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#1 DJSeizure

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:26 AM

Ok, I have a laptop which is running an Intel Centrino 64 Bit version of Vista with 220 gigs of space, and i wanna run like 25% of the hard Drive to put OpenSuse 11 how do i Partition it so i can do that? if its long you can IM me at either Drewality, or DJ Seizure 954
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#2 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:11 AM

Vista has it's very own partition tool.


  • Click Start
  • Right-click Computer
  • Select "Manage"
  • Select Disk Management (Under Storage)
  • In Disk 0 (since you are using a laptop with one HD) right click on your primary partition (your Vista partition).
  • Select "Shrink Volume"
  • Enter the amount of space to shrink and click "Shrink". This is the amount of space you want free for Linux. This is in MB so enter 20000 for 20 GB. 100000 for 100GB.
This will create empty space not used by a partition. When you boot into openSuSe 11 the installer will find this empty space and suggest a Linux Partition Scheme on that empty space. Make sure you look at it first to ensure it is not overwriting your Windows Partition.
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#3 XaNaX

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:00 AM

Very well put! =]
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#4 DJSeizure

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:12 PM

ok so i have the 40 gb unallocated what do i do after that?
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:47 AM

Just put your boot CD in and let the installer run. It will partition your drive. It is in the last paragraph from Jordan's post above.
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#6 DJSeizure

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:45 PM

ok sorry i was being a n00b i just got it
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:36 AM

Get everything worked out then?
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#8 DJSeizure

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:32 PM

yup thanks for everything guys. much appreciated

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