If your machine contains more than one hard disk and you want to
restrict the partitioning proposal to just one disk, choose
and then select a specific
disk from the list. If the chosen hard disk does not contain any
partitions, yet, the whole hard disk will be used for the proposal,
otherwise, you can choose which existing partition(s) to utilize. To add
a separate partition for you personal data check . Instead of the default partition
based proposal it is possible to . Choose two times to proceed
to the next step.
Resizing a Windows Partition
If the selected hard disk only contains a Windows FAT or NTFS
partition, YaST offers to delete or shrink this partition. If you
, the Windows
partition is marked for deletion and the space is used for the
installation of openSUSE.
WARNING: Deleting Windows
If you delete Windows, all data will be lost beyond recovery as soon
as the formatting starts.
Figure 1-7 Possible Options for Windows Partitions
, you need to
interrupt the installation and boot Windows to prepare the partition
before shrinking it. For all Windows file systems, proceed as follows:
Deactivate a Virtual Memory file, if there is one.
After these preparations, restart the openSUSE installation. When
you turn to the partitioning setup, proceed as before and select
. After a quick check of the
partition, the dialog for resizing the Windows partition opens.
The bar graph shows how much disk space is currently occupied by
Windows and how much space is still available. To change the proposed
settings use the slider or the input fields to adjust the partition
Figure 1-8 Resizing the Windows Partition
If you leave this dialog by selecting
settings are stored and you are returned to the previous dialog. The
actual resizing takes place later, before the hard disk is formatted.
IMPORTANT: Writing on NTFS Partitions
By default, the Windows versions NT, 2000, and XP use the NTFS file
system. openSUSE includes read and write access to the NTFS file
system, but this feature has a few limitations. This means that you
cannot read or write encrypted or compressed files. Furthermore, the
Windows file permissions are not honored at the
http://en.opensuse.org/NTFS for more