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Re: [opensuse] small installation help
  • From: Linux Tyro <opensuse.bkn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:47:58 +0530
  • Message-id: <CACR2xCzj3fz+xq7LnaVqQQqcwGpadP+gUz=vf2Q_6O-OMrJ_0w@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Anton Aylward
<opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You can probably shrink you Windows partition down to less than 50G.

How would I do that?

Put 200M aside for /boot
Put   1G aside for /
Put the rest in LVM.

You are sure that nothing would happen, given I am absolutely beginner...

I have this on a 80G drive.
As you can see, 11.4 fits in easily and its nowhere near half of that 80G

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/mapper/vgmain-TMP
                     1.5G   35M  1.4G   3% /tmp
/dev/mapper/vgmain-usr
                     6.0G  3.2G  2.9G  53% /usr
/dev/mapper/vgmain-usrshare
                     4.0G  2.6G  1.5G  63% /usr/share
/dev/mapper/vgmain-usrsrc
                     484M   68M  417M  14% /usr/src
/dev/mapper/vgmain-var
                     4.0G  1.9G  2.1G  48% /var
/dev/mapper/vgmain-home
                     3.5G  1.7G  1.9G  47% /home

What's that? less than 20G ?    Perhaps I have an old 30G IDE I could
put 11.4 on as  "throw-away"!

You could easily create a couple of spare "/" file systems for different
distributions, a larger /boot ....

LVM gives you a lot of flexibility to manage

Ok, it is good for LVM, if it really does that, I practically I have
no experience, I am sure nothing would go wrong! However, due to low,
speed, I am sure the download would still take some time to be
completed and then I could do, probably on the coming holiday.

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