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    Default Dual booting issue

    Hi i am new to opensuse.I'm using windows7 now.i want to make a dual boot system with opensuse.before i had a dualboot system with mint 10 and windows7.now i want to do this with opensuse.on suse installing preparation on disk i deleted my mint 17Gb partition.i have already have a 10Gb unpartitioned space.i created a 1Gb Linux swap and 11Gb root partition and 6Gb /home partition.opensuse can't identify my 10Gb unpartitioned space.when i came to installation overview in booting section i found "the bootloader is installed on a partition that does not lie entirely below128Gb.the system might not boot if bios support only lba24 (result is error 18 during install grub mbr)."i think if i continue the installation windows7 may became unbootable.please tell me how to make my dual boot system successfully?

    following are the boot sections
    *opensuse 11.4(default)
    *windows 1
    *windows 2
    *floppy
    *failsafe-opensuse 11.4

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    Default Re: Dual booting issue

    The 128 gig warning is just a warning and pertains to old BIOS that are not able to address above 1024 cylinders all modern BIOS should be able to do this.

    How many partitions do you have? You can not have more then 4 primary partitions. But one may be an extended and have additional logic partitions in it.

    With out being able to look over your shoulder and see the current partitioning I'd say you are trying to create too many primaries. If you can boot to any Linux CD then report the output of the fdisk -l command (note must be root to do this)

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    Default Re: Dual booting issue

    Quote Originally Posted by vike4 View Post
    Hi i am new to opensuse.I'm using windows7 now.i want to make a dual boot system with opensuse.before i had a dualboot system with mint 10 and windows7.now i want to do this with opensuse.on suse installing preparation on disk i deleted my mint 17Gb partition.i have already have a 10Gb unpartitioned space.i created a 1Gb Linux swap and 11Gb root partition and 6Gb /home partition.opensuse can't identify my 10Gb unpartitioned space.when i came to installation overview in booting section i found "the bootloader is installed on a partition that does not lie entirely below128Gb.the system might not boot if bios support only lba24 (result is error 18 during install grub mbr)."i think if i continue the installation windows7 may became unbootable.please tell me how to make my dual boot system successfully?

    following are the boot sections
    *opensuse 11.4(default)
    *windows 1
    *windows 2
    *floppy
    *failsafe-opensuse 11.4
    Mmmmm... It makes me think of the first time I installed suse. By default, it handles your disk automatically, preparing the partitioner to use what the suse installer thinks to be the best partitioning scheme on your disk, making you see the scheme it wants to create, instead of your actual one. To avoid this, you must click on "create new partitions" or something like that in the installer: the important thing anyway is that you must click on the button to "create" new partitions and not to "edit" them.
    About MBR, I'm not an expert, but I believe that is logical to think that your previous boot manager resided in the same partition you will install grub onto, so that warning should be of no worry to you, but I can't be sure. Also, the fact that you are running win 7 makes me think that yours is a modern generation pc, so there should be no problem!

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