I currently have a dual boot system, running SuSE 9.1 Pro and Win98. I have had to install a number of drivers (nForce 2, Winmodem, etc) for the 9.1 installation and it works perfectly fine, so I'm reluctant to just replace it. However, I have the Open SuSE 10 installation disk sitting looking at me, and I would like to try it out. I would be grateful if anyone could answer a few questions.
[list=1][*]My hard disk currently has 3 partitions (FAT, Swap, Reiser FS). If I remember rightly, an IDE disk can only have 4 primary partitions. Could SuSE 10 share a swap partition with 9.1? [*]I have tentatively tried out resizing the 9.1 partition (which currently has 44 GB free) in the installer (without writing the new partitions to disk). When I do this, I get a warning that resizing of a Reiser FS is "untested". Has anyone tried this out? Did it work?[*]Is there any disk imaging software available for Linux, just in case? Couldn't find anything listed in YaST. I would feel more confident if I knew I could return my PC to its original state if the installer trampled all over 9.1.[*]Is it a very silly idea to even attempt this?[/list=1]
P.S. Why doesn't Konqueror's spellchecker, running under SuSE, recognise the name SuSE??