I don't know if this is the right forum for this. Perhaps there should be a "General Linux Help" section?
Anyway, I have been a Linux user for over a year, but I've never truly understood how the operating system works. I don't even understand the directory structure.
I heard about this project called "Linux From Scratch" and am interested in trying it. I don't expect to create something worth using, or even get the thing to start, but my success or failure is irrelevant, as I will no doubt learn a great deal about Linux regardless.
However, I find it very stressfull when my computer is not in a usable state, which is why I want to do this on a smaller partition, separate from my SUSE Linux Installation. Unfortunatly, I don't have any unpartitioned space to spare on my hard disk, so I need to make some.
I have Windows 98se, and Windows XP on the computer as well. Their partitions cannot afford to lose the 10gb of space needed to do this, as XP has a lot of bloatware installed on it, and 98 already has only 10gb! Considering that my SUSE root partition is only about 10% full, it makes sense to shrink this partition. However, starting the partition tool in YaST results in a warning, telling me that modifying a partition that is in use will result in data loss, and the root partition certainly qualifies as "in use". Is there a way around this? If it isn't possible to do, that's ok. I can wait until I reformat for SUSE 9.4, but I would like to get started sooner than that, so help is greatly appreciated. :)
My Partition Setup:
Hard Disk 1:
10gb,FAT32 - Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
70gb,NTFS - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Hard Disk 2:
79gb,RAISER - SUSE Linux 9.3 Professional