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Old 02-19-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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I'm trying to do an ftp install of SuSE, easy enough... My trouble is that I don't want any signs of XP (currently installed) left. The YaST auto-partitioning tool is leaving most of the drive for windows since it is already there, but I would rather have the effect of formatting everything and only have SuSE remain (using all the space). How do I do this safely?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:24 PM   #2
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Just remove the Windows partition. Create Linux partition which occupies your whole HD (except swap partition). You may also create for /home its own partition.
And it's better to format the partition(s) as XFS than Reiser - Reiser is more unstable IMHO.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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What would creating a partition for /home do for me? What's the difference between changing the current windows partition to one for /home (same size as current windows one) or just getting rid of the windows one and adding the space to the linux native partition?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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If your partition gets damaged and you have separate home partition, you've got more chance to recover data on /home than if you have only one partition. But for a regular use it really doesn't matter.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:09 AM   #5
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Well I have SuSE 9.2 installed now, but it started in some horrible resolution (640x480). The problem is, anytime I try and change it, the picture gets completely messed up and windows will wrap around the edges or won't load or will just be scrambled. Is this a common problem with an easy solution?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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That depends on your video card - you should select the driver appropriate to your video card in sax2.
 
  


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