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RE: [SLE] Reclaiming Windows partition for SUSE
  • From: "Marlier, Ian" <ian.marlier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 15:04:50 -0400
  • Message-id: <B73E5ED78DE95448BE84807455D6E5761B2E26@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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