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    Default About to install 11.2 M6 to test but have questions

    I've decided to install 11.2M6 for a little play and to test and hopefully contribute by reporting any bugs I come across.

    My system is currently configured to dual boot XP and 11.1. Grub is configured to boot from the /boot partition as I require the MBR to remain in tact for my recovery partition to work correctly.

    I have made 15GB free space on my HDD. Is this enough for 11.2M6? When it comes to installing 11.2M6 can I reuse any of the existing non data partitions like /swap? I don't want to mess up my 11.1 installation.
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    Default Re: About to install 11.2 M6 to test but have questions

    Quote Originally Posted by suse tpx60s
    I've decided to install 11.2M6 for a little play and to test and
    hopefully contribute by reporting any bugs I come across.

    My system is currently configured to dual boot XP and 11.1. Grub is
    configured to boot from the /boot partition as I require the MBR to
    remain in tact for my recovery partition to work correctly.

    I have made 15GB free space on my HDD. Is this enough for 11.2M6? When
    it comes to installing 11.2M6 can I reuse any of the existing non data
    partitions like /swap? I don't want to mess up my 11.1 installation.
    Hi
    Quite possible it will mess up your current installations, it's beta
    software.

    It's meant to be installed on a test machine or virtual machine (vbox,
    vmware) not a machine your not prepared to lose data.

    If you value your data or installations, don't install it

    Did I mention that it's beta software and can break all sorts of
    things, recovery partitions, grub other installations etc.....

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    Default Re: About to install 11.2 M6 to test but have questions

    OK thanks. I really wanted to test it on my laptop as that is what I'll install it on when it becomes GA. For now I'll put it into VMware then but I really wanted to be able to test the core system functionality, e.g. hibernation, docking / undocking, the video performance, Fn keys, etc which will not really be possible as a virtual machine.

    Does the same apply to running the Live CD? Can that cause corruption?

    I guess I could install it onto another HDD and swap the HDD but that's not really convenient.

    I would just like to contribute to the debugging before it goes GA so hopefully when it is released most of the things will work out of the box.
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    Default Re: About to install 11.2 M6 to test but have questions

    Quote Originally Posted by suse tpx60s
    OK thanks. I really wanted to test it on my laptop as that is what I'll
    install it on when it becomes GA. For now I'll put it into VMware then
    but I really wanted to be able to test the core system functionality,
    e.g. hibernation, docking / undocking, the video performance, Fn keys,
    etc which will not really be possible as a virtual machine.

    Does the same apply to running the Live CD? Can that cause corruption?

    I guess I could install it onto another HDD and swap the HDD but that's
    not really convenient.

    I would just like to contribute to the debugging before it goes GA so
    hopefully when it is released most of the things will work out of the
    box.
    Hi
    Try the live option then, else put in another drive

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