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Old 10-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Delete Opensuse leaving Vista intact

I have dual boot with Vista and Opensuse 11.3 that has now come to the end. I could just update but I would like to try something else like Fedora. I would have had Ubuntu as I have it on other machines but the ASUS I have has SIS drives and I cant get the resolution so I would think I need to delete the 11.3 from partition so would like to know how this is done without disturbing Vista. I have used Gpart before and I have an up to date Gpart disc but I am not sure which partition contains Vista, mainly how it would be named and what name or names used for the Linux set up.
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you could just boot the fedora live-usb and dubble-clik the 'install to harddrive' icon. from there follow the directions and tell it to overwrite the partition currently used by your suse install (be very cautious not to overwrite your ms-vista install).
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Thanks for the reply, I don't have a Fedora USB though I could get one but again at what point would I know when I may over ride.
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Check and double check the sizes of each partition and the formats of them (NTFS is Vista, ext3/4 is Linux) when you're in the installer selecting which one to wipe.
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Yes just install the other distro you want in top of the SUSE installation you have and your Vista shouldnt suffer at all. Find out what partition is the one housing the linux installation you have and make sure you tell the installer to use that very same partition.

I know you said you want to try something different but the new OpenSuse might include the drivers for your hardware. I am running OpenSuse 12.1 in my ASUS laptop and everything works fine.

Good luck to you
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If SuSE works with your video setup, Ubuntu certainly would, I should think.
Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #7
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I had 11.3 from when it came out and was good for a long time but then started getting bugs which took time to sort out and then when Libre came in the updates I had big problems and had to delete it and get back to OpenOffice and the block the Libre update as it came every time.

No way would any Ubuntu system have the correct resolution on ASUS with SIS drives, I tried many times and had answers from people with the same resolution problems with ASUS and could not fix it.

So I thought I would give Fedora a go on this computer but I have just discovered I don't have the latest version so I have set about getting it and will come back to this forum if I can solve it or not.


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