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Thread: Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

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    Default Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

    Hi, I want to install Suse 11 onto my system.
    I have Vista and XP on 2 partitions, running on 2 SATA2, drives as a Raid 1 mirrored array.
    I have a little experience with suse10.3 as my wife runs it on her computer. My question is: Will I be able to boot to all 3 operating systems once I have installed Suse 11? are there any things I should do first? like de-fraging in Windows safe mode before I do the Suse install. I will of course back up everything onto a spare PATA drive with Acronis before risking losing everything on my main drives. Any advise would be appreciated.
    Dave.

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    Default Re: Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

    Just defrag and perform a scandisk on the partition u are about to make a new partition for opensuse to be installed.
    Check this as well
    Other than that,have fun!!!
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    Default Re: Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

    you can create a new partition without problems

    but...why do you need both xp and vista?

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    Default Re: Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

    Hi,
    I can switch to XP or Vista if I get a problem with one of them, which happens a lot, this is the main reason I would like to try Linux.
    Thanks.
    Dave

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    Thumbs up Re: Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

    hi,
    check out swerdna's site, he has a couple of tutorials on dual booting.

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    Default Re: Vista/XP dual boot and New Suse 11 install advice

    > Any advise would be appreciated.

    see these two, at the VERY least:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/how-faq/3...all-guide.html
    http://www.swerdna.net.au/linhowtoboot.html

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