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Old 03-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question Own size Partitions on a Notebook


Hello, I have a new Notebook with an 80GB HDD.
I need xp on it, for my camera, mp3 and a TV online recorder, alltogether 60 GB.

On the remaining 20 GB I want to install Suse 10.3, for using the internet.

When I try installing it, it offers an automatic partitioning, which I cannot use. As I wrote I want 60 / 20, but my installation cd does not tell me how to change those sizes....

Please help, thanks, Upageya
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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First, backup your data before attempting to resize your windows partition with any tool. There are many free partitioning tools out there that can resize your windows partition for you. Of the free variety, I recommend PartedMagic which you can download here:

http://partedmagic.com/wiki/PartedMagic.php

Burn the PartedMagic iso as an image to a cd-r and boot off it. Resize your windows partition down to 60GB with PartedMagic and leave the remaining space unallocated. Reboot and make sure you can still get into windows OK. When you check your C drive, you will notice that it is now down to 60GB. If everything went well, boot with your suse install dvd and direct the installation routine to install on the unallocated space. It should partition the unallocated space for you in an appropriate manor and install suse there, leaving your windows partition alone.

If you find PartedMagic useful, please consider making a donation to the project.

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:09 AM   #3
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Smile Thanks Kilgore...

Thanks, you this sounds like what I am looking for...
 
Old 03-29-2008, 04:09 AM   #4
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Question Partition...

I got the Paragon Partition Manager, which seems to work fine.
When setting up the partition it lets me create a new partition of 23GB, which I want use fr Linux. It says these 23GB are not formatted and offers me several possibilties NTFS, FAT32, Linux ext2, linux ext3, ReiserFS, and Linux Swap2.
Should i format? and which one? or leave it unformatted, the Suse 10.3 disc will do all this for me?

Thanks...
 
Old 03-29-2008, 05:43 AM   #5
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The Suse setup should format the partition
 
Old 03-30-2008, 03:07 AM   #6
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Thank you, so I will try this....
 
Old 04-04-2008, 04:39 AM   #7
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Does not work...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kilgoretrout View Post
Reboot and make sure you can still get into windows OK. When you check your C drive, you will notice that it is now down to 60GB. If everything went well, boot with your suse install dvd and direct the installation routine to install on the unallocated space. It should partition the unallocated space for you in an appropriate manor and install suse there, leaving your windows partition alone.
I tried again, but it still does not work. It creates the partitions all right and after installing Suse, it shows them as windows 1 & 2. The bad news is, that it installs Suse in a self-created partition, which it cuts off the 60GB partition where windows XP is supposed to remain....

Suse does not, as you write above "boot with your suse install dvd and direct the installation routine to install on the unallocated space. It should partition the unallocated space for you in an appropriate manor and install suse there, leaving your windows partition alone."

Suse does not ask where it should install itself.
It works fine if I let it install itself without the new partitioning, but I need the XP partition at 60GB. There must be a way to chnage the partition while installing Suse? There is a point where it asks this, but also warns, that his is only for experts..... which I am truly not. Is it really that hard???

Thanks; Upageya
 
  


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