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Old 04-05-2008, 03:23 AM   #16
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There is no resize option at all in the Suse partition manager? I've never used it personally, but I find that unlikely. Did you read the installation documentation? It should have covered this.

I described what happens when I use the resize option of Suse in post #9.
The installation of Suse 10.3 works perfectly fine.... as long as I do not want to change the size of the windows partition....
 
Old 04-05-2008, 03:33 AM   #17
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Looking at the 9th post, I don't see anywhere where it looks like you are trying to resize the partition, it looks like you are just trying to add another where there is no space for one.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:01 AM   #18
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Now the "expert partitioner" screen shows the following

sda 75Gb
sda1 27.2GB NFTS Windows/C
sda2 21.5GB extended
sda5 745MB F Linux swap swap
sda6 18.6GB F Linux native (ext3) /
sda7 2.1GB F Linux native (ext3) /home

Where goes /root?
Should I accept??

Thanks
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:11 AM   #19
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/root isn't important, that is just where files are stored for the root user account, there shouldn't really be anything in there. / is where all of the OS will be, /home will be your personal user files.

That partitioning scheme looks fine to me.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:13 AM   #20
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So this is the correct setup and I simply accept and go ahead?

Sorry that I make that complicated, thanks for your time...
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:16 AM   #21
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It looks good to me.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:16 AM   #22
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When I go the instalation settings now it shows

shrink windows to 27.2GB
greate extended dev/sda2 21.5GB
create dev/sda5 2.1GB

If you say this is the correct one I will go ahead....
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:24 AM   #23
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I can't be 100% sure of anything if I'm not the one doing it, even then I can screw things up. I didn't see anything wrong in the partition table listed in your other post, as long as nothing has changed since then, everything should be fine.
 
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2 GB isn't enough for /home. Since you are cramped for space, you might as well just create a swap and a (/) directory. Then /home will be a subdirectory instead of in it's own partition.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 04:34 AM   #25
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all right, thank you once more.

I will just go ahead and install it now and then see what is the outcome. I will write again to tell you the result.
Take care.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 07:55 AM   #26
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Well. I am afraid, I still am where I was before. Actually worse off...
Both Suse and XP work fine on the computer. A partition of an extra 21.5 GB has been created, as it says in Post 18 above.
But it has not been added to windows, it is simply also used by Linux.

XP again is reduced to only 27 GB.
This means, whenever I have another spare day, I can wipe the whole HDD clean and re-install XP and the whole stuff I need to go with it, again.

Somehow I fail to understand, why in the Suse set-up there comes a point where it asks me, if I want to use a new partition suggested by Suse, reducing the Windows XP partition to 27.3 GB. Yet, when I state no, then it is for some reason not possible to simply replace the number 27.3 with the number 60.... instead I have to go all possible re-arranging, which in the and will not work...

Well, thanks for trying, but... one Linux user less.
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