Install Issue and Fix: NTFS had errors needed defrag

I tried to install OpenSuse on my XP machine and have it dual boot. It kept coming up with errors during the partition setup. I’d run chkdsk in XP without success. The problem was the drive was severely fragmented. Defragging the drive fixed the issue.

Thought that this might help someone and I wanted to post it.

Thanks for your consideration in posting this.

It’s a well documented and reported fact that you should ALWAYS defrag your windows partition (unless you KNOW FOR SURE it’s ok).