Problem with partitioning during SuSe 10.3 install.
Hi, I have been using Linux for a little while now in school, and I have been interested in it for a while, but this is my first time trying to install it. I am trying to install OpenSuSe 10.3 on my Windows XP machine so I can dual boot it.
I had no problems during installation until I had to change the partitions because the proposed ones used all the remaining space on the hard drive. I resized my Windows partition to 148GB, and created an extended partition of 30GB. I then created a 640MB swap partition, 12GB /root partition with an ext3 format, and a 17GB /Home partition with a ext3 format.
When I started installation, resizing went fine, but then it failed while making the swap partition. It then exited into a more basic installation screen that had the same options as the beginning of the normal one. I chose to start the installation again, and it said that "the drive letter can not be identified." I could not add or change any of the partitions in the installer.
I tried to use Partition Magic to see if I could fix it that way, but, even though it shows all the partitions and drive letters in the partition info program, the actual partition program says "drive letter can not be identified."
How can I fix the messed up partitions on the hard drive? is there any way without formating the whole thing?