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Old 10-04-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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partition a disk on suse


hello guyz .. well i have installed suse .. and unfortunately in setup i used full disk now .. i want to make some partition so that i manage files ..

how can i do that ... atleast i want one partition windows recognizable to copy files from 1 hard to another .. plz help me out is there any tool or manual method

if its already there then plz tell me in the form u tried but dint have it thnx .. a lot
 
Old 10-04-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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partition a disk on suse

Hello,

I suggest you make a FAT32 partition to share files between the Lnx/Win.
If you have to resize, you may need a boot cd and then use 'resize2fs' for ext2/3 FS and 'resize_reiserfs' for reiser.
After that, you can make new partitions.

You will need to reinstall the bootloader after windows install because MS will replace current MBR and bootloader.

The easy way to do it is to re-install from scratch
- create a win partition
- install windows
- install linux

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Old 10-04-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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I suppose you mean that you have filled your disk with the existing partitions and would like to resize (reduce in size) one or more of them to be able to create more partitions to manage your files more efficiently.

First you should check whether you can resize your partitions depending on wherther or not you have enough free space. It's not a good idea to leave a disk with less than 10% free space as this would affect the system's functioning. In order to check the free space available you could use e.g. KwikDisk.

You can only resize a fartition if it is not mounted, and pesonally I don't feel very comfortable about changing partition tables while working on the same disk. That means that the safest way to do this would be using the live function of the Suse install cd/dvd or another live distro like knoppix or rescuecd.

There is a choice of tools, but I think your best option would be qtparted since it will allow you to resize and create partitions through a GUI.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 06:12 AM   #4
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thnx u both first of all ..

yeh .. my hard is 20 gb .. i just wana know that .. is it a better approach to resize disk (coz its now full 20gb ) is suse or resizer .. but i want one partition like fat32 so can i shift my data from win(harddisk) to suse ..

thnx ..
 
Old 10-06-2005, 04:17 PM   #5
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Originally posted by mohsin-mm
thnx u both first of all ..

yeh .. my hard is 20 gb .. i just wana know that .. is it a better approach to resize disk (coz its now full 20gb ) is suse or resizer .. but i want one partition like fat32 so can i shift my data from win(harddisk) to suse ..

thnx ..
I'm having a hard time trying to duscypher what you're trying to say/ask
If you're going to double boot (have windows and linux installed on the same computer) and you windows OS is not on a FAT partition it is a good idea to create a fat partition for file sharing.

Suse is a linux distro. ReiserFS a file system (like fat or ext3)

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