Do I have this right?

Ok, installing OpenSUSE 12.3 on a computer that used to have Windows XP (I’m replacing it with OpenSUSE) anyways, I want to make sure I have the partitioning set up correctly before I install, anyways here’s what I have:

http://imageshack.us/a/img211/3045/snapshot5e.png

What you have is fine.

If it were me, then I would delete “/dev/sda1” and “/dev/sda3”. Those Dell partitions are related to repairing your Windows, which you don’t have any more.

I would then have three partitions for linux:

/ around 10G, depending on how much software you want to install
swap the 4G you show is probably fine
/home the remainder of the disk.

On 2013-06-11 03:06, nrickert wrote:
>
> What you have is fine.
>
> If it were me, then I would delete “/dev/sda1” and “/dev/sda3”. Those
> Dell partitions are related to repairing your Windows, which you don’t
> have any more.

Right. If wanted, they can be cloned to other media.

> I would then have three partitions for linux:
>
> / around 10G, depending on how much software you want to install
> swap the 4G you show is probably fine
> /home the remainder of the disk.

Each of us has pet choices :slight_smile:

15…25 system
at least same as ram for swap (if laptop, for hibernation)
7…10 for another system, for testing new versions.
rest for home

:slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

Yeah, after install I was planning on merging those recovery partitions into the main install. Also should the / and home be separate? On Ubuntu they are on the same partitions, I don’t plan on upgrading, Ill just reinstall the system each time a new versions comes out to make sure no problems araise.

On 2013-06-11 03:46, 3mutts wrote:

> Yeah, after install I was planning on merging those recovery partitions
> into the main install.

Easier before than after.

Also should the / and home be separate?

Absolutely.

The idea is that you can reinstall the system with a new version,
leaving /home with you data files intact. Upgrading in site is not very
popular around here.

> On Ubuntu
> they are on the same partitions, I don’t plan on upgrading, Ill just
> reinstall the system each time a new versions comes out to make sure no
> problems araise.

If you plan on reinstall, you need a separate /home.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

Thanks guys, I know what I’m doing now with the partitioning. If any problems a raise during installation then Ill post them in this thread instead of starting a new one.:slight_smile:

The “I will” (Ill) in your post looks like Roman numeral III . Is it because of the font this forum uses ?

^ I don’t know I will fix it so it doesn’t look like that.

it’s because he missed the apostrophe (as in: I’ll).

Apart from the missing apostrophe , l looks like i

It should loom like this (i copy pasted from the post to my browser search bar)

http://paste.opensuse.org/images/60269867.png

instead it looks like three ‘i’ s

http://paste.opensuse.org/images/14292244.png
Update:- he seems to have used capital I instead of small i

Ok, just installed OpenSUSE and the important things for the system (graphics card drivers) are working. However, I can’t get my wifi card working (important for installing printer drivers) and I don’t have a wired connection, I do however have another PC to download the driver and transfer it to a USB stick and then install it. I’m just wondering where you get Atheros drivers from on the main site (I DON’T TRUST MIRRORS).

Most of the wireless router have a port to accommodate minimum of one RJ45 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Ethernet_RJ45_connector_p1160054.jpg) and this will connect to your similar port on your motherboard

^ I was thinking about that but our wireless router is down in the basement and I don’t have a Ethernet cable that long. Also, I can see the wifi chip in yast and it was working under the Live CD but after install it isn’t working, any ideas?

Go to Yast and see if you can kick start the driver. Some times you need to do that see the sticky at the top of this sub fourm.

^ Yup, that worked, just shows that I need to read stickies…

On 2013-06-11 18:26, 3mutts wrote:
> I DON’T TRUST
> MIRRORS).

You can trust mirrors, they are cryptographically signed, and packages
are individually signed, too. You can verify your self if they are
intact, or have been tampered with.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

I’ll comment on that.

Several weeks ago, doing updates, I got a message about a signature not matching. I took the option to skip that update. I tried again a few hours later and it worked without the error message.

I was possibly connected to a bad mirror, or a mirror that had not completed updating.

I agree with Carlos. As long as you observe such warnings there’s no need for concern. The checking is automatic and you are given a chance to skip the particular package or to abort the rest of the update.

On 2013-06-12 02:06, nrickert wrote:
>
> robin_listas;2564162 Wrote:
>> You can trust mirrors, they are cryptographically signed, and packages
>> are individually signed, too.
>
> I’ll comment on that.
>
> Several weeks ago, doing updates, I got a message about a signature not
> matching. I took the option to skip that update. I tried again a few
> hours later and it worked without the error message.
>
> I was possibly connected to a bad mirror, or a mirror that had not
> completed updating.

Yep, the system works :slight_smile:

> I agree with Carlos. As long as you observe such warnings there’s no
> need for concern. The checking is automatic and you are given a chance
> to skip the particular package or to abort the rest of the update.

Yep.

However, he has no network, so no yast/zypper, so no automatic checks.
He has to manually check.

however (2) - it is not possible to download directly from opensuse.org,
you always get a mirror, silently and automatically.
download.opensuse.org is a redirector.

So good for not trusting mirrors :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)