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RE: [SLE] Reclaiming Windows partition for SUSE
  • From: "Marlier, Ian" <ian.marlier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 15:08:28 -0400
  • Message-id: <B73E5ED78DE95448BE84807455D6E5761B2E27@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Should have mentioned: if the Windows partition is mounted in the SuSE
directory tree, you're not going to be able to reformat it until you
umount it -- `umount /windows/C` should do the trick.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marlier, Ian [mailto:ian.marlier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:05 PM
> To: Trey Sizemore; suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [SLE] Reclaiming Windows partition for SUSE
>
> My dual-installs of SuSE have all ended up with the Windows partition
> mounted somewhere in the linux directory tree. I think /windows/C but
> I'm not positive.
>
> In any case, `mount` should show you if there's an NTFS or FAT
partition
> mounted under /windows when you're booted into SuSE.
>
> If not, take a look at fdisk -- `man fdisk` will give you usage info.
> That'll let you get a listing of the partitions on the drive.
>
> Once you've got the Windows partition (/dev/hda#, most likely) you can
> use mkreiserfs to format the partition, mount it as /data (`mount -t
> reiser /dev/hda# /data`) and then fix the fstab file...
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trey Sizemore [mailto:trey@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:54 PM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] Reclaiming Windows partition for SUSE
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks for tips.
>
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> Cheers,
> Trey
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