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Old 01-13-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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partition for fat32


when installing suse it did the partition for me... Now i would like to make a partition out of the partition that is now for suse. I hope I am explaining this right. I want to partition my suse drive into a fat32 so i can share it with windows, and leave a smaller partition for suse. can this all be done on the partitioner in suse?
 
Old 01-13-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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Yes, as long as you create the windows partition first, and make sure the SUSE partition is large enough to fit the SUSE distro you now have in place (this should be automatic, but you want to make sure you're not short-changing SUSE, so that it can create the new partition and still run correctly when you're done.)
 
Old 01-13-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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You basically want to resize your suse partition and create a Fat32 partition from the newly created space, right?

This can be done with any number of partitioning programs. I use qtparted from a Knoppix Live CD, but I'm sure Suse has something that'll work just fine. qtparted is nice and graphical like PartitionMagic...
 
Old 01-13-2006, 04:50 PM   #4
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Are you talking about changing the partitions where suse is actually installed to fat32? If so, I would recommend against this. For starters fat32 doesn't support the same attributes that the linux file systems do - I would expect you to have all sorts of problems with permissions on files.

If you're currently using ext2 or ext3, have a look at Explore2fs - it allows you to view and retrieve files from your linux partitions. If you're using reiserfs, have a look at http://http://sourceforge.net/projects/visualrfstool/ - it may help.

Of course, if you're talking about re-partitioning, disregard all of this

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Old 01-13-2006, 04:58 PM   #5
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I think pljvaldez is correct on what i want. the partition currently for suse, I want to make a partition from that partition leaving space the way it is now for linux to opperate, and an additional partition for fat32. I was told fat32 could be accessed from windows and linux. i was hoping to use it for data such as mp3, avi so i could access from both o.s.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 05:01 PM   #6
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Fat32 can indeed be used to access files from both Windows and Linux. You'll have to edit your /etc/fstab file if you want to have it auto mounted on boot.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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Im not sure what that means. is that something I have to do befor or after the partition is made
 
  


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