Hello all, whats the best GUI way for me / linux challenged / to learn how to non destructively repartition an 80gb drive that already has Suse 10.3 on it with 2gb swap: 20gb root: 53gb home partition scheme on it so far? I need details about things that may seem trivial to y'all...but
I'd like to make at least 3 more drive primary bootable partitions for more linux and bsd options and spare the existing installation.
I'm wanting Ububtu as the next installation then pc-bsd and want to repartition the easiest way.
I'm familiar with fdisk but it is destructive. I've toyed with gparted but I'm missing info. whether I have to create a separate swap/root/home partition for each install or just create an unallocated space and let os determine the rest. I'm not even sure how to ask this question because there are so many variables and trying to wade through variables wears me out.
I'm also a little confused about primary drives since I'm only allowed 4 by bios and two are already used. I would suspect that my next partition should be an extended with multiple primaries on it. Will these primaries be bootable?
I also am lost as to what to shrink and if I should delete any partitions...just confused about the whole process...anyone have a simple blow by blow link to help straighten me out?
All the tutorial and how to's I've read only deal with Windoze/different os multiboot
scenario and I'm easily confused having to translate and make accomodations. Kind of need a repartion by numbers routine... help! Thanx Mike %
I need to know the best/easiest detailed way to put more boot able/usable 'Nix' on the drive without having to reinstall Suse.