Good evening Geekos
Sorry if I am asking a very basic and simple to do question but for the last few days I can’t seem to find the correct article on how to accomplish my goal. Additionally, since I don’t know how this might be better explained for a more advanced audience, please excuse me if what I post is lacking the information you require and/or seems a little noob (because I am lol)
To help make it simple, I will break it down the goal, present scenario, and objective below.
Goal: (2 parts)
- To have the GRUB2 Menu on my home PC have OpenSUSE (LEAP 15.2) and Linux Mint.
- To do this via CLI for the nerdy purpose alone of just trying to learn how to do this.
- Installed OS - Linux Mint
- To not erase the current HDD and to install OpenSUSE without destroying the present Linux Mint installation.
- Being a noob, I went with Linux Mint first so that I could teach myself how to game on Linux. To fully have a PC experience independent from Windows or Mac. Now, I want to branch out and go with OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 since I have read really amazing things about the system, I really jive with the rock-band YT videos (love those), and I have been told that gaming on OpenSUSE is not as simple as Mint (challenge - accepted).
Where I am stuck:
When I fdisk -l to check the current disk, partition table, and the option for free space I find this:
root@desktop:/# fdisk -lus
Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: A714CFF6-F5C5-49BE-8F74-4770DE1E1F4C
Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 1050623 1048576 512M EFI System
/dev/sda2 1050624 1953523711 1952473088 931G Linux filesystem
From articles I have read, I need to have a free space allocation but I can’t seem to figure out (without the warning of the process will wipe the entire present partition table, which I am assuming means - goodbye present Mint install) how to make this new /dev/sda3 (I am assuming it is logical order) from /dev/sda2 without seemingly destroying the present partition table.
If anyone has some great advice for a noob over here trying to learn, I would really appreciate it. Articles, books, etc - I’ll read it all and attempt to try it out
Thank you for your time and patience.