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Hey guys, I've recently attempted to install Novel Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on my computer to no
avail. At first, I booted to the dvd and went through the installation process. The suggested partitioning was
not ideal but I accepted it. (I want to dual boot both Windows XP and SLED 10.) Then, when the partitioning
began, it never got past 0%. The HDD light flickered furiously for a few minutes then stopped altogether.
20 minutes later it was still stuck on 0%. Clicking abort did nothing so I had to hit the reset button. I then
tried again to install it only to get an error -3027 as soon as it went to begin partitioning. I took a guess
that it failed to install due to a problem with my dvd drive, so I copied it to my hard drive and did an install
from disk. This time, the recommended partitioning was to delete Windows entirely. Not good! As I don't know
much about the partitioning side of installing Linux, I was unable to create a custom setup, although I do
have a few ideas. Should I create a partition just for the installation program? Will this give a better
recommended partition strategy? Or should I create the partitions first, using Partition Magic? If so, how do I
go about this? And would the SLED installer be able to integrate into the partitions I create myself? This
would be preferred since I don't want Linux to hog my entire hard disk as the installer initially recommended
it to do. I have a 111gb HDD and I want to give about 30gb to Linux. I'm just not sure how to partition it
myself as I know you have to create a swap partition and numerous other ones. I'm also not sure if I make
the partitions myself will the SLED installer know what I've done and be able to install it and set it up to
run on the partitions I create. Also, if all goes pear-shaped, will I be able to delete Linux and merge its
partitions back with Windows again? I'm very confused about all this! If anyone could help me out it would be
Hello i am also a noob but from what i recall you can do the partitioning through the suse setup and imho the default partitioning of suse is extreme i only do 2 partitions one swap an the / thats all i know i hope i helped though you should get a seconed opinion
Create a customer partitioning. You need only swap partition... usually 512MB is enough and / (root) partition.
If you want to have more you're welcome to make them but I'd suggest the above partitioning as it's the most simple for a newbie