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  1. #1

    9.1 Partition taking forever!

    Hi All!

    Im trying to install SUSE Personal 9.1 on a 500Mhz Athlon, 128Mb RAM Machine, 9Gb Hard Disk, running Win 98.

    The installation has reached the "Resizing Windows Partition" stage and has been sitting on 40% for 18hrs. However the hard disk and CD-ROM lights are flashing and the directory list is very slowly being added to.

    Anyone had this happen to them or know how long the resize of the partition can take?

    Any help would be appreciated.


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    This may or may not be a relevant question, but did you defragment the drive (from within Windows) before starting the Linux installation?

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    Yep, I ran defrag from 98 before starting the installation!

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    i suggest you reinstall your suse again after repartitioning the hdd with partition magic, and create a new partition with ext2 or ext3 ( and do not forget to include a swap partition) so that you can install right to the new partition.

    with partition magic this will take about a few minutes max..

    here is a link to a cd i use which has got partition magic on it.

    it's about 25 mb so it's not that big

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    Word of warning when resizing your partition. Make sure that you turn off your swap file first. It is probably hung somewhere on that.


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