I want to install openSUSE on a laptop HP Pavilion dv 2000 series and I have seen the documentation that is compatible.
But the problem is that HP has a partition of plant D: called as HP_RECOVERY so you can restore Windows Vista where required.
I need help to install openSUSE without losing this partition, how I do this?
The install dvd or cd should manage all that automatically. If in doubt backout.
If you are using the live cd installer, you might be able to take a screenshot of any point you are unsure.
I too have that recovery partition on my dv2815. The output of “/sbin/fdisk -l”
on my system is as follows:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006b4f3
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 10314 82839172 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 10315 11900 12739545 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 * 11901 28865 136271362+ f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sda4 28866 30401 12337920 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda5 11901 12162 2104452 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 12163 14773 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 14774 26393 93329617 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 26394 28865 19856308+ 83 Linux
The partition usage is as follows:
/dev/sda1 - A Ubuntu distro
/dev/sda2 - mounted as /boot
/dev/sda4 - Mounted as /windows/C - This one is the Vista recovery partition
/dev/sda5 - swap
/dev/sda6 - An openSUSE 11.0 distro that is ready to be blown away anytime now
/dev/sda7 - Mounted as /home
/dev/sda8 - openSUSE 11.1 (Mounted as /)
Note that /dev/sda3 is the extended partition that includes 5-8.