I need to increase the windows partition and decrease the opensuse /home partition.
Yast is asking me when trying to resize them to unmount both partitions. However, /home partition is runnning some kde programs and the unmount fails. Is there any other way to do this?
Use a livecd like system rescue cd It has Gparted on it for partitioning. Download & burn to cd & boot from it
Another possibility would be to log out of your KDE session, use CNTRL-ALT-F1 to go to the real console. Log-in as root. Directly as root, no nomal user first, else you still need /home. (In case you are worried about security, nobody will grep your password as long as you close the door behiind you).
and call Yast
The ncurses user interface of YaST will be started and off you go!
Without the output of
su -c "/sbin/fdisk -l"
I would not say anything on how to perform this task.
But one thing I will say (or tow things to be precise).
This will not work as easily as stated above (100% probability)
This “decrease openSUSE HOME and add free space to Windows-partition” might not even work at all (50% probability)
> Use a livecd like ‘system rescue cd’
> (http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page) It has Gparted on it for
> partitioning. Download & burn to cd & boot from it
I like Parted magic http://partedmagic.com/
it’s smaller and a more focused tool for this type of thing
Suse 11.1 x64, Kde 4.2.1, Opera 10.x weekly
I agree. I only gave a remedy for the unmounting of /home supposing the OP is knowing what he wants and how to do this with YaST.
Be careful not to resize a vista partition with Yast’s partitioner or with GParted. I don’t know about the others.