Installing OpenSuse on external hard drive
I would like to install Suse 12.1 on my external hard drive which already contains Ubuntu and Mint on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda5 respectively.
I had prepared a partition for it (/dev/sda7) but when I run the Suse installer I have a problem in that it says it wants to delete /dev/sda1, and /dev/sda2. /dev/sda2 is configured as Linux swap so I don't know why the Suse installer wants to delete it and, presumably, create another elsewhere on the HD. The two messages are in red but I don't know whether this means that the partitions will really be deleted. I have told the installer that I want Suse on /dev/sda7 but how do I tell that it will use that and leave the other two partitions in red alone?