hardiisk not totally used

After installation Suse 10.2 the problem occurred that only a very small part of my both 160Gb hard disks are in use. It is as if they have shrunk to only about 30 Gb. How can I fix this problem.
During the installation the formatting stopped but I went on with the installation. Have I broke my hard disks?:’(
I am a beginning user of Suse.

If you can boot suse
open a terminal, type
root password


fdisk -l

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If you have windows installed then the installer probably shrunk the windows partitions. And post as caf4926 suggested.


And why are you installing 10.2?

if i can possibly hijack the OP as i’m having a similar issue - 160gb hard drive and apparently only about 40gb used. I would be happy to use the entire 160gb but there doesn’t seem to be any easy way to tell the installer to do this.

My output of fdisk -l is as follows …

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x332eade2

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 11312 19457 65432745 f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 11312 11521 1686793+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 11522 14132 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 14133 19457 42773031 83 Linux

it’s ok - sorted it. my home is now 118gb, swap is about 1.8gb and / is about 16.8gb

happy with that … back to setting up now :slight_smile:

Thank you for your suggestions, I’m goimg to try riht away!

By the way, I have installed Suse 10.2 because I had it on CD’s for a while. My doughter needs a pc and I don’t have a genuine Windows for her. Nice way to get used to Linux.rotfl!