Re: delete windows partition?
I have a similar dilemma, I have already received help for my question about GRUB Legacy overwriting GRUB2 from an Ubuntu install and how that would affect my dual boot. Could the steps in the pictures for the 11.2 install with regards to the partitioning help with 11.3's installer when I get to the partitioning step? Or does the partition installation section differ from 11.2 to 11.3?
Quick question aside. I am NOT an expert so don't just run off with my advice. But should you be unsuccessful in repairing Windows you could have the data recovered and examined by a professional, and next time you install Windows XP (or 7 should that be your choice) you could partition half of the drive with the Windows XP installer to be NTFS. The other half could be an extended partition containing openSUSE and its swap (you would have to setup the extended partition in openSUSE's installer). However, that leads to my above question about the steps involved in that process.
Dell Dimension E521: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.2GHz, ATI Radeon X1350 Pro, 2 GB DDR2 Memory, 233 GB Hard Drive-133.84GB for Vista/99.16GB for openSUSE 11.3