I am a Windows XP user. During installation of OpenS8uSE on the same PC (for dual-boot installation), I had budgeted a disk space of 23 GB, which I thought was OK for this purpose. Yet, I was advised to resize my existing Windows partition. I had to abort the installation, as the new partition eats away into Windows partition.
That raises a basic question: What is the minimum disk space required for installation of OpenSuSE 11?
The following page recommends only 3 GB space (500 MB minimum). Download Help - openSUSE
Then why is the installer trying to disturb the existing partitions??
I do realize that this depends upon the choice of software. But I am looking at “default” and “full” options, in which the installer decides what to install.
The purpose is to know in advance whether we are starting with the right kind of HDD in the first place.
If the user knows this figure in advance, he can avoid a half-way aborting of installation. If needed, he can even purchase a new disk with sufficient capacity.
as deltaflyer said, you need to show suse what to do if you don’t like it’s set up, just use expert partitioner. with 23GB of space i would use 10GB or so for your root partition, that is / and whatever RAM your machine has, use that for swap (e.g. if you hav 2GB ram, use 2gb swap) and the rest can be used for /home. remember though, you can always write to your windows drive from within suse.
> thestig’s suggestion was just using a “rule of thumb”. The 1.4GB should
> do just fine.
If I may tag a question on here, what are the implications of swap size <
RAM size? I had a laptop with 1G of RAM that set up a 1G swap file then
added another 1G of memory. It suspends to RAM OK, but do I need to expand
that swap partition?
as deltaflyer said if you suspend to disk. you may want to if you do something that really chews up the memory. swap is used when memory is getting really low, helps free up the system a little bit. i do a lot of video encoding and dvd ripping, for instance the other night i was encoding 4 films at once, and ripping a dvd, whilst watching a video…that is when swap really comes into play. 1gb should be ifne unless you do a lot, in which case increase to 2gb, it’s really easy to resize and if you have plenty of disk space…why not?
I have a Dell inspiron 600m and I would like to install opensuse as dual boot in a WinXP operating system.
The size of the hard disk is 60 Gb and I have 32 available at the moment.
How much disk space do you reccomend me to use for the installation of opensuse?
And after installation will I be able to access the WinXP partition while I am using opensuse?
On 2010-12-11 00:06, jorgiov wrote:
> Hello to everyone,
> I have a Dell inspiron 600m and I would like to install opensuse as
> dual boot in a WinXP operating system.
> The size of the hard disk is 60 Gb and I have 32 available at the
That will be enough
> How much disk space do you reccomend me to use for the installation of
There is a minimum, and then as much as you can.
> And after installation will I be able to access the WinXP partition
> while I am using opensuse?
Yes. The other direction, perhaps. With ext3, not with ext4.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)