Originally Posted by dougnc
I've just got an Acer 9300 with the AMD Turion proccessor. It came with Vista. Saturday I plan on installing SuSE 10.3 SuSE sets up a boot menu when you install it on a multi-boot machine. Is this going to stop VISTA from booting, as I understand it uses a new boot program. Am I then going to lose access to Vista?
I downloaded neosmart's neogrub, but it's not clear how to set it up in a situation like this.
I have the partitions set up like I want them. All I need now is to do the actual SuSE intall.
Recently i have install Slackware Linux dual boot with Vista on my Acer 5920G laptop. Using lilo bootloader. I works perfectly fine both operating systems boot correctly.
I had some minor problems with partioning, because cfdisk gave the error: "Bad primairy partition 3: Partition ends in the fixed partial cyclinder".
I used fdisk instead of cfdisk which gave the same error but allowed me to continue anyway.
What also was strange was that fdisk marked the filesystem on the partition where Vista resides as FAT16 which clearly was NTFS. I changed it with fdisk and got away with it.
Don't forget to make a recovery disk before you start!