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Old 08-29-2003, 10:21 AM   #1
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Question Installing new Distro - Partitions related question!


hi, i want to upgrade my linux from RH 9 to SuSe 8.2 .
i know that while installing SuSe, i will be asked to choose where would i want to install linux.
i also know that i need to know which partitions are Windows', and which are linux's.
in other words, i want to know if linux is /dev/hdaX , and if windows is /dev/hdaX .
because i want to choose to format the Linux RedHat's partitions and install SuSe on them.
quite long passage for a little question
well thanks for your patience
 
Old 08-29-2003, 10:27 AM   #2
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the suse installer won't overwrite the windows partition unless you tell it to. start the installer and at one point it will let you browse the existing partitions and decide what to do with them.

you could use fdisk or cfdisk but its easier to do it from within the installer.

Last edited by rshaw; 08-29-2003 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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ok but how exactly can i know which are linux's partitions, like which is the swap partition, the / partition, and the /home partition?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
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Your windows partition is always hda1 if you installed windows first.(After Windows you installed linux).
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:03 PM   #5
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to quote myself "at one point it will let you browse the existing partitions and decide what to do with them."
 
  


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