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Shrink windows partition /dev/hda2 to 37.9 GB
Create extend partitiion /dev/hda4 (33.0GB)
Sate swap partition /dev/hda5 (855.0GB)
Create root partition /dev/hda6 (10.0GB) with reiserfs
Create partition /dev/hda7 (22.2GB) for /home with reiserfs
I am installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Size of Packages to Install 2.4 GB
I am trying to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on a Dell Dimension 3000 from the CD .iso image. But when I get to the Partition Options I get 5 options listed above. I left everything else unchanged and I accept the first one which is
Shrink windows partition /dev/hda2 to 37.9 GB and I get an Error message: Failure occurred during following action: Shrinking partition/dev/hda2 to 37.9 GB System error code was:-3027. I don't know which one to choose from the other 4 options since I never used Linux before. I want to be able to have a dual boot on the same computer which is currently using Xp HOme Edition and I want to add Linux. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Update: My only IDE, is a 74.5GB,/dev/hda,Maxtor 6y080l0
and I pick up the Custom Partition but I don't know which one to try on this set up either. I don't want to install in the wrong one and erase data from windows.
As far as I had read on the forums 2. 71.0GB, HPFS/NTFS (/dev/hda2) countians windows but I don't know what 3. 3.3GB CP/M/CTOS (/dev/hda2) contains. Do I need this? or is it safe to select that partition? I try the 4. option 7.8MB unassigned but is saids there is not enough room to install linux on that one. Any guidance would be appreciated.
I want to thank you for your advise. I follow your directions and it work. Now I am stuck on the 3rd Cd of the installation, in which is asking me for a user name and password. I try the password that I use to register into the Novell web site where I downloaded Suse and is not working. I have a validation code, is that my user name? And if so what about the password. I try those too with no luck. Any advise? Thank You. A newbie.
Ps I also look for an answer on the forums with no luck :-(