HI I Have XP Home and SUSE 11 (i think) in a dual boot , what i would like to know is ... can i uninstall suse and leave xp as before
my reason for doing this is because i cant use my Canon IP1500 printer
or my webcam in suse.
Yes, you can dual boot from Suse and Xp, one at a time, choosing from grub boot. Yes you can install Suse without destroying your Xp. Use Xp partition manager to provide a space for the Suse from the "extended partition drives" reserving primary partitions to windows xp.
It is true that canon attitude toward open software is not greatly admirable. But ip1500 like ip1300 (this one is most notorious) can use ip2200 linux driver. I have installed Canon ip1300 on Slackware, Mint and Ubuntu, only a little hacking is done and there is a good website to learn from. (Post later if you need this help, I can point to you.)
My webcam ran on Linux Mint and slackware, no problem. Have you tried other distros? try liveCD's in Ubuntu, etc. You can find out which distro can auto run your webcam, they're free, click and visit this site.
Sorry, I thought the question was "can I install" it is rather the opposite.
The answer is yes. So long as your xp was running while suse was in dual boot with it. Simply delete the suse partition. Then use Xp Recovery Console, under command prompt issue mbr commands (there are two good commands for that: just type "help" or " ? " at the prompt, you shall be given options of commands. I forgot already, sorry, I haven't been with xp for a time now) to correct the mbr and point to ntloader booting xp again. No need to reinstall Xp.
HOpe this helps.