Partioning Drive For Mint Installation solved

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Partioning Drive For Mint Installation solved

Postby jordan on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:38 am

I presently have Suse installed and it takes up the entire hard drive. Does Mint offer a way to install and create it's own partition by resizing the existing Suse partition and still keep Suse on my hardrive?
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Re: Partioning Drive For Mint Installation

Postby 67GTA on Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:06 am

Yes. It will give you a few options, one of which will be to resize Suse. You can also choose to manually setup the partitions if you don't like what the partitioner suggests. I usually use gparted to do this myself. You cab boot the Mint live CD, and use gparted from the menu. Shrink Suse to the size you want, and create a new primary partition in the empty space. Ext3 is the most used filesystem. After it is done, write down the partition number, sda1, sda2, sda3? Then run the Mint installer, and tell it to use the new partition.
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Re: Partioning Drive For Mint Installation

Postby jordan on Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:22 pm

Thanks. I was able to partition with a bit of trial and error. Mint installed with no problems.
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