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Old 05-17-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
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-set mount point of /dev/hda1 to/windows /C


Hi,


I am attempting to install suse 9.1 on my laptop. I want it to be a dual boot with XP (hoping to gradually get rid of xp, but not just yet)

I formatted a 9.3 gig partition (D)on my drive as fat 32.

Then boot with the install disk in.

In the partitioning suggestions i get this:-

-resize windows partition D: (dev/hda5) from 9.2 gb to 3.0
-create swap partition 500mb on /devhda6 - I have 256 meg ram
-create root partition 5.7 GB (/dev/hda7 with reiser)
-set mount point of /dev/hda1 to/windows /C

Its the last line that worries me and here is my stupid question:

Will this kill XP ?

Any help and advice on setting up a dual boot would be most helpfull. I need the linux partiton for my own santiy and for a PD workshop I am going to very soon.

Thanks

Dominic
 
Old 05-17-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: -set mount point of /dev/hda1 to/windows /C

Quote:
Originally posted by spoonbender
[Will this kill XP ?

Any help and advice on setting up a dual boot would be most helpfull. I need the linux partiton for my own santiy and for a PD workshop I am going to very soon.
No, it won't delete it ... if XP is on FAT32 it will enable you
to read/write it, if it's NTFS it will allow you (by default) to
just read it. The first would (via the write option) enable you
to do harm to your XP, but it's not dangerous in itself.



Cheers,
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Old 05-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #3
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thanks man

XP is running on my c drive in NTFS I formatted my partition (D) which was previously NTFS in fat 32.

Anyway Thanks for the help.

I think I just need to take a deep breath and just go for it!

Hopefully I wont be here in the morning, crying.

Taaah
 
Old 08-07-2006, 01:44 AM   #4
shikhar
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set mount point of /dev/hda1 to windows/c

Heyya folks! I am new to the world of linux. My question is similar to that of "spoonbender".

I have laptop and have got a copy of SuSE 10.1.

I inserted the installation dvd at bootup and reached the same place as him. However, in my case, I get three such suggestions (apart from the resize, swap creation and root creation):

- Set moint point of /dev/hda5 to windows/C
- Set mount point of /dev/hda6 to windows/E
- Set mount point of /dev/hda7 to windows/F

My laptop's got a 40 GB HDD. Its got three partitions...one with windows installed on it...one with the programmes...and one with my documents. Currently I have windows xp. I WILL BE INSTALLING SUSE ON AN 80 GB EXTERNAL HDD WITH SOME DATA ON IT THAT I CAN'T GET RID OFF!

Do these suggestions mean that all my partitions will work? And what did you mean by:

" The first would (via the write option) enable you
to do harm to your XP, but it's not dangerous in itself. "

in "spoonbender" case? Is there any reason because of which I'll screw up my windows?

Thanks people...it would be a great help if you could let me know ASAP. I'm desperate to start using SuSE!
 
  


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