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Thread: Installing on a Dell Inspirion

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    StevoD NNTP User

    Default Installing on a Dell Inspirion

    Am I going to be able to install OpenSUSE on a Dell Inspirion 15 with a Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500, 3GB memory, Dell Wirelss-G Mini-Card? I want to intall OpenSUSE so I can either boot up to Windows or OpenSUSE. I have never done this before and am really new to Linux in general. I started out with Ubuntu on an old Toshiba Satellite about a month ago and want something that has more options than Ubuntu. OpenSUSE is one that several people recommended. I don't want to totally wipe Windows off this laptop but want the option to run either one.

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    platinum NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing on a Dell Inspirion

    StevoD wrote:
    > Am I going to be able to install OpenSUSE on a Dell Inspirion 15 with a
    > Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500, 3GB memory, Dell Wirelss-G Mini-Card?


    you may find some hints here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/Dell#Inspiron


    > I want to intall OpenSUSE so I can either boot up to Windows or
    > OpenSUSE.


    before you burn the downloaded install image, see our excellent info
    for new to openSUSE folks at: http://tinyurl.com/6jwtg9 where you will
    find good advice on how to insure your install media is perfect (a
    must) and links to help with your wireless, etc..

    and, on the download page http://software.opensuse.org/ in step 5 is a
    link to the step-by-step installation guide
    <http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local> have a look at that before you
    begin the install..


    > I don't want to totally wipe
    > Windows off this laptop but want the option to run either one.


    routinely, the install will SEE your windows partition and _offer_ an
    install solution which will allow dual boot to either..

    because no software is 100% fool proof (and because during the install
    process _you_ get to make some decisions which can, if you get
    confused and allow it, format away everything already on the disk),
    you should therefore backup your data, documents, photos, music, etc
    etc etc on the Windows partition..

    to be prepared for the install process, see this delightful tome:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/unreviewe...all-guide.html

    -welcome- to freedom..

    --
    platinum

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    StevoD NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing on a Dell Inspirion

    Thanks platinum for the reply. I didn't have to download an iso image since I have a disc that was made by Novell. I haven't acutally got the new computer yet so I am just trying to make sure everything will work. I honestly couldn't find the laptop model in the list on the page that you provided the link to.

    Thanks for the suggestions and great links. I have visited the pages briefly and will go over them this morning with a closer look.

    Steven

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