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Old 05-10-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
flanker12k
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Help setting up Suse 10 partition on existing winXP system


Okay, I hop into the installation and I get to "shrink windows partition down to 36GB" of an existing 86GB partition....

only problem is I don't want to give that much to linux, so I go into the custom partition setup for experts (which i'm not) and I use the slider bar to adjust the amount I wish to divide with linux. Then when I hit continue, it says "you haven't setup a swap partition its highly recommended you setup a swap partition, would you like to setup one now?"

how do I go about having a reduction of the existing windows partition to what I want and setup the swap partition w/o killing my windows XP partition?

thanks.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 03:50 AM   #2
Emmanuel_uk
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backup first, just in case.
Shrink that XP
then create the swap partition (2x ram size), the / parition for the OS,
about say 6 Gb, and then /home will be another partition,
you may consider a fat32 as well to share data between OS's

If you have problem partitioning, you may want to use a live cd
like knoppix just to do the partitioning

The Ntfsresize Frequently Asked Questions
http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html
 
  


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