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Re: [opensuse] How to allocate more space to windows...
  • From: mukul singh <mukul.singh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 21:14:42 +1000
  • Message-id: <48BBCEA2.5070403@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
mukul singh wrote:
Rajko M. wrote:
On Sunday 31 August 2008 11:14:19 pm Mukul Singh wrote:
Hi all,

I have a laptop which came with Windows Vista. I installed OpenSuse 10.3
on it. The total hard disk was 160 GB out of which opensuse is using
around 100 GB. Is it possible to allocate more space to Vista?

Regards

Yes. The easiest is to resize Linux partition at the end of disk, and then let Vista format and use created empty space. More work is if you want to give Vista single bigger partition. It includes backing up your data in Linux, delete all Linux partitions, enlarge Vista partition and then install Linux in the rest of the space.
More details on Linux partitions, formatting and how much space you want for Vista will help to give more specific advice.
Partition information is as follows:

cfdisk (util-linux-ng 2.13-rc2)

Disk Drive: /dev/sda
Size: 160041885696 bytes, 160.0 GB
Heads: 255 Sectors per Track: 63 Cylinders: 19457

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unusable 1.05*
sda1 Primary Unknown (27) 1572.87*
sda2 Boot Primary NTFS ] 73657.39*
sda5 NC Logical Linux swap / Solaris 2152.15*
sda6 NC Logical Linux ext3 21476.21*
sda7 Logical Linux ext3 55495.97
Logical Free Space 3.18*
sda3 Primary Hidden HPFS/NTFS 5679.09*
Unusable 1.41*


The more the better, but If I can get around 120 GB for Vista, that would be ideal.
Also, as Vista came pre installed, I don't have a install CD for it.

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