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Re: [SLE] New Hard Drive and Suse
  • From: Linux Leo <Leo.Linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 07:42:08 -0400
  • Message-id: <3D74A010.8020103@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Is it OK if I install windows first and then install Suse and let Yast do the partitioning for me? If yes, then how can I change the total partition size at that time e.g. I want to change YAST's choice of partition to 10GB from whatever it chooses.

zentara wrote:

On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 12:31:08 -0400
Linux Leo <Leo.Linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I am about to install a new hard drive on my laptop. I intend to dual boot Windows ME and Suse Pro 8.0. The new drive is 20 GB. How should I partition my hard drive?
(I intend to divide it into two partitions)

If you want to be on the safe side, make a small /dev/hda1 for /boot. (20 megs)
That way if your laptop bios isn't upto the task of handling big harddrives,
you can always get dual boot lilo working.

Then /dev/hda2 for windows.

Then /dev/hda3 for swap.(the size of your ram)

The last part depends on how you want to handle your
directories. If you just want to throw all the directories
into / , then make /dev/hda4 for linux and mount root there.

If you want to have separate partitions for /home etc. etc.
then you will need to make /dev/hda4 an "extended partition"
and then make as many prtitions in the extended as you desire.

The reason for this, is hard drives can only have 4 primary
partitions, /dev/hda1 thru /dev/hda4. If you need more than 4,
then you need to make 1 primary an extended type.

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