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Old 01-23-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
mackubex
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LINUX Partitionin


hey all ...
im using a toshiba laptop ..
am tryin to dual boot this laptop with windows nd linux ...

now the problem is .. i tried ubuntu ..
but due to ACPI error i cant boot into ubuntu after install ...

now am tryin to install OPENSUSE ..

what i wanna know is ... besides boot being a primary partition should da pthers also be primary partition ..

if /swap & / & /usr are logical partitions .. how do i create the extended partition to envelope the abv 3 partitions from the install cd partition manager ...

it jus gives me option of 1. primary partition

2. logical partition ..



from what i understand .. linux can hv 4 primary partitions .. nd each primary partition can be an extended parttion which can then be sub divided into smaller logical partitions ...

but i cant seem to designate this extended partition during installation ...

if someone cud help me out here plz !!!!
 
Old 01-23-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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The 4 primary limitation is inherited from MS-DOS - Windows suffer from this as well.
If the installer offers you the option of using logical, choose that - for as many as you want. The extended will be created automagically to accommodate.

BTW, there is no (Linux) requirement for the boot partition to be a primary. This is poor design of the (presumably OpenSuse) installer - raise a bug report against it.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Ubuntu and suse have their own installer you don't necessarily pre-partition.
You just need to make room by resizing to make room for new os. Gparted-live-cd or another live partioning program can accomplish that task.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 06:37 AM   #4
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The 4 primary limitation is inherited from MS-DOS - Windows suffer from this as well.
If the installer offers you the option of using logical, choose that - for as many as you want. The extended will be created automagically to accommodate.

BTW, there is no (Linux) requirement for the boot partition to be a primary. This is poor design of the (presumably OpenSuse) installer - raise a bug report against it.
actually the requirement for boot to be primary wasnt given by openSUSE ... it was an article i read when i searched for linux partitions on google ...

so ill jus make all da partitions logical .... nd keep me fingers crossed that ACPI error dont crop up again .. it gv me a hell of a time .. took 2 weeks to get ubuntu installed ...first to detect da error then overriding it ... but now cant boot ubuntu .
guess openSUSE wont hv any such problems ..
 
  


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