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    Question Partitioning tool


    I have SuSE set up to dual boot with Windows on my machine, before I installed Suse, I had my HDD set up with a 5GB basic windows partition for my windows, and an 80GB windows extended partition (with one logical drive) to store all my music, programs & video etc. I then left the remaining 75GB of HD space as unpartitioned space for SuSE to use. However, I stupidly wasn't concentrating when installing SuSE and instead of using the unpartitioned space, it has resized the large 80GB partition to 39GB and created a new linux partition of 40GB to hold linux. (at least Im fairly sure thats whats happened - there is definitely far less disk space than there should be available.) I was wondering what is the best way in Linux of looking at the MBR and adding new linux formatted partitions. I don't want to do this using the windows disk management plug in, as it doesn't recognise the new linux partitions and I am concerned it may cause problems. (plus it won't format them as ext2)

    Thanks in advance,

    Raoul

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    YAST has a utility which lets you look at the partiton table and create new partitions etc.

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    sorry

    Sorry that was pretty dumb - i should have checked there first really! Problem solved.

    Thanks,
    Raoul

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