I Just installed opensuse 13.2 with a newly formatted drive (in windows)

I formatted the drive in windows and then installed opensuse 13.2 on to it in another PC which is intended for linux only.
during the installation I was informed that It had shrunk my windows partition down to 24gb but I don’t want any windows partition at all !
How can I delete it and regain the space please.
BTY I am a novice with linux.

any help will be appreciated.
Mike

Can you open a terminal and post the output from:

sudo fdisk -l

if Suse doesn’t use sudo … open a root terminal and run:

fdisk -l

instead.

Thanks for reply
this is the output
Disk /dev/sda: 55.9 GiB, 60021399040 bytes, 117229295 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x1517cb7e

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 * 2048 50960227 50958180 24.3G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 50960384 117227519 66267136 31.6G f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 50962432 55166975 4204544 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 55169024 81143807 25974784 12.4G 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 81145856 117211135 36065280 17.2G 83 Linux

OK, theoretically you could use something like GParted to

a) delete /dev/sda1

b) resize the extended partition /dev/sda2 into the free space

c) move /dev/sda5 to the beginning of the extended partition

d) move /dev/sda6 next to /dev/sda5

e) move /dev/sda7 next to /dev/sda6

f) ressize /dev/sda7 to fill the space that’s now to the right of it

g) reinstall GRUB


But if you haven’t done much to the default install it would probably be easier to just use GParted from a LiveCD/LiveUSB … delete ALL partitions… then just reinstall, the installer should then use the whole drive

Ok thanks
I’ll probably re-install then. I haven’t done much except getting email working.

thanks