Campbell Ritchie wrote:Start by showing us what the current partition table looks like. You can boot into Ubuntu and run gparted. Beware: gparted can severely damage your data, and it must be run as “root” or maybe a sudo‑er. You can install it with
sudo apt-get install gparted
Or as an alternative, System→Preferences→Disks. Or you can download gparted (.iso =230MB) and create a bootable CD and run it from that.
Tim Cooke wrote:As a side question: What do you want from openSUSE that you don't have with Ubuntu?
Campbell Ritchie wrote:That makes life difficult. Had you a separate partition mounted as /home, you could simply have installed OpenSUSE around it and retained the /home partition.
Now you are going to have to back up your entire home folder, install OpenSUSE and restore all your files. I don't believe you can install SUSE as some sort of upgrade to Ubuntu.
Which version of Windows® is it?
This is how I would partition a disc: old thread.
Leave Windows alone.
Reformat the existing swap partition again as swap space. I think you are all right for size with 3GB, but you can search for advice and you can always change the size. More about partitioning here and here. If SUSE creates separate / and /home and swap partitions as a default, try the default and see what you think.
This is how I would partition the remaining space:
1: about 0.25MiB to 0.5MiB format as ext4 and mount as /boot 2: about 40GB: format as ext4 and mount as / You can use less space if you are not installing many programs. I need to install LaTeX and all the packages to go with it occupy about 11GB, but you might not need that much space. I notice your current Linux partition is <10% full. The / partition is also called the root partition. 3: remainder of drive: format as ext4 and mount as /home