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Old 01-16-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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removing windows???


Hello,

I have installed SuSE 9.1 on an old machine, got connected to the internet after a few days of trial and error and help from others. now that I can connect to the internet I want to download program languages to "program", but I want that extra 3.31 GB that windows has taken up. how do I get rid of that without getting rid of linux? i also want to use that space for linux. any way to do that without totaly wiping the drive and reinstalling SuSE??

thanks for you help
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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First off, congrats.

You can repartition that drive space and format it using cfdisk. If you have never partitioned drives before, google around. It is fairly simple.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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well i want to use SuSE to do it, if it is able to. i want the maximum out of it... i thought i saw a "partitioner" somewhere when looking around trying to fix my internet problem (thats also fixed now). so... anyone?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:11 PM   #4
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I am not familiar with Suse but if it does have a frontend it most likely uses cfdisk which is quite simple. Seriously.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:21 PM   #5
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I don't know which tool Suse uses, but I would expect it to be Parted/QTparted. This is a "Partition Magic" look-alike written explicitly for Linux.

Although I *think* Suse might use Yast as a tool frontend?
 
Old 01-16-2005, 05:10 PM   #6
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if you windows partion is Fat 32 format, you can definitely use it in linux, just mount it. if it is NTFS, you have to find a way to transfer NTFS format into Fat32 or you can use some third party software like "captive NTFS" etc. the linux kernel 2.6 do partily suport writting a ntfs partions, but it is dangerous.
 
  


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