...what will follow is a somewhat lengthy account of this nOOb's failed attempt to install suse 8.2 on his computer yesterday...hopefully, some of u will be able to help me out...
at present I have 5 (!) partitions on my disk (a really long story, one I don't want to discuss - this will be changed within the next couple of months)...the important thing is that I left D: (5GB) reserved for linux...
ok, in the 2nd stage of Linux installation YaST 2 suggests how partitioning should be done on my comp:
-Create swap partition 125.5 MB on /der/hda9
-Create root partition 784.3 MB (/der/hda 10 with raiser)
-set mount point of /dev/hda 1 to /windows/C
-set mount point of /dev/hda 5 to /windows/D
This very probably wouldn't work, so I tried changing these settings and chose Create Custom Partition (I daren't use te Create Custom Partition for Experts)...here YaST 2 urges u to choose partitions that can be erased...I chose
n.2 5.0 GB HPFS/NTFS (/dev/hda5) and got this as a reply:
The current selection is invalid. You must start your selection with the highest number partition.
The highest number partiton is the unused disk space (below 1GB) which, I reckon, is not enough for a proper installation...if I try choosing both options I get a warning that the two disks are contiguous or sth (?!)...however, if I do chose the lattest option (the unused disk space) the installation programme is more than merry...
any suggestions what I should do...
I'd like to experiment a little with Linux before I re-install my computer...and it pisses me off that I have such problems already at this early stage of my Linux career...
cheers and many thanks ppl