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Old 01-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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Post Is Vista Compatible with Linux opensuse 11.1


I tried using windows vista with linux opensuse 11.0 but it failed, I have seen a new developement of Linus opensuse 11.1, and I've started to download it, though the download speed is very slow. I want to instal it on a my machine, {specs..Dell optilex 755, 360gb, intel (R) core(TM)2 CPU, 4400@ 2.00GHz. 1.99GHz, 1.95GB of RAM} with window vista. Is it possible, will both operating systems be compatible.

please advise before i proceed with the istallation...
 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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Yes you can install both OS on your computer.
However, you need to install a dual boot, so you can start or windows, or Linux
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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A beginning

http://apcmag.com/howto_category.htm?cid=198
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:54 AM   #4
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Hi,

Take care where you install the boot loader (preferably GRUB), especially if you have one of these latest computers.
I have an almost new HP Pavillion and I found that you have to take out the removable drive (HP Media drive) and turn of all USB connected external drives before you install the new operating system.
OpenSuse screws up the drives and makes the wrong drives active, after which Windows Vista does not work anymore (you can restore this but is incredible hassle and ends sometimes in reinstalling windows Vista.
Have a nice day and success.

P.S. My Vista is since one day in dual boot with OpenSuse 11.1
 
Old 01-02-2009, 06:43 PM   #5
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Don't let it worry you too much.

I assume you have Vista already installed. It is the easiest procedure.

You should use Vistas own tools to modify your Vista installation to make space for linux. You should have updated with Vista SP1 and thereafter make a Vista rescue and repair CD. You are advised to back everything up.

Be advised that Vista has a hidden partition which may not be apparent. You can use a Parted Magic or GParted live-cd to check on your partitions and to format partitions for linux. You may find this easier than making partitions while installing linux. Read the howto or google for addition information. You should not have a problem with booting both systems if all goes well, but your Vista CD and and your linux CD will repair any problems.

I always recommend installing from the openSUSE DVD, as I feel that it gives more control over the process.

You may find this of help.

http://en.opensuse.org/Installation#openSUSE_11.1

Good luck with SUSE.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 06:01 AM   #6
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I think the best thing to do would be to scrap your windows install all together and just install OpenSUSE. Then, when you run into a problem scour this site and google for your answer. It can take time to figure it all out but you will thank me in the long run.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 06:08 AM   #7
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I think the best thing to do would be to scrap your windows install all together and just install OpenSUSE.
Why would you do that?
Start with dual boot, and see from there which you like best.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:07 AM   #8
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I agree, dual boot.
Then you keep open all your options.
Don't forget that there may be applications work only under windows (e.g. your favorite computer game,...)
Have a nice day
 
Old 11-08-2009, 07:48 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Hi,

Take care where you install the boot loader (preferably GRUB), especially if you have one of these latest computers.
I have an almost new HP Pavillion and I found that you have to take out the removable drive (HP Media drive) and turn of all USB connected external drives before you install the new operating system.
OpenSuse screws up the drives and makes the wrong drives active, after which Windows Vista does not work anymore (you can restore this but is incredible hassle and ends sometimes in reinstalling windows Vista.
Have a nice day and success.

P.S. My Vista is since one day in dual boot with OpenSuse 11.1
I got the Hp pavilion a6110n you thing tha i will need te do the same as you?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 07:58 AM   #10
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I got the Hp pavilion a6110n you thing tha i will need te do the same as you?
You are jumping into a thread that is almost a year old. Please start a new thread which includes a more complete description of your system and what you want to do.

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