As I am installing openSUSE 11.1, at the partition screen, I am getting a message saying it wants to DELETE my windows partition instead of resizing due to inconsistent NFTS files… I’ve defragmented my disk, any other solutions?
Is this a vista partition? And if it is, which partitioning software has been used on it previously? (some aren’t good with vista’s new ntfs, including Parted and its derivatives & Yast’s partitioner).
> As I am installing openSUSE 11.1, at the partition screen, I am getting
> a message saying it wants to DELETE my windows partition instead of
> resizing due to inconsistent NFTS files… I’ve defragmented my disk,
> any other solutions?
Have it not delete the windows partition. For further advice, please
give your exact partition layout.
Yes, this is a Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit edition partition… This is the only thing I’ve installed on the harddrive.
Is the alternative solution to just create my own partition and install it on that? Or is it possible to fix these “inconsistent nfts” files, and have YAST do it for me? Either way, I’m concerned as to why it would just want to delete my whole vista partition because of it…
I ran chkdsk /f and fixed the inconsistent NTFS files!
I do have a question with YAST tho…
I have a 500GB hd, and YAST determined to shrink my Windows partition down to 200, and give Linux 300gb… Is there anyway to edit the extended partition drive and switch it so I can have more space on the windows than linux?
Or, will I just have to create a new partition seperately?
Do not allow Yast to shrink the vista partition. Vista introduced a new version of NTFS filesystem that Yast doesn’t always manage well when it shrinks the partition. Danger. You shrink or expand the vista partition using vista’s partitioner located at (memory: something like) Control Paned → Admin Tools → Computer management → Storage.
That should allow the Suse installer to use the remaining space for Suse, if it’s all empty. If Suse installer still wishes to shrink vista, use the expert mode and prevent it, partitioning the remaining space yourself between swap, root (/) and /home. There’s a guide of sorts in the HowTo forums.