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    Default Newbie partition issues

    Hey all, I'm new to linux so please humor me if this is really simple. I pulled out an old laptop yesterday with XP, no one remembered the password so I booted it to the openSUSE disc and proceeded to nuke the windows partitions and install Suse. Upon finishing it up and checking everything out, I realized I don't have much storage on my OS location. I've got a /dev/sda which is 74.53GB's and the type shows a HDD looking graphic followed by a model number. Then I've got /dev/sda1 which is 15.99Gb's and that has extended next to it. The next is /dev/sda5 with 2.01Gb and linux swap, followed by /dev/sda6 with 6.13GB linux native EXT 4 and "/", and then /dev/sda7 with 7.85Gb's linux native next to it with "/home." I'm assuming I messed something up so any help to correct this would be excellent.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Newbie partition issues

    Hi
    Sounds like you never removed the XP partition?

    Can you login to openSUSE, open a terminal session (Thats a command line terminal) and post the output (as your root user)
    Code:
    su -
    password
    fdisk -l /dev/sda
    exit
    For futur reference there is a Live CD called Trinity Rescue Kit (Google TKR), this has the ability to reset windows passwords
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    Thanks for the help! The output is:
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes, 156301488 sectors
    Units = sectors 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk label type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0xf2e2d47a
    
    Device      Boot        Start         End             Blocks       Id     System
    /dev/sda1    *      114542592   148070399   16763904     f      W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5           114544640   118753279   2104320      82    Linux swap / solaris
    /dev/sda6           118755328   131604479   6424576      83    Linux
    /dev/sda7           131606528   148070399   8231936      83    Linux
    Last edited by malcolmlewis; 27-Feb-2014 at 20:04.

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    So it looks like you never recovered the deleted space from the windows XP install. Feel like re-installing openSUSE?

    PS, when posting text output, add code tags around it via the advanced editing menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    So it looks like you never recovered the deleted space from the windows XP install. Feel like re-installing openSUSE?

    PS, when posting text output, add code tags around it via the advanced editing menu.
    Ughhh haha, is there no way to do it after the fact and just extend the volume? it took a while on this old junky T43 but I can probably get it started tomorrow at some point. What do I need to do?

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    You could try getting the space back via the live Rescue CD and gparted, not sure if it will be successful, but I guess no harm in trying, but I believe that this would take longer than a re-install on a T43.

    If you download the rescue cd from http://software.opensuse.org/131/en (I'm guessing it's 32bit) burn to a cd and boot from that and run the gparted application and try resizing the extended partition...

    Else, when installing at the partition setup part, select the custom option to use all the disk space and not on an extended partition.
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    If its easier to just start from scratch, then I'll do that. Do I need to format anything before hand or can I just boot to the CD and run the install and I guess just have it overwrite everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach1928 View Post
    If its easier to just start from scratch, then I'll do that. Do I need to format anything before hand or can I just boot to the CD and run the install and I guess just have it overwrite everything?
    Hi
    Yes, just delete all the existing partitions (including the extended), create new ones and it will overwrite, since it's only an 80GB I would recommend either no separate home or something like;
    Code:
    sda1 - swap < 1.5 x installed RAM>
    sda2 - / 30GB
    sda2 -/home <balance>
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Yes, just delete all the existing partitions (including the extended), create new ones and it will overwrite, since it's only an 80GB I would recommend either no separate home or something like;
    Code:
    sda1 - swap < 1.5 x installed RAM>
    sda2 - / 30GB
    sda2 -/home <balance>
    Thanks boss! I'll try and run through this tomorrow, time permitting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Yes, just delete all the existing partitions (including the extended), create new ones and it will overwrite, since it's only an 80GB I would recommend either no separate home or something like;
    Code:
    sda1 - swap < 1.5 x installed RAM>
    sda2 - / 30GB
    sda2 -/home <balance>
    I have openSUSE 12.3 running on one machine with an 80-GB HD since 12.3 came out, machine has 2-GB RAM, running superb in all this time.

    I have another machine with 2-GB RAM, it was running openSUSE 12.1 since it came out, installed openSUSE 12.3 when it came out, recently installed openSUSE 13.1 and still going strong, all on a 60-GB HD.

    Both systems do a lot of MultiMedia playback and Photography processing.

    Both systems are set up:
    Code:
    sda1 - swap 4-GB
    sda2 - / 20-GB (root)
    sda3 - /home (all remaining space)
    BTW: For benefit of New Users, Malcolm, maybe you could explain why it is a good idea to put swap in the first partition?
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