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Old 04-16-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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Dual booting suse 11.1 and XP


I'm running Tiny XP on my laptop and i'm wanting to dual boot it with OpenSUSE 11.1. can anyone guide me how to set it up or direct me to a site that could?

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Old 04-16-2009, 04:31 AM   #2
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Just install OpenSUSE and during the installation it will give you the option of keeping the XP partition intact and using available space for OpenSUSE. This is stated in the OpenSUSE installation wiki and it shows you how to decide on the partitioning setup.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 04:39 AM   #3
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I'm running Tiny XP on my laptop and i'm wanting to dual boot it with OpenSUSE 11.1. can anyone guide me how to set it up or direct me to a site that could?

thanks
If Xp is all ready running for some time it is better to defrag xp partition first before installing opensuse
 
Old 04-17-2009, 02:32 AM   #4
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thanks guys its working well. i just want to find out how to change the boot loader. at the moment it boots to SUSE's grub but i want it to boot to the microsoft boot screen. how do i go about changing that?

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Old 04-17-2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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Do you mean you want it to boot to XP as default? If so then all you do is change the GRUB settings.
  1. Open the YaST Administrator Settings tool (Computer > Administrator Settings in the "new" Suse menu, or System > Administrator Settings in the "old" KDE menu). You will need to put in the Administrator password which was set during the install. If you didn't set a separate password, then you can use your own login.
  2. Open the "System" page, and select "Boot Loader".
  3. If the install did the job right, you should have an entry for "Windows". Select this, and click "Set Default" at bottom right. A tick will appear by the "Windows" entry.
  4. On the tabs at the top select "Boot Loader Installation", and click "Boot Loader Options" in the "Type" area.
  5. At the bottom look for "Time Out in Seconds", and see that it is set to "8". This is the time your will wait on the GRUB screen before starting the default OS. Set it to a number you are comfortable with.
Windows has a similar multi-OS boot menu, but it is much trickier to set up. I would not go there unless you are really confident!
 
  


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