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Please help on the following questions as the manual does not have it.
1) How to install suse linux 10 from HDD without the need of Windows. I mean: I have a HDD with no windows installation, but would like to have suse installed.
2) Once successfully installed, how do I uninstall it and revert to windows partition or factory default.
3) How to install suse linux 10 from HDD without the need of Windows. I mean: I have a HDD WITH an existing windows but would like to uninstall windows and install suse linux.
4) Most printers, scanners and other devices provide windows-based device drivers, If i use linux, where do i get linux-based device drivers.
5) Where do I get linux-based antivirus software?
6) Assuming, I have a second HDD (enternal HDD) with suse installed, How do I switch between windows (in the internal HDD) and suse from the external HDD without changing too many times the BIOS settings.
Please assist, as I am a linux newbies but a seasoned windows users. I feel the question above would assist me in learning how to be linux-user. Many books and manuals talks about installing linux on another partitioned - sharing with windows. None provide a step by step linux installation on HDD where windows is not available. Reason: If we need windows to install linux, why use linux in the first place since you have bought a copy of windows and it is more familiar. I am trying to breakaway from windows addiction by porting to unix environment and probably spread the good news to others. At least I have a choice to choose between them.
Distribution: Mandriva 2009 X86_64 suse 11.3 X86_64 Centos X86_64 Debian X86_64 Linux MInt 86_64 OS X
1 What do you mean by this ?
How did you get suse than on the hd if you do not have a OS installed
To install suse on a hd easy way download a Live Cd or install dvd and burned as a iso image
2)What do mean by default ?
Brand new drive is not formatted by default . Tranforming it into Windows format it in NTFS.
Once you install a OS on a HD you have to formatted it
3)If you like to use the hole HD for opensuse just tell the installer to use the entire drive
4)IF the hardware is supported by a certain distro than the driver is on DVD or on the website of that distro
5)Linux has for more less virus than windows but there are virus scanner like Clamav , avast4workstation, rkhunter
6)There we have GRUB for . GRub stands for Grand Unified Bootloader