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Old 03-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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Help with Partitioning for Xp dualboot with OpenSuse


I want to dualboot my Lenovo Z61m laptop running XP Home Edition with OpenSuse 11.3. The Hardrive is 200Gb before formatting, and 186.31GB when formatted. I have already partitioned the drive so that my XP is 100GB. There is a 4.8GB recovery partition preinstalled, which I want to keep. I plan to use the last 81.4GB for OpenSuse. Can someone tell me how to set up the rest of the partitions using a Gparted livecd? OpenSuse is trying to shrink my XP partition even further to make all the partitions, even though there is already

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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If you allocate free space it should see it.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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it does see it, but if wants to take more space from my xp partition and combine it with the already freed space.
 
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There's no option to install to freespace?
 
Old 03-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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http://anl4u.com/?p=764
 
Old 03-11-2011, 12:03 AM   #6
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that guide does not work, there is no live desktop entry on my boot disk. That guide must have been for another version of OpenSuse.

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:32 AM   #7
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You must have this 1 and it doesn't show options, if in doubt get live version.
http://doc.opensuse.org/products/ope...e.installquick
 
Old 03-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #8
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I got the live cd. I am trying to install it, but before I do, I want to clarify a something. These are the Suggested Partitioning parameters:

Create extended partition /dev/sda3 (81.50 GB)
Create swap volume /dev/sda5 (2.01 GB)
Create root volume /dev/sda6 (20.00 GB) with ext4
Create volume /dev/sda7 (59.49 GB) for /home with ext4
Set mount point of /dev/sda1 to /windows/C

The only one I want clarification on is the last one. What does it mean?
Is it trying to permanently mount my windows partition?

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:36 PM   #9
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It says to mount them and select not to format, Ibeleive it's so it doesn't format and make an entry into grub. If you have 3 wins partitions do the same for all.
 
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i dont have 3 windows partitions. Just the one, so you are saying it will mount it as a drive, instead of formatting it to make the new linux install?
 
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Make sure that the button that says do not format is checked.If you're following
http://anl4u.com/?p=764
click on the pictures to get a better view of them.

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