Linux Question

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  1. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502

    furryrabidbunny

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    I have an old hp desktop with two partitions... one for recovery and the actual c drive with documents and functioning windows. I just downloaded suse 10 and want to install it (already know Tiger and Xp, why not linux?). If i select automatic partition... is yast smart enough to shrink down the c partion with everything in it and not touch the recovery partition?
     
  2. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think so. I'm no linux expert, but I think you'd be better off using a third party app to adjust your partitions and make room for SuSE.
     
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    What's the recovery partition for? Is it different from the CDs that come with the computer?
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    some PC makers put a recovery image on the hd itself.
     
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    I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure this is the wrong forum
     
  8. furryrabidbunny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My only fear is that it will really mess it up... get rid of the recovery partition and merge the c and d all into one. I am thinking about copying the recovery onto my backup hard drive, and creating an iso of it and burning a dvd on my mac just to be safe.
     

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