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Old 12-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
Warren Sinden
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Is it possible to create partitions after load

I loaded Opensuse13.1 DVD installation on my partners desktop & my laptop & both installations loaded fine.
The then tried to load it on my desktop but for some reason my system crashed during installation.
(For some unknown reason my desktop doesn't like me installing as O.S. with a DVD)
I tried rerun the DVD but after the bios screen loads I got a black screen say "please load boot media device & press any key to start" .
Having had the same problem when I loaded 12.3 I knew the only solution would be the rescue installation burnt on a USB stick.
I loaded my repositories through Yast the done an upgrade through the terminal with
 Zypper Dub
The installation went fine but when I rebooted I I had the same problem.
I rebooted with the usb & saw that I forgot to make sure my partitions had been partitions properly.
 linux:/home/linux # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk label type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x675e5be7

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1            2048   207670783   103834368    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT   
/dev/sda2       207671296   213968895     3148800   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3       255932416   402733055    73400320   83  Linux
/dev/sda4       402733056   976773119   287020032    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5       402735104   767023103   182144000   83  Linux
/dev/sda6       767025152   976752639   104863744   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 2004 MB, 2004876800 bytes, 3915775 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Is there a way to mount sda3 as root & sda 5 as home without destroying the partitions?
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Creating partitions and formatting them (and thereby destroying the contents of the file systems) is usually only done when doing a new installation (like on a clean disk). Mounting previously used partitions is a regular operation and won't destroy file systems contents. The place to change partition usage would be in /etc/fstab: boot the OS in runlevel 1 and fix from there as root.


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