then I suggest a manual defrag and shrink of the Windows partition while in Windows. If Windows can't shrink the partition, openSUSE will be unable to do it either.

    Thank You,
    Thank you very much it worked after i done a volume shrink and it was a well lesson learned and i hope its informative to others thank you for your help!!

    thank goodness for forums!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nexusnavil View Post
    Thank you very much it worked after i done a volume shrink and it was a well lesson learned and i hope its informative to others thank you for your help!!

    thank goodness for forums!!!

    I love to hear about a happy ending then with a new openSUSE user. As a new openSUSE user, I would like you to know that I have a lot of bash scripts, some of which you might find useful posted in my blog. My main blog link is in my signature, but I have a single script that can download all of my other bash scripts which you can find here: openSUSE 12.2 Bash Script Download Bonanza! with Bash Script Loader - Blogs - openSUSE Forums and if I have not said so before, welcome to the openSUSE forums.

    Thank You for using openSUSE,
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