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Old 05-13-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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Installation Problems

I have been into Windows my hole life, and just recentl found the wonderfull world of Linux. So I am a student, that has a lot of stuff that is on my window OS that i would not like to lose. But I want to install Linus Suse 9.2 on my laptop aswell. Is there a way that I can do that without losing my current Windows OS. Please help.

Thanx and regaurds.
Old 05-13-2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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Sure, you can dual boot both OS'es. Linux works fine along side Windows, but before getting yourself into troubles, make backup of your stuff first. SuSE has a great installer, easy to follow. You will need to resize/create partitions for your HD in order to install Linux, but it should not be a problem at all.

Another alternative is to use Live CD's. They are bootable and run enterely from the CD without installing a single line to your HD. It's good only as a rescue disk, see how Linux looks like and if your hardware is Linux-friendly. Other then that, HD install is the way to go. SuSE offers a Live CD, there're many others, as Slackware, Knoppix, Ubuntu...

good luck!


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