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Old 02-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Partitioning a fresh install of openSUSE 11.1


i'm throwing in a fresh openSUSE 11.1 into my pc which has 120GB single HDD

now i have an ntfs partition of 68GB which i'm not going to touch but am reformatting the rest (42GB)

i want to create separate / and /home partitions now my question is when i create the / and /home do i create Primary on both or Extended on /home?
 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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You will probably also create a partition for swap. If your computer has a hidden recover partition, then you will need to put a couple partitions in an extended partition. E.G. recover, xp, swap, [/, /home]. If not, they could all be primary partitions.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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You will probably also create a partition for swap. If your computer has a hidden recover partition, then you will need to put a couple partitions in an extended partition. E.G. recover, xp, swap, [/, /home]. If not, they could all be primary partitions.
are you saying / root is fine sitting on extended partition? [i usually have to put windows on primary partition] swap can automatically be assigned by the installer (yast)?

what's the usefullness of creating a separate partition for /boot

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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are you saying / root is fine sitting on extended partition?
You create first an extended partition and then a logical partition within the extended and you can put / partition on the logical. Doesn't need to be on primary.
 
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why don't you let the SuSE installer give you a suggestion about the partitions then you could modify it as you wish.
 
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just in case you could make changes before installing the distro.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 05:38 AM   #7
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Yes, It's OK to have / on an extended partition. If you use an lvm2 volume, have a separate, normal /boot partition.
 
  


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