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http://forums.opensuse.org – I am dual booting winxp and opensuse 11.2 on a 80gb harddrive with 3 partitions. first primary conatins xp, second logical and active contains opensuse and third primary holds data. i want to create another partition after /dev/sda3 using the free space from /dev/sda3.can u advise me if it is possible? and if yes, what do i need to consider. here is the output of fdisk -l Code: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x285adb1d   Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System /dev/sda1              1        3961    31816701    7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2  *        3962        6496    20362387+  f  W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda3            6497        9729    25969041    7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda5            3962        4148    1502046  82  Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6            4149        6496    18860278+  83  Linux and my fstab file Code: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JVWTGQY-part5 swap                swap      defaults              0 0 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JVWTGQY-part6 /                    ext4      acl,user_xattr        1 1 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JVWTGQY-part1 /windows/C          ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST380011A_5JVWTGQY-part3 /windows/D          ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 proc                /proc                proc      defaults              0 0 sysfs                /sys                sysfs      noauto                0 0 debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0 devpts              /dev/pts            devpts    mode=0620,gid=5      0 0 /sys/bus/usb/drivers /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      devgid=113,devmode=664 0 0 df -hT Code: Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6    ext4    18G  9.1G  7.8G  54% / udev        tmpfs    488M  196K  488M  1% /dev /dev/sda1  fuseblk    31G  18G  14G  57% /windows/C /dev/sda3  fuseblk    25G  20G  5.6G  78% /windows/D (Distributions)