I guess I'm asking a real basic question here but I thought I would seek some wise advice before trashing by bootblock.
I am completely new to Linux in general, and have been playing with knoppix, and I felt that I would like to progress to a full distro. Having read around a few forums I decided to go for SuSe (although I would accept alternative advice if any were to be offered), it seems to be the most friendly for new users and is easy to set up with server software if I should need to (future project).
Anyway, on to my question, I already have a dual-boot option installed to boot between my Windows XP and Windows Vista installs (which are both installed on my primary drive), and I would like some advice on the safest way to install SuSe (or other) and incorporating it into the existing boot menu without losing my Windows boot-options. Will grub over-write the existing bootsector or will it create it's own and just chain to it? I would like some advice on this please
I have a completely seperate empty 120Gb hard drive to play with for the SuSe install, which is installed on a seperate ide controller, so my Windows installs are confined to my primary drive.
Also, do I need to create all three partitions for SuSe or can I take the option of having the swap partition on my primary drive, and a single partition on my other drive?
Advice at this point very much appreciated.