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Old 04-26-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
PETROSHP
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How can I dual boot- suse 10.2 & DL 2.2 MM


Hi there Linuxers,

I am using now more thata month openSuse 10.2 and despite all the problems I begginer could face I managed to solve most of them (ndiswrapper, Nvidia drivers, Alsa drivers etc) except to make my build in Webcam to work (and I guess I have to live with it since there´s no support neither from HP nor from any forums). My new challenge will be to install DL 2.2 MM which I found it attractive and want to get into it. The thing is how to configure Suse to give a small partition to DL as well when I start up my laptop to choose with which one I want to boot. There are three partitions on my hard disk already. One root, one main and one swap. Do I only need to create and sda4 just for DL and keep the swap shared for both of them or do I need to create an xtra swap for DL. Generally whatever info you can provide, just drop it here so I can found my way... if I can.

Thanks a lot

Petros
 
Old 04-26-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
osor
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Originally Posted by PETROSHP
The thing is how to configure Suse to give a small partition to DL as well when I start up my laptop to choose with which one I want to boot.
You do exactly that… My advice would be to boot to a livecd and use {g,q,}parted to resize one of your partitions, leaving free space afterward (i.e., you resize by moving the “end” of the partition, never the “head”). Then, when you boot to install DL, just use that space to make the root partition. And don’t install any bootloader (or more safely, install a the DL bootloader to the volume boot sector of the partition you created — this way, you can see what settings a default kernel would need, and carry them over), since you want to use SUSE’s bootloader (IIRC, this would be GRUB).
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Do I only need to create and sda4 just for DL and keep the swap shared for both of them or do I need to create an xtra swap for DL.
Yes, you need only to create sda4 and keep the swap shared.

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