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Old 01-17-2008, 01:53 AM   #16
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Yes, if you execute the command it will install SuSE on your D drive.
If you want to install on your c drive, then you should try the expert tab and choose to repartition.
Your C drive is /dev/sda and your D drive is /dev/sbd, according to what you've previously posted.

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:08 AM   #17
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In the expert tab of the installation settings - under Partitioning I have the following options:
1. Shrink Windows partition/dev/sbd1 to 193.5 GB
2. Create extended partition /dev/sbd2 (39.3 GB)
3. Create swap partition /dev/sdbd5 (1.4 GB)
4. Create root partition /dev/sdb6 (15.2 GB) with ext3
5. Create partition /dev/sdb7 (22.6 GB) for /home with ext3
6. Set mount point of /dev/sda2 to /windows/C

Ace, I think I would prefer it on my D: (second) hard drive. That way it would never intefere with windows. Looks safe to me however, I need to defrag this drive first. Do you see anything that could possibly go wrong if I go ahead with this installation as layed out above ????? Thanks for hanging in there with me. If this dont work I got a 3 disk copy of the latest Debian software. Thanks again. Slowlane
 
Old 01-18-2008, 06:47 AM   #18
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Normally the installation will be fine. One suggestion though; as a rule of thumb the size of the swap partition should be equal to your memory size. But you might as well use the one suggested in your post above.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 06:06 PM   #19
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In the expert tab of the installation settings - under Partitioning I have the following options:
1. Shrink Windows partition/dev/sbd1 to 193.5 GB
2. Create extended partition /dev/sbd2 (39.3 GB)
3. Create swap partition /dev/sdbd5 (1.4 GB)
4. Create root partition /dev/sdb6 (15.2 GB) with ext3
5. Create partition /dev/sdb7 (22.6 GB) for /home with ext3
6. Set mount point of /dev/sda2 to /windows/C

Ace, I think I would prefer it on my D: (second) hard drive. That way it would never intefere with windows. Looks safe to me however, I need to defrag this drive first. Do you see anything that could possibly go wrong if I go ahead with this installation as layed out above ????? Thanks for hanging in there with me. If this dont work I got a 3 disk copy of the latest Debian software. Thanks again. Slowlane
As far as I can tell it will be fine, make sure you back up all data on the 250 gb harddrive and the 80 gb too just in case
 
Old 01-21-2008, 09:25 AM   #20
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Sorry for being away so long. After great and painfull thoughts about installing this program I have got cold feet and have decided to stay away from Linux. It's a pity that I havent even gotten to view a desktop or experienced running any programs out of Linux after spending money and time in an attempt to get it loaded. My opinion of Linux is as follows:
1. Hard to figure out which version to run.
2. Hard to install.
3. Needs constant maintenance.
4. Wont run some of my favorite games (Halo).
5. Can't seem to get their act together (Version of the week).
6. Constantly referring to code lines to get anything done.
I wanted this to run badly to avoid MS Vista but, I can just buy a copy of XP and keep running until either Linux puts something out there that will work without learning another language or Microsoft fixes Vista.

Thank you very much for your help and your patience
Slowlane
 
Old 01-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #21
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Sorry for being away so long. After great and painfull thoughts about installing this program I have got cold feet and have decided to stay away from Linux. It's a pity that I havent even gotten to view a desktop or experienced running any programs out of Linux after spending money and time in an attempt to get it loaded. My opinion of Linux is as follows:
1. Hard to figure out which version to run.
2. Hard to install.
3. Needs constant maintenance.
4. Wont run some of my favorite games (Halo).
5. Can't seem to get their act together (Version of the week).
6. Constantly referring to code lines to get anything done.
I wanted this to run badly to avoid MS Vista but, I can just buy a copy of XP and keep running until either Linux puts something out there that will work without learning another language or Microsoft fixes Vista.

Thank you very much for your help and your patience
Slowlane
1.Its not really hard, just try a bunch and see what you like
2. no, if you have ever installed windows before, linux is alot easier, part of the windows installer doesn't even have a gui and you need to reboot twice to finish installation, which in linux you usually only have to reboot once or not at all, bottomline, don't say linux is hard to install if you haven't installed windows before
3. I have no idea where that came from, Windows requires more maintenance if you maintain it right, you need to defrag your harddrive weekly, you have to run weekly spyware and anti-virus scans where in linux you just need to run updates every so often
4.Actually there is a video on youtube of halo running on ubuntu, so you are wrong there
5.Give me an example, I don't know what you mean
6. Well this depends alot on what you are doing
Don't post flamebait before you know what you are talking about
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:40 AM   #22
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I am not flaming period. I was whineing.

OK so if I stick this program on my D: drive (it's actually my F: drive) Irrelevant right?

1. It wont bother anything, change anything, delete anything or make my wonderfull XP system cough, puke or call in sick right ?

2. I will have the option of selecting which OS to boot up with when I turn on the computer right ?

Right now I have the installer still loaded and ready because when I turn on the computer it asks If I want either XP or SUSE.

I actually have a lot more computer knowledge than it appears. I will be fine when I am confident that #1. above is safe and secure. Then I can do #2. above until I make a determination of which OS is the best for me.

Thanks for your patience, Slowlane
 
Old 01-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #23
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I am not flaming period. I was whineing.

OK so if I stick this program on my D: drive (it's actually my F: drive) Irrelevant right?

1. It wont bother anything, change anything, delete anything or make my wonderfull XP system cough, puke or call in sick right ?

2. I will have the option of selecting which OS to boot up with when I turn on the computer right ?

Right now I have the installer still loaded and ready because when I turn on the computer it asks If I want either XP or SUSE.

I actually have a lot more computer knowledge than it appears. I will be fine when I am confident that #1. above is safe and secure. Then I can do #2. above until I make a determination of which OS is the best for me.

Thanks for your patience, Slowlane
1. It most likely won't, however there is a small chance that it might mess stuff up, thats why you always have a backup

2. If you install grub to the MBR(Main Boot Record) then yes it should give you an option of selecting the os to boot
 
Old 01-22-2008, 07:17 PM   #24
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I think and only think that it's got GRUB or something similar in the startup. I'm gonna go ahead and do it but, It's gonna take me a day or so to get my backups done. You will be the first to know what happened (in detail). Thanks, Slowlane
 
Old 03-09-2008, 03:17 AM   #25
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I give it up = weeks and weeks of trying to install on 2 machines = 6 different verisions of linux - fried one drive - overlayed my XP copy and never even got a screen to display. Tommorow I have a nice burn party for about a one inch stack of linux cd's/dvd's. I really mean burn too (real fire). I did learn how to clone my XP drive tho. If I had spent this much time and effort on XP I would have been much better off. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WILL NEVER TOUCH ANY FORM OF LINUX AGAIN.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 03:40 AM   #26
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I give it up = weeks and weeks of trying to install on 2 machines = 6 different verisions of linux - fried one drive - overlayed my XP copy and never even got a screen to display. Tommorow I have a nice burn party for about a one inch stack of linux cd's/dvd's. I really mean burn too (real fire). I did learn how to clone my XP drive tho. If I had spent this much time and effort on XP I would have been much better off. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WILL NEVER TOUCH ANY FORM OF LINUX AGAIN.
how does an operating system fry a harddrive? I don't understand how you could install 6 different linux distros yet none of them installed, can you tell me exactly what you did?
 
Old 03-10-2008, 07:24 PM   #27
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Copy of SUSE 10.3 bouhgt off ebay scanned perfectly - loaded for 3 hours going thru all its stages then tells me everything was sucessfull and to reboot. Rebooted and get a red dia box saying "cant start up" I forget the week ass reason it gave me as I was too busy trying to think of a way to burn, shoot, knife or bore holes in the disk. - - - not bad enough so I loaded my 3 disk set of Debian - lost another 3 hours loading it's sorry ass as it overlayed my C: drive with xp on it without even mentioning that that was what it was up to. I gave up on it when it got up to 1 day and 6 hours left to gather its latest update from the net.

What was really nice is the new slave drive I bought came with cloneing software and I cloned my C: drive before Debian wrote over it.

In all now, I got probably 30 hours trying to install SUSE, Debian, Sabayon, Gentoo, Fedora, Xandras and Ubuntu (all up-to-date copies) - LINUX - FUN IF YOU LIKE LIVING IN THE DARK.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 07:28 PM   #28
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Oh yeah, I got an old 1.2mhz clunker to try running some of the Linux programs on and the only one it would run was Ubuntu (took 5 installs) but would never recognize the web server.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #29
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And anohter thing while I'm on a rant. If Linux was worth a crap and wanted to get itself popular it would:

1. Load itself easily while telling the user what it was doing.
2. It would tell the user what it was going to do with their C: copy of XP.
3. It would have less than 52 different distros and concentrate on LESS CONFUSION.
4. Easy enough to understand that you wouldent need 500 forums to help someone get the junk to run - yes, I know Microsoft has thousands of help forums but, there a lot more copies of Microsoft out there too.

Just look at your own forum - you have got line after line of code that you gotta punch in to get this to work or that to work - It's endless.

ALL I EVER GOT OUT OF LINUX IS FUSTRATION.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 09:38 PM   #30
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Copy of SUSE 10.3 bouhgt off ebay scanned perfectly - loaded for 3 hours going thru all its stages then tells me everything was sucessfull and to reboot. Rebooted and get a red dia box saying "cant start up" I forget the week ass reason it gave me as I was too busy trying to think of a way to burn, shoot, knife or bore holes in the disk. - - - not bad enough so I loaded my 3 disk set of Debian - lost another 3 hours loading it's sorry ass as it overlayed my C: drive with xp on it without even mentioning that that was what it was up to. I gave up on it when it got up to 1 day and 6 hours left to gather its latest update from the net.

What was really nice is the new slave drive I bought came with cloneing software and I cloned my C: drive before Debian wrote over it.

In all now, I got probably 30 hours trying to install SUSE, Debian, Sabayon, Gentoo, Fedora, Xandras and Ubuntu (all up-to-date copies) - LINUX - FUN IF YOU LIKE LIVING IN THE DARK.
That is why you don't press the network install button when you have slow internet, it would seem like the smart thing to do

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Originally Posted by Slowlane View Post
And anohter thing while I'm on a rant. If Linux was worth a crap and wanted to get itself popular it would:

1. Load itself easily while telling the user what it was doing.
2. It would tell the user what it was going to do with their C: copy of XP.
3. It would have less than 52 different distros and concentrate on LESS CONFUSION.
4. Easy enough to understand that you wouldent need 500 forums to help someone get the junk to run - yes, I know Microsoft has thousands of help forums but, there a lot more copies of Microsoft out there too.

Just look at your own forum - you have got line after line of code that you gotta punch in to get this to work or that to work - It's endless.

ALL I EVER GOT OUT OF LINUX IS FUSTRATION.
1. you should explain a bit more, every install I have done it has explained what it is doing
2. thats not the distros responsibility, it is up to you what to do with the windows partition, its not its fault if you accidentally format it
3. You obviously don't understand the concept of free software and/or linux, you are used to the ms monoculture where everybody has the same thing and you aren't allowed to fork anything. A lot of these distros were made for filling a need, for example, Red Hat Enterprise filled the need for an enterprise distro
4.I would say its alot easier then windows to understand, if you would have ever installed windows before, you would think that installing linux through a graphical installer, like ubuntu's, is a whole lot easier then windows' half graphical installer.

And you have never ever had to do this on windows?, look at all the virus, spyware scanners, defragmenters, registry cleaners etc. that you have to run in order to keep it running properly. Also there is alot of stuff that there is no need to "punch in any code", for example, when I ran ubuntu there was no need to use the command-line, I could do everything graphically, I would say that is a linux stereostype

I honestly think that you thought that linux was just a cheap version of windows
 
  


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