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I want to install openSUSE on my new laptop. I partition my hard drive (600gb) with 5 parts:

c: 97gb d: 150gb e: 150gb f: 100gb g: 50gb and 38gb unallocated part

In the openSUSE installation, the yast makes a 2gb for swap 14gb = root , 21 gb = home, but in Installation Overview under Booting has a red error:

 the Boot loader Installed On a Partition that does not Lie Entirely Blew 128 GB .The system maight Not Boot;

What`s the meaning of this error?

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That means that you don't have a separate boot partition. Instead the /boot is under /, the root partition. It also means that /boot is very far from the beginning of the disk.

Various systems may have problems when /boot is too high on a disk. Since your /boot is under /, it is on the end of the drive. Error simply warns you that /boot may be too high on a disk and that such position could cause problems.

In general, best way to do partitioning is to have a small boot partition at the beginning of the disk and mount it under /boot. This way the root partition may be anywhere.

The error is there because BIOSes have limits on position of boot partitions. There is a nice article here which explains several limitations which were common on BIOSes. Today, computers shouldn't have such problems, but it is always better to err on the safe side.

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tanke you from your useful answer – Milad Sobhkhiz Mar 29 '11 at 13:34
where i make the boot partition (side of wich partion?) – Milad Sobhkhiz Mar 29 '11 at 14:37
and what about size of the boot partion? – Milad Sobhkhiz Mar 29 '11 at 14:39
@Milad Sobhkhiz It's not going to be very easy. If you're having problems, then you'll need a boot partition at the beginning of the disk. Try to shrink your C partition form 97 GiB to for example 96 GiB and place the boot partition in the space you got after shrinking. Also note that boot partition should be a primary partition. – AndrejaKo Mar 29 '11 at 14:41
@Milad Sobhkhiz I think that 1 GiB should be enough for boot partition. – AndrejaKo Mar 29 '11 at 15:37

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