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At the moment I have a 160GB HD and am running XP. I've partitioned (10GB and 150GB) it with Partition Magic 8.0 and I'm wanting to install Pro 9.1 onto that partition.
I have the dvd-rom and have booted off of it but when it comes to the installation I'm stuck. As it looks to me it's trying to install it over my XP install on my first parition. Being the complete newbie that I am I'm not sure what to do.
How do I install it onto my partition and are there any other steps I need to take to get this to work?
nothing actually happens to your hard drive until the very end,where you will get a green box asking if you're sure you want to proceed, so poking around a bit wont hurt. you should select the 'new installation' option, and eventually you'll get the suse suggested partition scheme. if xp is present there, then just select ok and proceed, you will get and 500mb-ish swap and the rest formated reiserfs. if xp is not there, then you will probably want to select modify and tell yast exactly which partition is what.
Alright, new installation, but as I said before it looks like it's going to install over XP which is not what I want. If I continue with the default installation will yast set everything up for me and give me ample room for both windows and linux partitions?
if xp is not shown in the partitioning scheme, it will be overwritten. you'll have to select modify or expert (i forget the exact wording, its been awhile since i installed) and tell yast that the 150gb is a ntfs partition.
ok, just had a look at the first bit of the install . after language selection and hardware probing it should give you a screen with options. partition should be about half way down, if it says "setting mount point of /dev/hda(x) to /windows/c then all is well. if not, click on 'partition' and select "base new on proposal" the next screen should give you what yast thinks your drive looks like. if the entire drive is still ntfs, then you may want to fire up partition magic again and see if it actually created the partitions.