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Old 09-24-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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Dual Boot - reducing size of linux partition?

I currently have my computer setup as a dual boot with SuSE 9.3 and WinXP. Although I use linux quite a bit, I do not need as much disk space as I gave the partition when installing. I was wondering how I could make the SuSE partition smaller and increase the WinXP disk space. All help is appreciated, thanks.
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I am not completely sure, but after some searching, I found ... Will that do what I am asking?

It also seems YaST may be able to take care of this?

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Old 09-24-2005, 06:07 PM   #3
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Yes and yes. YaST will probably have another frontend for Parted, but that is generally what is suggested for resizing linux partitions. Always, always always always... backup before dorkin with a partition. Parted is nice, and generally works well. But if you have data that you will be very upset you have lost, back it up. Don't have room? Burn it. Burners are dirt cheap as of late, even a DVD burner can be had for less than 50 bucks, and that's at least 4.7GB per disc.



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