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Dumb question I know, but I've got SuSe 6.2 running very nicely now, and I don't want to screw anything up.

I need to create a new partition on my drive to install windows (not selling out - I need this for work).  At the moment Linux is the only thing on the drive, using 3 partitions.  The question is, how can I be sure when creating a new partition that I'm not deleting any of the data from my Linux system?
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do you have free space not assigned to any of those 3 partitions?
creat new partition alone will not do harm to your existing ones (to be 1000% right, in really really rare occasions, the partition table cannot be written properly and we can get really screwed up)

create a new partion with the free space you have, change the partition type to be FAT16-or-alike, write the partition table, then boot to a win95 bootdisk/CD.

Linux file systems are even not seenable from windows 95/98/NT4. so you should be safe. but be careful if you use disk admin in NT.
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