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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....
/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.
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.
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.