Iíve bought an HP pavilion with windows xp home preinstalled with other software. Iíd want to install Suse 9,3 in dual boot mode.
Browsing newsgroups Iíve read fat32 he is both visible to SuSE and Windows, so Iíd prefer to create a boot partition without damage the mbr. Yast doesnít allow me that. Thatís what Iíve done:
1) with Partition Magic 8 Iíve enlarged the preinstalled fat 32 system rescue for Pavilion (Drive D
and reseized the NTFS partition to make room for Linux (about 91 GB)
2) Iíve created a swap partition about 2 GB for SuSE.
Then Iíve run YAST. These proposed partitions:
/dev/sda1 --- FAT32 2 GB mount point: /windows/c (D drive)
/dev/sda2 --- NTFS 20 GB mount point: /windows/d (C drive)
/dev/sda3 --- . extended partition
/dev/sda4 --- REISER 91 GB mount point: /
/dev/sda5 --- NTFS 80 GB mount point: /windows/e
/dev/sda6 --- 2 GB mount point: swap
I have changed the boot manager settings in order to install Grub on /dev/sda1.
This partition, than also it seems previewed on handbook (page 193 Admin manual) but it is discarded from YastÖ
I can only choose between the root partition boot sector and sda3, that it is the extended partition. IĎve entered manually /dev/sda1 as Grub Location. Iíve finished the SuSE install and rebooted, but only Windows works, no other boot manager and no dual boot. I think my modest skillness of Linux prevent me to go on.
Thanks in advance.