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Old 12th June 2006, 16:30
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Question Installing Suse 10 on Sata with windows on another sata

I just finished reading and printing a "how to" on installing SUSE 10. But i'm still afraid cause i've never installed linux before . I have Windows XP on one 80GB SATA HD. And i i have another spare 40GB SATA HD (un partitioned and no files). Now what i want to do is to install SUSE 10 on to the 40GB HD and be-able to have a choise of what system to use on start up. It may be in anyway. Either i select from a menu at each start up or to use a CD or a Disskette to start linux. Anyway, i just need a little good and well explained "tute" or something on how to do this .
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Old 12th June 2006, 17:15
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Old 12th June 2006, 20:16
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Smile That post was fine but,

tat post was fine :smile: but i still dont know how to make it ask me weather to boot linux or windows at start up? Also i've already installed Windows i just have to install linux onto a new Sata hard drive that i had around, it's a secondery HD and it has no files. Thats all i want to know.

P.S Linux does recodnize STA HD's right? (unlike windows we dont have t download and install thins sepereatly?)


sorry about this i feel really bad to have not explained properly.
I have a computer with 3 Hard Drives. A 160GB RAID HD, Another 80GB SATA and Finally a 40 GB SATA Drive. Windows XP i already installed into the 80gb SATA. The 160GB RAID is a second HD i use to store Windows files. I want Linux to use The Whole Third 40GB SATA HD and THAT HD only. then i want to be able two select which OS to boot at start up (through a program or what ever~!!, i dont know if my mother board supports to dual boot functioin it's a Intel D915GAV)

Thankx alot fo runderstanding

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Old 12th June 2006, 20:33
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While installing linux on seperate disk/partition, linux will detect windows installation and it will ask you a question about it.. This question will be raised when linux will be installing either lilo or grub loader. Just don't delete windows partition and everything will be ok!

It's the other way around that doesn't work out of the box
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