Once you are sure you have no files that you might want to keep left on the partition, YaST>System>Partitioner. Select the partition and partition it as a Linux partition; don’t forget to mount it with a reasonable name like /home/videos (assuming you don’t already have a /home/videos partition).
sda3 is probably d: but make sure by comparing its start and end in Windows.
OK will do. Im currently moving the video files to the Windows C partition and will partition it! Thanks!
I wont use the new partition for videos anymore as I just want it for space to run suse on. Will my suse pick up on the fact that I will have a new partition and stop telling me that Im running out of space? or will I need to move program files, etc out of my main suse partition into this new partition?
And next time you post computer output like the* fdisk -l* output you did please use CODE tags: Posting in Code Tags - A Guide. I skipped that fdisk output because of eye soreness and thus mised the extraordinary setup.
@ caf4926 - It is a weird set up indeed! Ive had several goes at installing Opensuse but kept failing as I didnt really know what I was doing.
Now when I boot my laptop I get option of 2 Opensuse’s or Windows and when I choose Windows I get a new screen that lets me choose between installing Opensuse or boot in Windows! Maybe that explains the mess… Any pointers as to how to untangle it all?
@ hcvv - Thanks for the tip. I now (sort of) understand what an extended partition is although it still sounds very confusing to a many years “ms-dos” user.
Hereś the outcome after using yast partitioner. Am I good to go in regards to linux space and will I need to move anything in there to avoid getting those low disc messages? Just to clarify, Im dont have any large files such as videos etc on linux space, just in Windows… So Im wondering if I need to move program data to the new partition or will it sort of “take it from there” automatically?
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1275 10240000 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda2 1275 20096 151173120 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 20096 38914 151155712 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda5 1 262 2102272 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 263 915 5243904 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 916 1275 2890752 83 Linux
Use it to remove all partitions except sda2 and sda3 - your 2 windows NTFS partitions
If necessary resize sda2 (it may change to sda1 when you delete the extended) resize it so it’s start is 1 not 1275
Make sure there is as much free space on sda2 as possible by moving files off it and defraging it before hand and then use Parted Magic to shrink it in half (If that is possible)
Once you shrink it, you should end up with a section of free unallocated space. Creat an extended partition to use all the free space, and then create your Linux Partitions inside the new extended: This video will give an idea
That is not the partitioning, those are the names given to the partitions as used by the OS and presented to the user. Like in linux they are mounted as /, /home, etc.
The partitioning is all the same for all and is not dependant on the OS and is about primary, extended and logical partitions and their start addresses, sizes and their types. Several OSs make use of this type of partitioning, but the definition of it (and the partition table) are outside of these OSs.