OpenSUSE Install :: Access Partitions From Vista - Can't Open Ext3 Partitions

Jan 9, 2010

I have vista and opensuse 11.2 on my computer, the problem is i can't open ext3 partitions from vista but i can the other way. I tried Ext2fsd but the linux partition is always in a read only mood even when i change this option. Also, all folders are empty I downloaded the program as admin and compatable with XP SP2.

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SUSE / Novell :: OpenSUSE With Triple Boot XP/Vista Partitions?

Apr 5, 2010

On installing a dual boot XP/OS 11.2 on a 40GB HDD, I had no problems with the partitioning, but now I have installed XP (15GB) and Vista (20GB), the OS 11.2 setup insists on shrinking the Vista partition to 15GB and does not allow me to change this.Have tried going into 'Create Partition Setup' and 'Custom Partition Setup' but can't seem to get Vista back to its original size

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OpenSUSE :: No Access To Other Partitions

Mar 8, 2011

I am currently testing for the first time openSUSE.I experience some problems right away, the most important problem:I can not get through the explorer (Dolphin) on another partition.When I try, I read underneath:

There was an error while accessing 'Disk 2'. The system notified:

auth_admin_keep_always <- (action, result)

I've already started looking at different solutions. But I'm not familiar enough with KDE to just be able to solve this problem. Anyone have any idea what to do to acces other partitions or drives anyway? Another problem is that the GUI is very slow, moving windows and scrolling is not smooth. Anyone have any idea what I can do about this?

I also have a black taskbar since I've moved it to my main screen as it automatically appeared on my small screen. How do I get it brighter again so the clock is readable again?And finally, the Explorer (Dolphin) has a very annoying behavior, I need only to click a folder to open it then as I really only want to select. How can I make a folder only open when I double click on it?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: How To Access Other Partitions

Feb 22, 2010

i just installed 11.2 and it works fine,however im not very familiar w/suse.i would like to access my storage partition,but it doesnt show up anywhere?in other distros it shows up in places. how can i access this ,and have it mounted automatically?

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Ubuntu Security :: Use TrueCrypt With Non-ext3 Partitions?

Mar 23, 2010

When you are creating a TrueCrypt partition it asks what filesystem you will be using:


This is fine if you decide to create your partition on Linux but I am wondering what you would do if you wanted to create it on your XP partition and access it through the mounted drive. My XP is NTFS and that option does not appear.

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OpenSUSE :: Normal User Rw Access To Ext4 Partitions?

Nov 13, 2010

I need to access sdc2 & sdc4 from SUSE, have shared the partitions already but i am unable to write data there. I checked permissions, it says only owner can change the permission. I need to get rw access for a normal user. Have chmod it already but it didnt work.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Find Partitions - Ext3 Or Swap

Nov 11, 2010

I am using my flashdrive to install. I allocated 200gb for window 7 ult and used partition magic to format the rest to ext3 and swap for DISK 1. But when I try to install Ubuntu, installation can't seem to find the ext3 or the swap. It only sees my other drive in RAID 1.

My harddrive setup
Disk 1(RAID ready)
NTFS 100 mb - System
NTFS 195.21 GB
EXT3 253.88
Linux Swap 16.46 GB

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Ubuntu :: Ext3 Partition : Fdisk Is Not Showing Any Partitions On The Drive?

Apr 24, 2010

I had a 500gb hard drive that I wanted to use on my Ubuntu system as a media storage drive. The drive originally had two partitions on it,one was a Dell Recovery partition and the other was a Windows Vista partition. Using the Palimpsest Drive Utility that comes with Ubuntu, I deleted both partitions,created a Ext3 partition using 100% of the space and copied my data to the drive. After I finally got fstab to load the drive, I found another problem. First of all, when Grub loads, two options it offers are:

Windows Vista (loader) on sdc1
Windows Vista (loader) on sdc3

Aside from that, 100% of the drive is not being used by the Ext3 partition.It is showing 434.6gb available on the drive. Fdisk is not showing any other partitions on this drive, so A) why are the Windows loader options showing up under Grub and B) why do I not have 500gb available?Here is a copy of the output fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes[code]....

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Fedora :: Non-root Users Have No Write Permission On Ext3/ext4 Partitions?

Apr 7, 2010

I created 3 partitions on my usb stick, one is vfat, one ist ntfs and one is ext4.And i formated them like this:

mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sdg1
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdg2


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Ubuntu Installation :: Installer Won't Recognize Partitions - Error Message Saying Partitions Over Sized

Mar 22, 2011

I used Ubuntu before, without problems but since the 10.04 version it won't recognize my partitions. I formated my laptop and partitioned it, installed Windows 7 64bit, which I need for my work, and wanted now to install Ubuntu 10.04/10. I then used GParted to check my Harddisk and it is having troubles to recognize my partitions, too while Windows finds them. GParted is giving me an error message saying my partitions are oversized. I am still in the beginning of my Linux experiences and so I don't know what to do. I have two 250GB harddisks (how Windows recognizes them),


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Ubuntu Installation :: CD Doesn't Detect Partitions But No Apparent Overlapping Partitions?

Mar 3, 2010

Xubuntu 9.04 installation CD not detecting any of the current partitions. This all started when I reinstalled windows XP a few days ago.After, the computer wouldn't boot into GRUB and would boot directly into windows.Other threads have dealt with a similar issue, that of overlapping partitions causing libparted/parted/gparted to detect the whole drive as unallocated space. The problem in these threads seemed to be a corrupted partition table, in which the partitions overlapped with each other. So of course I checked the output of fdisk -l for overlapping partitions, but I don't see any obvious overlapping partitions. I've noticed that the partition that used to be linux swap isn't showing up in the partition table at all. I might just be missing something simple here and would like another set of eyes to help me figure this one out. Does the problem have anything to do with the partition table being out of order (ie. not in order of what regions they cover on the drive)? From the liveCD I've run


sudo fdisk -lu
sudo sfdisk -d
sudo parted /dev/sda print

and have received the following output:


ubuntu@ubuntu:/mnt$ sudo fdisk -lu
omitting empty partition (5)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes


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Hardware :: Change Primary Partitions To Logical Partitions AND Migrate Their Data?

Mar 28, 2010

I've installed Arch Linux onto my Western Digital SATA drive.I love it, best ever, however, I need the fglrx proprietry driver for better 3-d performace, and decided to create a new partition. I decided to install Linux Mint.Sadly, in all my noobishness, I forgot about the 4 primary partition limit (oops!) and as I have /, /home, swap, and /boot partitions (all primary) already installed, I have run into a bit of a problem.I resized my /home partition (almost 500GB) to about 225, and was then told I have over 200GB unusable space. Is it possible for me to change at least 1 of my primary partitions to logical partitions AND keep all the data intact (AND edit the arch configuration so that it'll still work) so I can install a second linux? I sincerely doubt it

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Ubuntu Installation :: Order Of Partitions For Root / Home And Swap With Respect To Windows Partitions?

Feb 9, 2011

I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one partition for Windows booting, one for Windows OS and software installation, and one for data which is planned to mount on Ubuntu. I was wondering how to arrange the order of partitions of root, home and swap, i.e. which is on the left just besides one Windows partition, which is in the middle and which is on the far right?

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Fedora :: Windows Vista Installed On Hard Disk Partitions?

Jun 19, 2011

i've fedora 15 & windows vista installed on hard disk partitions.i can access windows files from fedora but how to view fedora files when i'm working on windows???

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Fedora Installation :: Dell Partitions - Trying To Dual Boot With Vista

Aug 24, 2011

Partition limit is 4 on my Inspiron 1525 so even with the space available I cannot create a Fedora partition because:

50MB for Dell Diagnostics
**GB main vista partition
10GB recovery partition
2.5GB MediaDirect partition

I'm trying to dual boot vista/fedora. I know I can delete the MediaDirect partition but that causes boot problems if the button is pressed while the power is off. I'm not sure which of the 3 Dell Partitions to remove.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 DVD Cannot See Any Partitions

Dec 9, 2009

I had a Windows 7 RC/openSUSE 11.1 dual-boot on this computer running on RAID 1. When I installed Windows 7 final, somehow it screwed up my RAID 1. I fought with it for a while, but decided to wipe the logical drive, and then go into BIOS and disable RAID. I reinstalled Windows 7 on the HDD, but I have no RAID now. BIOS shows 4 SATA drives. Windows sees all of them just fine. But the openSUSE 11.2 install DVD can't see any partitions on sda, sdb, sdc or sdd. It however says I still have two RAID logical drives, which I don't. I'd really like to install openSUSE 11.2, but I want it to recognize my Windows partitions, if for no other reason that to see my MP3 collection, my eBooks, etc.

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Hardware :: XEN Citrix And Partitions - What Is Sda2 And Sda3 Partitions?

Apr 11, 2011

I have problem with XEN Citrix server I can not understand ; what is sda2 and sda3 partitions ?

root@cl-500 ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 2000.4 GB, 2000407625728 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1907737 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes


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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Format Partitions / What To Do?

Apr 10, 2010

I have a pretty weird problem, which is that I can't format any partitions anymore.

It started when my laptop suddenly froze and I killed it (I just ran FF, IRC client, Kopete, ... and I think the last thing I did was plugging in a USB drive). When I wanted to boot the machine again it gave me a lot of errors that the root and the home partitions are both corrupted.

Repairing the system with the DVD didn't help at all and finally I removed all the partitions to reinstall the whole system.

During the installation it can create the partitions, but it can't format them with ext4.

I tried to format the partitions with a live CD and YaST Partioner and the same problem showed up code...

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Make LVM - Partitions

May 24, 2010

Texts about partitioning with LVM are quite technical.However I should like to find a text explaining me how to manually make LVM-partitions in OpenSuSE. Like which ones, how big, how to do it. I made an auto LVM with /home. Problem is my entire disk is not used (/root was 5GB max /home was only 7GB max on sda2)and I was not able to make the partitions the seize I wanted.

I have now sda1 configured as /home 280GB and sda2 with the proposed partitioning of Yast. So only 5,9 GB for root. It looks like my try-out is working fine, however. Using normal partitioning is not a good option on my PC. He shows lots of black screens. With LVM no problem at all.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Any Way To Join Partitions

Oct 7, 2010

Since i first installed my openSuse 11.2 on the laptop, I didn't know how much space I'd need for this OS to run. Now I've encuntered the worst - The root prartition is 6GB big and it might run out of space shortly (700MB left).I had Win XP on it but as soon as I learned openSuse to make basic tasks - i removed the ntfs partition.The HDD is 28GB, I have 6GB root, 7,5GB home, 750MB swap (512MB RAM) ans 14,65GB free space off the deleted NTFS.Is there any way to join the partitions, so the root can be 16GB in space and home around 12GB?

Or maybe just make another second /home partition and use a program to allocate the "missing bytes" from root to another partition if it runs out of space?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 /dev/sda Missing In Partitions?

Aug 22, 2011

I have an acer travelmate 632 running 11.3.The grandkids have been playing playing frozen bubble in fullscreen mode but the "full screen" was actually only the central part of the monitor.Yesterday, there were a bunch of updates. Today, the kids again played frozen bubble but this time, the "full screen" was really the full screen, not the sub-window. After exiting the game, a window popped up telling me that a monitor had been disconnected and would I like to reconfigure. I said yes.

After reboot, the graphical login failed saying that a serious error had been encountered and that I should consult the KDM logs. I went to console mode but was unable to log in. Neither as root or as the regular user. Both fail with "Login incorrect". In fact, the only way in now is via single-user mode.

Looking through the /var/log/messages, I see a curious set of mesages complaining the, for instance, "/dev/sda4 is not in PARTITIONS" note the upper-case. I then see that, despite what "mount" tells me, ?home (sda4) and /boot (sda1) are not mounted. That is, I cannot list their contents. If I manually mount those partitions, I can list their contents.

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot Vista - No Hard Drives Or Partitions Are Shown

Feb 9, 2009

i'm tying to dual boot Vista64 (already installed) and Fedora 10 x86_64. I am running a Dell XPS 410 running 2 sata hard drives raid 0 (ICH8DH). I started the process by shrinking my C drive on disk0 leaving 64.45GB of unallocated space. Next I rebooted into Fedora install DVD and when i get to blue graphical install screen i get message asking if my drive is GPT and if it is it may be corrupted. I click NO, and it comes up with a message telling me i have to initialize my drive if i want to use it ( have to click NO twice) and if i do it i will lose all my data.

i can click no and keep proceding through the install until i get to the partition setup screen. No hard drives or partitions are shown. I've tried googling the problem and get bits of pieces of information scattered in different parts but nothing conclusive to my problem i think. As far as my background of knowledge goes, I'm new to the linux community but give me a thorough guide and i'll do fine (i hope). I've been using fedora on a separate laptop for 2 days now .

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Remove Partitions Through Windows

Mar 17, 2010

I am dual booting Windows 7 & Suse 11.2 and want to uninstall Suse. I know how to remove the linux partitions through windows but need help to first remove the Grub bootloader installed through Yast to enable windows to boot from mbr.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Writing Into NTFS Partitions

Apr 3, 2010

I'm new to OpenSuse 11.2, In Yast partitions configurations, I've mounted all NTFS partitions successfully without ticking "read-only", and according to this webpage: NTFS - openSUSE I checked my fstab file, there's no "-ro" in the file. But I still couldn't write to any mounted NTFS partitions, I can't do paste file, can't save changed files into NTFS partition.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Remove Whole Partitions Entries?

Oct 15, 2010

I have to hide Unix partitions to succeed in installing Linux and the winner is Ubuntu 10.10! I had to remove whole partitions entries. DOS based primary/logical partitions are now called (hd0,msdos1), (hd0,msdos2), etc. And BSD slices would have been (hd0, bsd1) (hd0,bsd2). I guess I saw those names during installation. update-grub failed in three attempts in a row on 2 machines (32 and 64 bit). Everything went fine after I removed the Unix partitions (which are going to be restored by openSUSE legacy Grub)

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OpenSUSE Install :: Partitions Not Shown In Nautilus?

Mar 24, 2011

I would like to know i can i have my partitions shown in Nautilus and gnome-panel. In openSuse 11.3 they appear automatically but now in 11.4 they don't...

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OpenSUSE Install :: Windwows 7 Installing Partitions Deleted

Dec 28, 2009

I have Installed windows 7 over windows xp in the first partition (primary) and I lost linux partitions and there are two ntfs partitions didn't deleted.want to recover linux partiotns becose they have important data ,or recover files from deleted partitions.used opensuse DVD trying to recover grub but it says there are no linux partitions.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Moving Partitions On A Multiboot System?

Dec 29, 2009

I have Windows XP and OpenSuSE 11.1 installed on my laptop. I have recently removed the recovery partition provided by the laptop manufacturer (HP) to free up some space and ideally I would like to be able to add the free space to the existing Windows partition.The current partition set up is as follows:

Disk size 93Gb, P = Primary, L = Logical, U = Unallocated
P Windows XP 36Gb /dev/sda1 /windows


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OpenSUSE Install :: Creating Ghost Images Of Partitions?

Jan 19, 2010

I have been using GHOST for quite a few years to back up my Windoze partitions from NTFS to a series of images on a fat32 partition. I usually boot off a DOS7 bootable CD and simply ghost over to the fat32 partition.

I am rebuilding my laptops and desktops to dual boot Windows7 and Suse 11.2

My goal is to create restore images from my NTFS and ext3 partitions into directories on the fat32 partition for a restoration to my "gold baseline" build after any corruption.

My partition layout is below. This is output from gdisk.exe in DOS7. It's an 80gig drive.

1 = Windows-7
2 = /boot
3 = swap
5 = /
6 = /fat32


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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Edit Partitions During Setup (11.2 X64)?

Jan 21, 2010

I can't edit the partitions in the install setup. When I go tyo the Expert Partitioner, I see a hard disk (sda) with no partitions or user devices, and 2 RAID devices:* /dev/md126 with 465.76 GB, not encrypted, type RAID1 (no info for chunk size, parity or file system)* /dev/md127 with 2.2 MB, not encrypted, RAID_UNKNOWN (no info for chunk size, parity or file system)I didn't try to do anything in the RAID part because I wanted to preserve Win 7, but I dared to add a partition in the "hard disk" (sda) and I get an error: "the disk is in use and cannot be modified".

The behavior of Ubuntu 9.1 x64 installation is much alike.I have googled with every keyword combination I remembered, but I can't find anything that gives me a clue to what may be happening.I have already tried the 3 SATA configurations (the IDE that works with the installed Win 7, AHCI and RAID), but the result is always the same. Now the strangest thing is that fdisk and parted correctly identify the partitions. As far as I remember, parted isn't able to do modifications and fdisk says that the boundaries of the first, tiny partition, doesn't match the number of cylinders (or something like it). However, I was able create a partition with fdisk on the empty space and format it, delete it again and repeat the process a couple of times with no errors. The partituions are signed as msdos.

GParted from Ubuntu also shows the partitions, but I didn't try to do any modifications, namely because I don't think that it can solve my problem and I don't want to risk installing windows again.The hardware is brand new, a Asus M4A785Td-V Evo with an Amd Phenom II X4 965 and a WDC-WD5000ACCS-0 500 Gb HD. My lazyness made me asking the guys from whom I bought it to install Win7 Ultimate 64 in a NTFS partition, leaving half the disk untouched.y assure me that it is a "plain vanilla" ("next, next, next") installation . I guess I could try to see if I could do the partition setup in the "RAID" part of the Expert partitioner, but I have strong doubts that it solves the problem and it would be quite boring to conclude that I ruined the windows installation for nothing.

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