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Old 04-27-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hello all, I am going to be running SuSe Linux and Win Xp pro untill I really learn Linux. I was wondering how I go about paritioning my HD? I have a 160 gig hd a 120 gig hd and 160 hd on raid 0. Now I am going to reinstall xp pro and was wonderingShould I use seperate hd's? Or not! Since I have 4 I can but was just wondering! Thanks for any input!
Old 04-27-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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Since you're reinstalling, there is less reason to install to a seperate hd (unless you don't want to repartition). Just leave some empty unpartitioned space for Linux when you install Windows.
Old 04-29-2004, 04:08 AM   #3
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Windows reinstall will destroy your LILO/GRUB conf. I mean when you'll reinstall windows you won't have the choice to boot Linux. You're going to have to 'repair' the installation with SuSE CD1 bootable CD and correct the loader.

If you're going to freshly install WindowsXP and SuSE Linux you can just install Windows on the first disk and format disk2 with FAT or even NTFS. Then when you're going to install SuSE next to your Windows installation and SuSE will format it the way it's supposed to be but still be careful when repartitioning the hard drives. Have a look in there and choose to use the whole disk2 for SuSE (hda5 and/or hda6 and/or hda7 must be untouched, that's where Winodws are on most systems). Even if you won't, SuSE will just repartition one of your windows partitions and install it there.

I never had any problems with loss of data when installing SuSE as a second OS because I used E:\ for Linux that was blank. Now it's only SuSE on my system. =)

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Old 04-29-2004, 06:37 AM   #4
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what i do is i have 2 os installed on one hd and my other hd will be for my backups (mp3s, videos...etc..). i have a boot disk for windows and go through fdisk and have a partition, i have a primary partition formatted for windows and leave the remaining as is for linux. Suse will be able to recognize it when you installed it.


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