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Old 01-27-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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With out master / slave HDD, How can install SUSE and xp


Hi all,

I am new user to Linux. Please, if possible use simple terminlogy

Is there any method in which I install Window XP on First Hard Disk and SUSE Linux 10.1 or Later version on separate and second hard Disk?
When I boot, Linux should boot from 2nd hard disk and then, first hard disk which contains Windows operating system disappear.

In the same way, when I boot my Computer, this time I want to work in windows, first Hard disk should work and second hard disk should dead or disappear.

I don't want to perform all these above mentioned functionalities without changing cables ( data and power ) and without any primary / master hard
disk cycle.

Second problem, In Linux, Is there any method in which I can work on multiple CPU's with single monitor / display Unit. I want to do this without any plug off monitor
cable. Is any solution available in terms of software or hardware?

Third problem, In Linux, Can I work with such computer which have no hard disc. That computer should contain only RAM?

My friend has a net café. In his net café, on server, he installed Windows xp and installed on clients Windows 98.Now, he worry about viruses and spy wares. Now, he is planning to migrate to SUSE Linux 10.1 for net café server.
Can any body tell me, what will be benefits he achieve to having Linux Server instead of Windows xp .

Thanx

Farhan Naeem
 
Old 01-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by farhannaeem13
Is there any method in which I install Window XP on First Hard Disk and SUSE Linux 10.1 or Later version on separate and second hard Disk?
When I boot, Linux should boot from 2nd hard disk and then, first hard disk which contains Windows operating system disappear.

In the same way, when I boot my Computer, this time I want to work in windows, first Hard disk should work and second hard disk should dead or disappear.
This is the way most people install Linux for the first time. It is something that you select while you are installing Linux.
First install Windows. Boot Windows to make sure that it is working. Then install Linux. When the Linux installation asks you where you want to install Linux then you tell it use use the second hard disk and leave the first one alone. The Linux installation will put a boot menu in the master boot record of your hard disk. Whenever you start your computer you will have the choice of starting Windows or Linux.

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I don't want to perform all these above mentioned functionalities without changing cables ( data and power ) and without any primary / master hard
disk cycle.
I don't know what you mean. If the hardware is already set up in a normal way then you should have no problem.

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Originally Posted by farhannaeem13
Second problem, In Linux, Is there any method in which I can work on multiple CPU's with single monitor / display Unit. I want to do this without any plug off monitor
cable. Is any solution available in terms of software or hardware?
Yes. The X software has built in function to work over the network like Windows remote desktop. Any X application can run on one machine and display its window on another computer. It will use the keyboard and mouse of the computer where the display is showing. This is a bit of an advanced topic. Most people don't do this, but it is possible.

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Third problem, In Linux, Can I work with such computer which have no hard disc. That computer should contain only RAM?
Yes. You can boot a live CD or you can load Linux over a network from a boot server. The boot server is also an advanced topic. Again, most people don't do this but it is possible.

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My friend has a net café. In his net café, on server, he installed Windows xp and installed on clients Windows 98.Now, he worry about viruses and spy wares. Now, he is planning to migrate to SUSE Linux 10.1 for net café server.
Can any body tell me, what will be benefits he achieve to having Linux Server instead of Windows xp .
There are too many benefits to list. Here are a couple of the obvious benefits.

Zero cost per computer for the operating system and many applications.

Fewer viruses.

Normal users are not able to change system files.

Normal users are not able to install applications into the system directories.

One word of advise: if you must use Novell SuSE then use the latest version, v10.2. A lot of things that were broken in v10.0 and in v10.1 are fixed in v10.2.

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