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Thread: How to install XP after Suse 10

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    linuxnoob2008 NNTP User

    Question How to install XP after Suse 10

    I currently have suse 10 installed on this extra latop I have. Its spec are pretty low and i decided I am going to convert it back to XP...even tho I hate windows... This is where my problem lies... Im very new to linux so Im not sure how to remove Suse 10 and add Windows XP. A full tutorial would be great because I need this done by tomorrow and Like I said im a Linux Noob.

    Basically is there a way for me to install XP ontop of suse 10 and then remove suse? Or is there an easier way to convert this laptop to XP... and can anybody tell me how to do it exactly...

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Kansas City, MO

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10

    just put your xp disc in and it will see your linux partitions delete all of them and then let xp format the hole drive

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    linuxnoob2008 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10

    so you mean.. put the disk in, and delete the files like i386? then what do i do because i would like to install XP... it is not installed right now.. im just asking a lot of stuff because i would rather not mess anything up

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    linuxnoob2008 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10

    wait no... thats not what you meant...

    basically Iv tried running from the CD and then it flashes "detecting computer hardware...." and then it goes away and nothing happens...

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    linuxnoob2008 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10

    please go here to post instead... it is more organized and detailed.

    Problems with Installing XP from CD - openSUSE Forums

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    Andrew C Taubman NNTP User

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10

    You simply boot from the XP CD, delete all existing partitions in the
    early part of the XP install, and then do the normal install as you
    would on any PC. Nothing to do with Linux.
    Andrew C Taubman
    Novell Support Forums Volunteer SysOp
    (Sorry, support is not provided via e-mail)

    Opinions expressed above are not
    necessarily those of Novell Inc.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Earth - Denmark

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10 has been _several_ years, but the last time a friend tried to
    put XP(tm) on a used box's hard drive which had been formatted block one
    to block last by a Linux (when the machine was owned by me)...well, the
    XP(tm) install routine told me that there was something wrong with the
    hard disk and refused to install..

    i KNEW the drive was fine, and used Knoppix or a linux install disk
    (don't recall) to reformat the entire disk to one bootable fat32
    partition and _suddenly_ the XP(tm) install routine stopped complaining..

    at the time i thought it was just another example of Mr. Bill's Empire
    flogging their users for trying out competing software..

    [that is, if you take a running Windows(tm) machine and plop in a Linux
    install DVD, most distros will see the Windows(tm) and offer to build
    you a dual boot setup.....but, take a machine that is Linux only, and
    plop in a just purchased off the shelf XP(tm) install DVD and it will
    BARF!! ...the VERY idea of dealing with Linux is just not to be
    done....i have not, and don't hope to try it with Vista(tm)..]

    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
    A Texan in Denmark

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Miami, Florida USA

    Default Re: How to install XP after Suse 10

    That is the equivalent of taking a solid GOLD ROLEX, encrusted in Diamonds, to have it BRONZED!

    I would try something along the lines of Iti-biti Linux or something like that???


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