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It would be best to install Windows first in the first "primary" partition, you can install it after Linux, as long as it is in a primary partition, but you have to edit the Linux boot loader manually to add Windows as a boot item and possibly re-load the Linux boot loader in the MBR of the disk set to boot in the bios, or add Linux to the Windows boot loader, (pain in the left side). By installing Windows first, when you install Linux...setting up the boot loader to include both OS's is a snap, just follow the default selections in the boot loader stage of the installation and you'll be able to boot any one upon re-boot.
EDIT: Don't you just hate it when a Linux user comes and asks a Linux related question at linuxquestions.org and is told to look elsewhere first. Every question asked here today has been asked before. Maybe we should have Larry put together a script so the response is automatically like his/hers for every question that is asked in the future, I can concentrate on something else instead of being helpfull, like......, going to another forum like linuxforums, or whatever.
EDIT: Got into a fight with the old lady there Larry?, taking it out on the newbies?.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 05-26-2007 at 07:07 PM.
Junior Hacker, I'll be the first to apologise, I admit that was cruel. If you will check my post again you will see that I did suggest that he search LQ first. I will in the future try and be more sensitive with my help.
I'm no different, I've put myself in the same position on occasion, I'm an avid home wine brewer and have to test my product, right?. The testing stage can make an "ass..le" out of me sometimes, and I've been told to either answer in a constructive manner or don't answer at all.
EDIT: Happens to all of us eventually. It's hot here today, I had to do a couple cool ones, was tempted to do the smart mouth thing, (again), but held back, (second thoughts).
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 05-26-2007 at 08:57 PM.
Thanx guys, I appreciate all your replies. I did search and google(exhaustively) before I posted, but couldn't quite get the answer I was looking for.
With Suse installed I tried to install Windows, but no luck. The windows disk just doesn't boot, maybe I don't have a bootable disk..?
Then I thought I'd uninstall/delete suse but didn't exactly know how. So, I change the bootrecord to boot from floppy which got me nowhere, except that I couldn't get to Suse anymore and had to reinstall. Only, I lost about 20GB in the process, don't know where that went...
If the Windows disk (CD?) will not boot, then that has nothing to do with what is on the hard disk. Check the BIOS settings to be sure it is set up to boot from CD. Also, try the CD on another computer.
It sounds like you have SUSE re-installed an running. If so, open a terminal, switch to root using "su", and enter "fdisk -l". Post the results here.
OK, your disk space is all accounted for---ie there are contiguous partitions going all the way to the end. (If you are not familiar with partitions, hda3 is an extended partition--often described as a "container" for logical partitions--in this case hda5 and hda6).