On 7/1/2020 2:46 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Ok, first thing is you do not send large attachments
to a mail list,
impacting every subscriber and archiver. Instead, you put in some
external share place, such as susepaste.org
, and tell the link in a post.
Or you could use "diskpart" to obtain a list of partitions, in text.
I apologize for the picture. I didn't know about the problem it caused,
or a way around it. (I don't know if susepaste would work from this
Windows computer, and I never heard of diskpart--I don't know if that
works on Windows either.)
Now, about your partition setup. The best thing is to have NO partitions
at all where you want Linux to go, because the install program will want
to create them, and if sees all used space it will either baulk or want
to delete the wrong partition.
So, you could delete partitions 5, 6, and 7 and then run the SUSE
installer. Or not, and tell the expert partitioner in the installer what
to use, as I described on another post.
A year ago I installed OpenSuse TW on the predecessor to this Windows
machine, and it was well behaved about leaving the Windows partitions
alone and starting after the windows data partition. (I had made a Linux
partition.) Can I expect that still to be true? Or I could put all of
Linux (except it's boot environment) on a second drive, but I don't ever
expect to use up as much of /dev/hda1 as my partitioning scheme allows for.
(I think I have the terminology right--hda1--for first storage drive?)
In a previous post, Carlos said he had NO OPPOSITION to my partitioning
scheme, altho he said to let Linux do it.
I just looked at an example of someone's partitioning setup. "Manual
Partitioning of HardDisk in OpenSuse Tumbleweed in VirtualBox 5.2 for
Beginners" from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWi-W_P4FjY
I don't wish to get involved with Virtual Box--I don't see any reason
to. I just want to put three partitions after the Windows three, which I
have shrunk to what I think is a reasonable minimum, altho I think I
could make the Windows data partition smaller, and the Linux /boot
partition smaller, and give that extra space to /home. Then leave the
small Windows partition 4 where it is, since Windows will presumably
look for it there. I did not see Suse changing the sizes of the many
partitions that our Italian friend proposed, unless I missed that.
And ESP is the partition 1. Strange that it is fat32. And strange that
also partition 5 has "boot, esp" flags.
(I have no idea what the
"esp" is there for. /boot is, of course, the
Linux system partition.)
I would just delete 5, 6, and 7, then install. See below. (snipped.)
But I don't understand your story about partitioning. When I installed
Suse TW on the old Windows machine--the one that died--it made just ONE
partition, no home, no swap (if I remember). That's not what I want. I
want basically what I have shown. Is that not possible? OTOH, I have
seen the diagram in the video I mentioned above with, I think it was, 10
partitions. I see no reason for that--it's just wasting space
forecasting what MIGHT wind up on one of his multitude of shelves.
But, de gustibus non disputandam.
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