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Re: [SLE] Reclaiming Windows partition for SUSE
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 17:06:14 -0400
  • Message-id: <42E7F746.2090400@xxxxxxxxxx>
Trey Sizemore wrote:
> I've got a laptop with a 60GB drive divided 50/50 between SUSE 9.3 and
> WinXP. I'd like to reclaim the the 30GB WinXP partition and use the
> 60GB drive exclusively for SUSE (making a 30GB /data partition).
>
> What would be the easiest way to do this? I've got Partiion Magic 7
> with which I thought I might nuke the WinXP partition. Or is doing
> this in Linux better. The current SUSE partitions are ReiserFS so I
> thought I'd do the same with this new partition.
>
> I have a ton of data on the SUSE side and I could backup and do a
> complete reinstall, but this would be a last resort.

If you're planning on leaving the partition the same size, there's no
need for Partition Magic or similar. Just reformat the partition and
mount it.

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