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Old 07-29-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Managing disks and partitions in Suse 10

I recently installed Suse 10.1 on my desktop machine. During installation I created 2 partitions on hda, one for the linux installation and software and one for documents and files.

There is also a second drive installed, hdb. It is formatted in vfat from a previous Windows installation. In Suse this disk is mounted as /Windows/C. I would like to delete the partition on this drive, create a new one and format it reiserfs. Which tools can I use. I would prefer some GUI tool in Suse if possible, otherwise with good instructions I am sure I'll be able to handle it in terminal.

Thank you.
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In Suse, from the main menu, go to Control Center -> Yast -> System -> Partitioner.

From the command line, cfdisk is a good tool to delete a partition and make a new one from the free space. You should read the man page for cfdisk before using it, or at least have the man page open in another terminal for reference as you use it.
Old 07-30-2006, 03:30 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I found the Partitioner application. Was quite simple.

Thanks for your help.


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