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Old 08-12-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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OpenSuse V.11- Live CD Installation- Partitioning my Hard Drive

Hello Everyone, I am pretty new here and got excited about hearing about OpenSuse v. 11.0. I have burned myself a Live CD. I got it to load up to the desktop on Suse but that is about as far as I got.
I pressed the Live installer and did all the settings; however, I do not want to have to delete all of my windows, because I have about 90GB of good data there and its not like I am going to completely not use it. So I wish to dedicate at least 130GB of my hard drive to WIndows and the rest of the drive can go to OpenSuse, which would be about 158GB. Is there any way anyone knows that can help me get OpenSuse to work without me having to delete the entire drive?

Basically I need help with partitioning my hard drive so that it doesn't read
"Delete Windows partition /dev/sda1"

If you need more information then I will be glad to look them up and answer! Your help and advice will be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you~
Old 08-12-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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One way to do it would be to download the "gparted live cd" (google it). Use this to partition your drive _after_ you have backed up all of your data. You can simply create two partitions on that drive by reducing the size of the windows partition and creating a new one with the left over disk space. When you go to install you Linux distro of choice, simply select the new partition and install into that.

You _will_ backup all of your data won't you before you do anything else?


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