Question about partitioning


I just installed OpenSuse 11.3 (migrated from Ubuntu). I had a dual boot system and during installation I deleted by mistake the Windows partition. So, I have now extra disk space but it which is not used by the Linux file system.

I would like to use that extra disk space and bind it to the Linux file system.
I tried but it did not work (and I’m afraid to ruin everything else. I’m not a Linux guy)

Can someone explain how to do it?


Please open a terminal and post the result of this as su -:

fdisk -l


On 2010-11-14 09:36, caf4926 wrote:
> Please open a terminal and post the result of this as su -:

But could you do that on the adequate forum? This one is for wiki
discussions :slight_smile:

I guess the install-boot-login one would do.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

Use Gparted LiveCd to resize one of your other partitions using the space from that deleted windows partition.

Or you could use YaST2 | System | Partitioner to format that partition ext4 and mount it as another partition mounted on /local


As a complement, before binding this extra space to the linux file system, you’ll have to format it in ext3 ou ext4. :wink:

And I confirm : the best tool to do this job is GParetd, available in liveCD or liveUSB.