spyazdani I’m unable to boot into a gparted cd to make modifications to my partition table. I’ve only noticed it since grub took over the duty of boot manager after installing openSUSE 11.3.
Are there any other utilities that I can use either from within openSUSE or boot to, to do the same thing?
The ability to boot from a CD before loading an Operating System is a BIOS setting. If a CD drive has been set at first, but boots no CD’s, the drive may be dirty and needs to be cleaned (using a can of compressed spray with the tray open). The boot CD could be bad or smudged AND ever so often, the CD/DVD drive has went bad which has happened more than once to me and needs to be replaced.
Sure, I understand that. I’ve permanently left the DVD drive to be the first bootable drive prior to start up, then it checks any USB drives and finally ends on my system drive. I’ll give the drive a quick blast of air and try again. Thanks for the suggestion.
I can’t boot the CD. I’ve used the same CD in the past with no issue. I’ve made another one just to be sure, but same deal there as well.
Just an FYI, I’m not fussed over the method of editing the partition table, just as long as I can edit it, whether it’s through a gparted cd or some other method I’m unaware of in openSUSE. If I was able to edit it directly within Windows 7 (dual boot), I would do that, but the ext4 drive doesn’t appear in Computer Management. Instead, what I’m doing is trying to find an equivalent partition manager within openSUSE.
Basically what I want to do is make use of the extra space on the HD that openSUSE is installed on. I need to shrink the openSUSE partition and make a new partition on that same drive that I can access from within Windows 7 and openSUSE.