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#1 moomoo

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:04 AM

As a few of you know im supposed to install SuSe today...but the laptop got (to what it appears) fried...so i wanna use my good laptop but im scared itll kill the system. Is it possible to put SuSe AND Windows on the same hard drive but have like different sections? Please post ASAP!!!

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:13 AM

Hello,

I used this link:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=220452

To tripple boot my system, XP, Vista and Ubuntu.

Pretty sure the same principle should apply.

Hope it helps.

Bilko

PS

I hate Ubuntu, about half my hardware doesnt work using it. Try to get rid of it right now.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:10 PM

What you need to do though is have a seperate partition on the hard drive to install linux for a multiboot. I think you can try partition magic a couple times. Google it. Also you'll need a swap partition. Beware though installing linux voids the warranty.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:07 PM

Is it possible to put SuSe AND Windows on the same hard drive but have like different sections? Please post ASAP!!!

Thanks Alot
Nick



Yes it is possible. Xandros even sets it up by default. Unfortunately, there is a small 2% risk of data loss. Which can be recovered using a partition recovery tool, such as "TestDisk".

Many Linux distros include this option. I would be surprised if Suse did not allow you to do it, without Partition Magic.

That said, Partition Magic was the very best partitioning tool available. It probably still is. Gparted, and the Gparted live CD is a pretty good competitor.
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