OpenSUSE Install :: How To Resize The Boot Partition

May 5, 2010

My boot partition is 1.5 gb Id like to resize it to 512mb..Though can it be done in yast partitioner ?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Resize The Partition

Mar 17, 2011

I want to install linux next to my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and changed my windows partition from 700GB to 100GB. Now I want to use the other 600GB for linux and formatted it in Paragon Partition manager.

But when I try to install OS 11.4 I get the message that it can't resize the partition because of the type (which is NTFS) and it wants to delete the whole disc including the windows partition. How do I fix this? Do I need to delete the 600GB partition again in Paragon so its unallocated and then use Suse on it?

Or can I better first install Linux and then Windows? (for next time so it would be nice if the above worked out)

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Resize Windows Partition ?

Jan 5, 2010

The openSUSE 11.2 installation disk doesn't want to let me resize my NTFS-based WinXP partition; it just says that the fs is inconsistent and that I should check this issue in windows... But even though I've scheduled diskcheck to run after a reboot, it doesn't! Is there some way of "forcing" the diskcheck to run upon startup, or how else can I resolve this issue (without re-installing my entire system)?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Resize Or Move Root Partition

Jan 6, 2011

During install process I assigned only 6GB for my root partition and now I'm almost running out of space. I have 11.1 installed and I wanted to update to 11.3 but there are problems with i855 video card with newest distro versions so I won't install it. Since everything is installed and configured I don't want to install 11.1 again.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Fix NTFS Partition Messed Up By Qparted Resize?

Apr 22, 2010

I used QParted to size one my hard drive's NTFS partition to make unallocated space available to install SUSE. QParted created the the unalloacted space fine and I got SUSE up and running.

However, the NTFS partition is messed up. The QParted GUI and the SUSE's Disk management GUI shows it as NTFS drive with 319 GB space. However, nothing seem to be able to read/write to it. QParted gives a warning "Unable to read contents of this file system! Because of this some operations maybe unavailable." Is there any way to fix this NTFS partition so I can recover data from it?

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Fedora :: Resize Boot Partition With LVM After

Feb 10, 2010

I've been upgrading a Fedora server over the years. Once it was Fedora Core 2 now it is Fedora 10. Now I want to continue the upgrade process and upgrade the server to Fedora 11. The problem is that the boot partition is 100MB but Fedora 11 wants a 200MB boot partition. Looking at Fedora 13 it seems a boot partition of 500MB is gonna be the norm. I would just resize the boot partition but there is a LVM directly after it taking up the rest of the drive.

How do I resize my boot partition in this scenario?

My current line of thought is to use G4L to backup both partitions, then restore the boot partition to a large drive, increase the size with parted then restore the LVM backup after it.

So far G4L has been reluctant to backup the boot partition of Fedora on a test rig to an NTFS drive. Not sure if I should be backing up the image to a ext3 drive.

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Fedora :: Resize Partition For Triple Boot?

Oct 5, 2009

I have Vista and F11 dual booted on my system. I wan't to resize Fedora(I think Vista has already been shrunk as far as It can) and install Debian as a third OS. Fedora takes up all the free space and I am only using a small amount of the partition. I am not sure of the best way to do this. Can I boot the Debian live cd and resize Fedora at the partion step? Or do I need to boot a live F11 cd, repartition and then boot the debian cd? Or is there a better way?

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Ubuntu :: Safe To Resize An Unused Boot Partition?

Mar 4, 2011

Is it safe to resize a partition which is marked as a boot partition?Is it just a flag i can ignore?I have ubuntu in an extended partition, the previous partition I've formatted and want to shrink/then move+resize the extended partition to give ubuntu more space.
I was about to resize+move from the gparted usb, when it warned moving a boot partition can cause your system not to start....I've already created 97gb unallocated space (probably too much) and sda3 is flagged as boot even though it's a formatted empty partition. If I'm trying to move/expand sda4 is the warning because of the boot partition on sda4, the facts sda3 is flagged as boot or because the grub stage 2 file is being moved?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot With Windows 7 - Cannot Resize Win7 Partition

Aug 8, 2010

Regarding the installation of ubuntu 10.0.4 on my HP pavilion DV5000 laptop.

I previously installed windows 7 in my laptop and i would like to have ubuntu and windows 7 in dual boot. in order to do that i need to free up some space to be able to install to create partitions for ubuntu and the swap even if I have 30GB of unused space.

When i launch the live cD and i reach the step 4 ubuntu is actually recognising three operating systems installed:

- windows 7 (loader) under dev/sda1 (92,86GB) NTFS
- windows NT/2000/XP (which is corresponding to my "HP recovery" partition) under dev/sda2 en FAT32 (6,2GB)
- windows XP embedded (I don't unerstand what it is) under dev/sda3 NTFS (1,1GB)

when I go to the step 6 to modify the size of sda1 to free up some space, i don't have the possibility to change it, i can read "unknown" under the used space collumn.

I also tried to resize this partition using gparted but unfortunately i had the same problem, when i select it all the options to modify it are greyed out and i can notice a key near the hard drive logo (is it locked ?).

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot Setup - Resize 20gb Partition Through The 11 Installer

Nov 28, 2009

I have a computer with windows xp on it, and i want to dual boot with fedora 11. I have 2 hard drives in it, 1 500gb HD and 1 350gb HD. the 350 isnt much concern b/c its just sitting there all free and unpartitioned right now. Now my 500gb is split into 3 partitions, a 20gb(with xp installed on it) a 105 gb with pretty much nothing on it and a 350gb with all my data.

My problem is I'm trying to resize my 20gb partition through the fedora 11 installer and when I tell it to resize say to 10gb it starts and fails the resize. its a NTFS partition and the windows stuff on the partition is only about 8gb. any idea whats going on? the only error I get is "The resize has failed"

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Fedora Installation :: Partition Size After F14 Install With Resize Option

Apr 11, 2011

I've just installed Fedora 14 over an old Ubuntu (heron, I think). The old install used a single partition for both / and /home; and I wanted to try to avoid reinstalling /home if possible (but yes, I did back it up). I chose the anaconda option to shrink the old Ubuntu /, and created a new LVM for the Fedora /. This seemed to work perfectly. I mounted the old / on '/host' (an old naming habit), and then mounted individual home dirs into /home using autofs. All seemed fine. However, on my first reboot after the autofs mounts fsck failed. The current situation is as follows:

# fsck /dev/sda6
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.18
e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 15360000 blocks
The physical size of the device is 15359895 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!
Abort<y>? yes

# dumpe2fs /dev/sda6 | grep 'Block count'
dumpe2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
Block count: 15360000
# dumpe2fs -o superblock=32768 /dev/sda6 | grep 'Block count'
dumpe2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
Block count: 15360000
Same thing for all the other backup superblocks I've tried.
# echo '15360000 4 * p' | dc
61440000
# fdisk -s /dev/sda6
61439583

Resize2fs tells me to run fsck, and complains of a short read if I try to force. Fsck seems to run fine if I say 'no' to the abort prompt, but doesn't change the problem. Filesystem is ext3. Started with debugfs. First used icheck and ncheck to work out which file(s) had been written to the non-existent blocks past the partition size. Fortunately, there was only one. Deleted that file (can restore it from backup later). Quit debugfs. Now resize2fs -p -f worked perfectly. fsck after resizing was clean. Reboot seems happy. As for the origin of the problem, I would guess there's a rounding bug in the code anaconda uses to shrink partitions.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Vista - And Windows 7 - Partition Resize - Install?

Nov 13, 2010

I have understood that Vista does not always play nice with third party partitioners and that it was best to use the tools *within* Vista to change its size.

I do not know, but the same might apply to Windows 7? Anyway I understand Windows 7 also has its own resize tools.

My advice to newcomers with Vista (or Windows 7) has been to use the Windows inbuilt tools to resize and then to leave un partitioned space on the drive, because until recently the Ubuntu Live CD has included an option 'Install into un partitioned space' or similar. Which was very easy.

However, with Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop CD the same option does not exist, so for beginners, or any nervous newcomer, the only practical option in most cases is to use the 'resize' facility in the Ubuntu installer.

This is a circular situation, if the Ubuntu facility resize is recommended to be avoided.

I would very much like to avoid having to tell them to use the 'advanced' option. Most of them are pretty jittery, from having used Windows for years.

I am aware that the 10.10 Alternate CD still includes 'install into un partitioned space'. Do I now tell people they need both a Live CD for initial tests and then also an Alternate CD for install?

They would see the install invitation in the Desktop CD live session and have to disregard it.

The Ubuntu 10.10 installer is, on the face of it, getting more friendly towards nervous newcomers.

Are the warnings about third party partitioners still relevant?

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Partition Resize On Install / Live Gparted Crashes?

Oct 10, 2010

Want to repartition/resize existing 1/2 full 60MB sda2 currently containing NTFS. The "Allocate drive space" does not seem to have a resize option (the 10.04 docs claim there was a resize option here). When I run 10.10 gparted in live mode gparted crashes for unknown reason before it even finishes scanning the disk. Am I missing something here? (Never tried to resize an ntfs part. with Ubuntu.) The laptop I am installing this on currently has XP that crashes a lot for unknown reasons.

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Fedora Installation :: Resize Of NTFS Partition On Install - No Progress Indicator On The Installer

Apr 13, 2009

I am doing a fresh install of Fedora 10 64bit on my PC. What I have done is, freshly installed Vista Home Premium 64 bit on the entire Hard Drive (680GB), then fired up the live CD and told the installer to resize sda1 (The windows partition) to about a 60:40 ratio. I intend to dual boot the system

Now the thing is, it's been running for half an hour now and there's no progress indicator on the installer so I don't know if its actually doing anything. Well there is a progress indicator but it's nonsensical, it just moves backward and forwards. The HDD indicator LED on my computer is flashing every now and again, but not constantly as I expect it to?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot Boot To Partition ?

Jun 30, 2011

I have a 500GB hard disk and divided to 3 partitions, 1 for windows, 1 for openSUSE and 1 for Ubuntu. i have installed and reinstalled linux on my laptop for many many times but it is like this, Grub 2 is installed to MBR and it workded fine but i want to add openSUSE and chose not to boot from MBR when installing it.i had to edit the menu.lst and got it to boot to Ubuntu partition. i also share file on partitions directly by booting to openSUSE and take data from Ubuntu and Windows partitions. so sometimes the pc boot i cannot scrool down the grub menu entry and it boot directly to openSUSE. BUT it returns to the start point ( i can see Dell booting, my laptop is Dell Inspiron N5010). and so i decided to reinstall Ubuntu(kubuntu) and set grub to install to its own partition not MBR.

Now i cannot boot to either openSUSE or Ubuntu. Only Windows is available by chance. new problems arise now that i cannot even boot the bootable CD. Did i loose the MBR or sth?

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Partition Hd / Dual-boot OpenSUSE

Jun 1, 2010

I've just recently decided to try Linux, but I want to keep Windows 7 on my computer as well. This is also the first time messing with things like partitions. Could anyone lead me to a good site where I can figure out how to partition my hd, dualboot openSUSE, and fix any problems that may occur?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Using A Separate Boot Partition?

Jan 26, 2010

P4 2.4gHZ 2.0GB Ram I have tried to do some reading on this by googling and such, but it is all a bit overwhelming and so many posts/articles want to deal with dual booting which I am not planning to do on this machine. I am trying to find some info on whether it is better to have a separate boot partition. As in, separate from root partition. I have read that a separate boot partition makes for a quicker start and better recovery if system crashes. I will shortly be installing openSuse 11.2(KDE) [currently on 11.0] and I want to optimise the partition scheme so that it is the most efficient. I have a 160GB HDD that will be housing this new installation, so space is not a problem. I am only user on this machine. Currently, it is just partitioned as such:

2.0GB - swap [because I read it should equal Ram]
32.0GB - /
40.0GB - /home
76.8GB - extra storage [Not really necessary as I have 2 other HDD on system 1 - 320GB and 1 - 200GB]

Also, is it recommended to have separate partitions for /tmp /var or any other /nnn ?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot From MBR Vs Root Partition Vs None?

Feb 27, 2010

what's the difference (if any) between choosing to boot from the MBR, the root partition or enabling neither? Referring to: pic23-MBR switch.png - Windows Live Would one be better for dual boots for example? (Using Vista too)

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Boot With The Partition?

Oct 22, 2010

how to do it with vista or XP. I want to have dual boot with the partition i already got working on SUSE, the rest I want to have ti in Windows.

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OpenSUSE :: Install Of XEN Fails, Boot Partition Too Small?

Oct 17, 2010

I just fresh installed openSuse 11.3. Am trying to install Hupervisor and Tools but during the install I get the message that xen itself can't be installed while it needs 20MB space.My boot partition is already maxed. At least that is what the partitioner is telling me that 70MB is the maximum setting.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Create Partition For Dual Boot

Jan 3, 2010

I am new to linux. I tried and failed. I need some help on Creating patitions (I think it is root, swap and home).I have HP laptop with WIndows 7 installed. I have shrink the volume to allow Linux installation. I have three partitions, first one is windows boot - about 100MB. Second one is about 110GB and it has windows 7. Third one is UNALLOCATED space of 110GB that I intended for Suse.

Now I am going to install the Suse. The unallocated spaces should be "primary" or "extended"? Also, should I divided this new partition in to three partition? If does, what are sizes for each? I want to learn Linux so I will able to look for better job. This is the first time I ever look into linux and confused.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Moving Boot Partition Resizing LVM

Jan 30, 2010

A while back I ran into the situation of running out of space on /boot. When I last installed Suse I just went with the recommended LVM layout, which proposes a very small /boot partition. When you run out of space you are now faced with resizing the LVM, which Gparted unfortunately does not support.In Googling around I did not find a concise guide, so I collected the information I needed and and then wrote a guide on the steps I used to resolve this issue and it is available at Resizing Default LVM Partitions and Moving /boot - Mine the Harvest

I found using EVMS from a live CD to be quite simple and was able to create a new /boot partition and reconfigure grub to use it in very short order. I was quite impressed with how easy to use EVMS was and the options it provides. (I think that the default LVM layout the Suse installer proposes is overly conservative on the size of the /boot partition. Why not allocate a few hundred megs, especially considering the size of drives today? Perhaps Suse will soon move to using grub2 and eliminating /boot altogether, but for now the very small allocation of space can be a bit of a pitfall for users -- especially when they are not familiar with resizing LVMs and reconfiguring grub. Of course moving to grub2 also introduces its own complexities too.)

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Boot Into Windows 7 After Deleting The Partition?

Oct 29, 2010

I was dual booting windows 7 with opensuse 11.3 and then realized I wasn't ever using Opensuse. I then deleted the partition it was in and now I cannot boot into windows. Grub immediately takes over upon booting but doesn't detect any partitions. I tried booting from an opensuse cd and changing the boot order priority, but grub still comes up. I don't have a windows 7 installation disc

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OpenSUSE Install :: Set Up System With Boot Partition On USB (pendrive)?

Feb 12, 2011

Note: I am doing such setup for the first time so I don't know if there is a problem with given opensuse version or problem with what I am doing. System: openSUSE 11.4 RC1

Desired setup: entire system except /boot partition on hard disk, /boot partition on USB (pendrive). Aim -- making impossible to boot from hard disk, forcing boot from the USB (please, don't question my aim, I am just trivializing the issue here to shorten the description).

Setup: I set /home and / partitions on hard disk (/sda), /boot partition on USB (/sdb), I selected the options to Boot From Boot Partition as well as Boot From Master Boot Record. Finally I selected Boot Loader Options and selected Set active flag in Partition Table for Boot Partition. I installed the system.

What works:

a) without pendrive inserted I cannot start the system
b) with pendrive inserted GRUB menu shows up and system is ready to boot

The problem: after initial starting, there is long pause, and system switches to text mode with error:

Code:
drive "/dev/disk/by-id/id_of_my_pendrive" is not found Since the console worked, I logged in, and yes, actually there was not such disk found. But the disk (pendrive) was there -- the initial booting took place not from void, but from it. So why it is not present? Out of curiosity, I pulled it out, and plugged it in back, now it was visible in "dev/disk/. Question: what should I change/tweak for correct booting the system from pendrive? Or is a bug in 11.4 installer? I would like to setup everything as it should be done -- I mean within installer.

What I found so far: Booting encrypted system from USB stick - Gentoo Linux Wiki it is similar problem to mine, but only similar. I have other symptoms.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Lost Boot Of Main Partition?

Apr 8, 2011

Ive been running crunchbang on my system, and yesterday decided to try opensuse so i can install the novell client. I ran the live gnome cd and during installation I shrank my main partition down and created a new partition for opensuse. Installation went well other than sometimes programs close and make the part of my desktop that they occupied useless.

Question 1) I can see my crunch bang files through opensuse but i cannot find or boot into crunch bang.

question 2) Why are these programs closing and then killing my desktop? Say i have a Firefox in the top left of my desktop and it errors and closes. I go open Firefox again, anywhere that the old Firefox window was in ( not click able). My cursor will turn to the text cursor as soon as it enters the x y position. I have to restart the laptop to be able to click file or insert a web address.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot Boot Into Removed Home Partition

Apr 30, 2011

I mistakenly removed my /home of openSUSE while trying to install another distro. My root pertition is OK. openSUSE is shown in grub. but i cannot boot into it as there is no /home is there any way to fix this without removing my openSUSE?

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Ubuntu :: Partition Manager: Unable To Resize Partition To Use Free Space BEFORE Partitio?

May 29, 2011

I have around 30gb of free space in my partition table immediately before the Linux partition. I want to resize my linux partition to take up this space.

I tried booting with live cd, sucessfully umounted the hard drive but found I could not resize the partition. On clicking the 'edit size' button, partition manager recognised the free space before the partition but when i reduced this, the 'ok' button was greyed out. (it was not greyed out for the windows partition so I could, in theory, increase the windows partition to take up the free space but this is not what i wanted to do).

I am pretty sure that I had managed to unmount the drive correctly as the padlock symbol had dissapeared (I took the attached screenshot, which does show the lock symbol, after rebooting into my normal system).

Anyone got any ideas as to why it wont allow this? There is no reason why i can resize the partition to take up the free space BEFORE it is there?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 - Red Error: "the Boot Loader Installed On A Partition That Does Not Lie Entirely Blew 128 GB .The System Maight Not Boot"

Mar 29, 2011

i want to install opensuse on my new lap top i partition my hard (600gb) with 5 parts:

c: 97 gb
d: 150 gb
e: 150 gb
f: 100 gb
g: 50 gb
and 38 gb unlocated part

in opensuse instalation , the yast makes a 2gb for swap 14gb = root , 21 gb = home, but in Instalation Overview under Booting has a red error: the Boot loader Installed On a Partition that does not Lie Entirely Blew 128 GB .The system maight Not Boot;

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot Fail - When Is Ext4 Partition Mounting - 11.2

Jan 4, 2010

Sometimes openSUSE boot ends with these errors:[url]

(I do not know why it prints an error on Ext2 filesystem when the disk is formatted Ext4...)

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Here is my Fstab:

Code:

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Boot And Create Ubuntu On A Second Partition

Mar 1, 2010

i want to dual boot, and create ubuntu on a second partition, and while im at it remove the windows partition that i dont use on here at all

also, i want to run chkdsk first, does anyone know how i can do that on linux?

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