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preference question, but here's how i'd do it:
1) partition HD0 -- 2 partitions, 100M ext2 on front for /boot, the rest fat32 for win98
2) partition HD1 -- linux partitions including swap
3) install windows (from cabs on HD0)
4) install linux
eh, i figgured you'd ask if you wanted clarification, no problem...
-- create a 100M partition of type ext2 -- i mean to say there should be a partition of a size of roughly 100 Mb at the beginning of your hard drive, and its filesystem should be of type ext2. it should not yet be 'bootable' or 'active', that will come after the windows install.
2) the rest should be fat32 for windows98
-- fat32 is again the filesystem type
Cabs -- you don't need the windows98 CD to install, and if you don't use it, you won't be prompted for it later if you make system changes... so, you accomplish this by 1) creating a Fat32 partition 2) creating the directory structure... i'll pause here to explain
i like to bust out my trusty win95/98 boot disk for this (bootdisk.com if you ain't got one), and boot with CDROM support. you should be looking at a c:> prompt. type the following commands: AND NOTE: i assume your cdrom is d:\
copy d:\win98\*.* .
now, assuming i remembered the windows directory on the CD correctly you should be looking at scandisk, and the beginning of the win98 install process... File the CD away.
see if that doesn't get you started, i'll type more here later...
windows is not exactly 'linux-friendly' and i doubt they shall ever have any intent of supporting it in any means... as is, i can't think of any MS product to manage partitioning which includes support for creating linux-type partitions, but anyways....
i used powerquest partition magic for years, and recently have been playing with acronis partition expert. point is that you need another partitioning utility...
though i've never run SuSE, i know that distros tend to come with utilities that should suit your needs if you can't get anything else... but i've never used these utilities to re-partition drives, so i can't be of much help...
but swap won't take much space... though that 1.8 is very cramped...
depending on how you're going to use it, you might also want to split that 4+G to add more fat32 space, because both linux and windows can r/w that FS. but linux will not have permissions security with vfat (fat32)
can you boot to linux? looks like you'll have to edit grub a little...
though i've never run grub (outside my short experiences with RH / FC) i think your windows install should be on hd0,0 or hd0,1, but we'll get to that... sorry my replies won't be as quick as my first few, but i'll be around...
Umm doesn't Suse come with its own partitioning tool. Mandrake has one that is dead easy to use.
Just install Windows on your first drive and install Suse and tell it to install on the 2nd, It should do the rest including the boot loader.
you dont have enough room ( 1.8 Gb ) for cabs and 4.3 is about the min I'd recommend for Suse.
use your MS floppy, fdsik and format both drives ( this will wipe everything !! ) then install Win on the 1.8 and install Suse on the 4.3.
if you are still having probs, ask a Mod to move this thread to the Suse forums, you'll find plenty of help there.
I did that already(in reply to floppywhopper's post), and i got the message:
filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xb
i get the option to start linux or windows, i chose windows and this happens, i boot right off the windows harddrive and it works fine, and linux works fine if i boot that, but if i boot windows using linux's boot tool it gives me the error message