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    Mike,

    I don't think you lost any of your Vista data. It sounds like you may have a grub problem. When you did the install, did you tell it to boot from the MBR? Vista wants it that way, but suse defaults to having it boot from the suse partition. That problem could be fixed by inserting the DVD and doing a reinstall and picking Boot from MBR when you have the chance.

    You may have to fix the Vista MBR. That also is easy if you have the Vista CD. Search the forums for the many threads on multibooting with Vista.

    Did you check out swerdna's page on multibooting? That has gotten many people, including me, out of trouble. The instructions for suse 11.0 will work on 11.1 just as well.
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    hi,
    how do i tell grub to install to hdd2 cos i need to!!!
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    what if i have a brandnew drive

    does opensuse make some suggestions to me during the installation?
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    Same you just don't have to deal with another OS

    swap 1 to 2 x memory ( depends on total memory and if you are going to hibernate)
    root if ext4 20-30 gig if BTRFS 40-50 gig (note if BTRFS then you may want an additional 500 meg boot partitions mounted as /boot)
    home any amount you want up to the rest of the drive

    Note: that if youhave specail need like you are going to manage a web server or a large data base you may want additional partitions for that data to separate it from the system
    Also note that if you are planing encrypted system you will want
    separate boot partition about 500 meg and a single LVM container for rest of drive with swap/root/home as above

    In addition to the above if you are booting EFI you will want a small FAT formatted partition 100 meg or less to hold the EFI boot code. This is mounted as /boot/efi
    If you boot the install device in EFI mode there should be one by default also you will use grub2-efi

    If you don't need anything fancy just starting with a totally empty disk and booting to the correct mode you want to install to the installer should give you a reasonable setup The default will be BTRFS root and XFS home

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    On Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:46:01 +0000, dilbertone wrote:

    > what if i have a brandnew drive
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    > does opensuse make some suggestions to me during the installation?


    Yes. The partitioning proposal is made regardless of whether the drive
    is completely blank or has another OS on it.

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    On Ubuntu/Linux Mint setup, I use this partitioning setup:
    /efi - 210mb
    / - 50gb (ext4)
    SWAP - 4gb
    /home - 600+gb (ext4)

    Can I setup my partitioning scheme like this on openSUSE? Or will there be changes on partitions? I also would want to use BTRFS on / and XFS on /home as I think this should be default on openSUSE.

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    That looks fine

    and BTRFS XFS are defaults but of course you can chose what you wnat

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