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Old 09-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
jjchavez
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Smile Installing SUSE 11.1 side by side with Ubuntu already installed on a USB drive


Hi, everyone,

I recently acquired a laptop (Presario CQ60). I haven't developed a facility with partitioning, so on a desktop I usually disable all but one hard drive to install Linux on a single drive.

Now, I want to install SUSE 11.1 and UBUNTU 9.04 on a USB drive. Ubuntu is already installed, but SUSE does not provide for a side by side install in its partition options during the install process.

Is there an easy solution for this?

Thanks
 
Old 09-09-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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SUSE does not provide for a side by side install in its partition options during the install process.
That would really surprise me! Every version of Suse I have installed gave options. Are you using 'Manual' or 'Expert' option for the installation? If not, it is worth trying.

What option(s) do you get? Perhaps you could post the output of "fdisk -l" run as root so we can see the partition information on that particular drive?
 
Old 09-12-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thanks, yancek,

I solved my problem by installing Suse 11.1 first. Ubuntu 9.04 has a nice graphic that asks if you want to install it side by side with Ubuntu. You are allowed to set the size of the partitions using your mouse.

I am beginning to come to grips with identifying Linux partitions.

Thanks, again,
 
  


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