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Old 01-23-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
cyberfyr
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Why a windows partition


Hey

Have just installed Suse 9.2 on a new clean box, I uses the default installation because I am a real Newbie into Linux, when I am checking the partition there are one on
24.9 GB for windows ??, I don't want to run any windows application on this box
so can I change this partion to be used with Linux.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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Wipe it and convert to a Linux native type partition then..
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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It sounds like the box already had windows installed, and the partitioner for SuSE has just left things "as is".

Though it could also be a default setting of some sort that automatically allows for a windows partition/installation for dual booting.



Now I can't say for SuSE as before I had gentoo, I'd mainly used Mandrake, and their partitioning facility always asked (with options) whether you wanted to use the same partitions or whether you wanted to set up the whole drive for linux - You could have a look at the SuSE/Novell forum and see if there's anything there, or just hit google and see what that throws out

regards

John

p.s. Erm also maybe any documentation you might have either paper ones or at somewhere like /usr/share/doc
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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I understand it these way, there are no problems to convert too a Linux native partition , am I right ? trickykid

Too bigjohn
there are no windows installed on the box, as written earlier "a new clean box" that's why I am wondering there are used 24.9GB for a windows partition.

regards

cyberfyr
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
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Post the output of the console command
fdisk -l (that is a small L)

What is the ID of the partition. If the partition is an extended partition then you probably have logical partitions and you can not delete it.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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hey michaelk

Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3263 26209965+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 3264 3383 963900 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda3 3384 9964 52861882+ 83 Linux

regards cyberfyr
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:30 PM   #7
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Just a regular windows partition. You can change the partition ID type to linux i.e. 83 and then format with a linux file system type of your choice.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #8
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Hey michaelk

Thank for the answer.

Regards cyberfyr
 
  


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