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Old 08-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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Installing SuSe Linux 10.1


I am using partition magic and trying to have windows and Linux on the same comp
 
Old 08-03-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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1. This sounds OK so far
2. You don't need partition magic
3. What is your question??
 
Old 08-04-2006, 12:12 AM   #3
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Try this: http://www.suseblog.com/?p=141 Look for the link to download the 160 page pdf (It's mostly pictures.)

Thank you LXer.

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Old 08-04-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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my question is how do I install Linux while still having my windows
 
Old 08-04-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
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Page 58 on the pdf file in the link I gave you. If you can't figure it out from that, stick with Windows.

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Generic procedure for the EASIEST way to set up dual-boot with Windows:
1. Install Windows first--when it prompts you to partition the drive, do not use the whole drive. Give Windows ~ 15GB. Leave the rest of the disk unpartioned.
2. Once Windows is installed and working correctly, boot from a Linux install CD and follow the prompts to install. One step will be setting up partitions. Create TWO new partitions in the empty space: One for swap (~1GB), and one for the root of the filesystem--AKA "/". If you have lots of room , make this one 15GB also. If necessary, 5GB will be enough. Leave the rest of the disk unpartitioned.
3. Any reasonable distro--including SUSE--will detect the Windows install and automatically set up the bootloader. (If you are given a choice, put the bootloader in the mbr on drive 1.)

Variation 1: If Windows is already installed and using the whole disk, you will need to resize the Windows partition. Various tools are available to do this. eg Gparted (nice--boots from a CD)

Variation 2: Buy another harddrive and put Linux there.

Warning: Before you start this--or any variation--do TWO THINGS:
Back up your data
Be sure you have a Windows install CD
 
  


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