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Old 07-02-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question Already use XP NTFS, want Suse 8.1 as dual boot, will it fly?

Hi, I have been using Bill Gates crappy money makers all of my computer life (8 years) Mainly becasue that's the only OS most colleges and tech schools teach. That and until recently most of all the third party software company's have been whores to Windows and wouldn't play with others.
Things have changed a lot in say the last 3 or so years. There are a lot of company's that are using Linux these days especially for running network servers.
So in order to make sure I can stay above the hiring curve I need to teach myself at least the basics of Linux. I did take 2 Unix classes in school and I know Linux is based on Unix, but it's been oh say, 4 years since I have used any Unix.
O.K. so yesterday a buddy of mine turns me onto a complete Linux Suse 8.1 OS. I mean this thing is 8 CD-ROM's, what Could possibly be on all those disk's?
Anyway here's my delema, I already have Win XP Pro (NTFS) running on my PC. I have 2 Hard drives, HD #1 40Gb and
HD #2 20Gb. Right now I have XP running on the HD #1 C:\ partition (15.6Gb) On my D:\ HD #2 (11.2Gb) I have installed all of my third party programs instead of on the C:\ for protection.
On my E:\ HD #1 (21.6Gb) I use to store all of my Music, Moves, and setup Programs as well as all my Doc's. And Finally F:\ HD #2 (7.4Gb) completely Blank not even formated.
I want to install Suse 8.1 on the F:\ HD #2 (7.4Gb) drive and run both OS in a dual boot system. #1 can this be done? #2 If it will work what must I do to prepare my computer for the Suse 8.1 install? #3 will I be able to use any of my 3rd party software, play my MP3's ect...?
I just need someone to help get me started, and I think I will be able to pick things up from there.

Thanks For Your Time

Old 07-02-2003, 01:46 PM   #2
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Make sure you know the linux naming convention (it's easier than windows):
hda1 = first harddisk, first partition (= C:\)
hda2 = first harddisk, second partition (= D:\)
hdb1 = second harddisk, first partition (= E:\)
hdb2 = second harddisk, second partition (= F:\)
Don't install on a wrong partition. It should be installed on hdb2.
That's it.
SuSE 8.x will do the rest ;-)

Have fun :-)


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