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Danial
post Oct 22 2011, 05:09 PM
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I am installing OpenSUSE 11.4. The system I have had an older version of OpenSUSE on it, but then I installed Windows in one of the partions. The partions look like this at installion:
Name Size F Type FSType Mount
sda1 22.01GB HPFS/NTFS NTFS /windows/c
sda2 210.88 Extended
sda5 20 F Linux native EXT4 /
sda6 20 Linux native EXT3
sda7 170.87 Linux native Ext3 /home

My question is that I don't appear to be using sda2 for Linux and sda6 may be wasted. Is that true and if so, how can I fix it. I want to keep Windows on the machine.

A second question: When going through the install, the loader says that it will erase all partitions. Will it erase the windows partion? That I do not want. While I will be using Linux as my main OS, I still need Windows.
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michaelk
post Oct 23 2011, 04:43 AM
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I have not played with SuSE in a long time so I am unfamiliar with the installer. There should be more the one option. Typically there is use existing unallocated space use existing linux partitions or a manual/advanced option where you can create or select the desired partitions.
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