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Old 07-31-2005, 06:28 AM   #1
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Having problems installing can someone please help??


I have started the setup for suse linux 9.3 on my laptop, i do the first part select my keyboared region and then when it does the hardware scan thing i think it it does not show my hard disk. do i need to create some type of partions on my hard disk i have made 1 and so i hae 2 already and i have windows xp on 1 and and i want to install suse linux 9.3 on the other.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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Installation problem

Just a thought

It is not easy to use a single hard drive with Windows XP and Linux.

However, check to see if you have any the following programs that came with
your Linux Distribution.

LILO (Linux Loader) or GRUB both are popular.
Also check

BootMagic
www. v-com.com or www.powerquest.com

If you are going to both OS on a single hard disk you can use the above to create your
partitions your will need more than 2. Linux can use 3 or 4 and Windows XP will need 1 all by itself.

You will need to determine how space Windows is using and plan for what it will need.
Windows XP will take a lot of space. It is easier to let the programs do most of the work.

I have a desktop with 2 drives each dedicate to a different OS I tried a single drive with Red Hat Linux and Windows XP.

In either case 1 or 2 drives you will need to decide on which system will boot up you can't toggle between the two.


Like I said it just a thought.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:38 PM   #3
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Just one more thought.

Be really careful on the partitions. Do a complete backup on the drive in question. You can lost everything when you change partitions. Your backup of the Windows XP data might be easier to restore if need be.


Maybe this will work.
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:35 AM   #4
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I have started the setup for suse linux 9.3 on my laptop, i do the first part select my keyboared region and then when it does the hardware scan thing i think it it does not show my hard disk. do i need to create some type of partions on my hard disk i have made 1 and so i hae 2 already and i have windows xp on 1 and and i want to install suse linux 9.3 on the other.
I only had Suse on my desktop for about 8 hours, but i am pretty sure that during the install it will automatically allocate your partition provided you have enough free space. My advice to you would be to go into windows and partition off a section for linux. When you begin the install you can then choose to install linux on the free partition and take some of the guess work out of it. I know my heart rate always goes up just before i press enter to begin formatting a drive, partition etc. Later in the install you will have the opportunity to specify which o/s will boot up by default, but you will have a list to choose from at every reboot anyway.
 
  


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