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    Question install opensuse

    hey i have a compaq 2005 PC which has 4 drives of 19gb.i want to install suse with win XP but as i dont want to partition my drives can i empty one of the drives and install opensuse exclusively only on it.

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    Default Re: install opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by PCLord View Post
    hey i have a compaq 2005 PC which has 4 drives of 19gb.i want to install suse with win XP but as i dont want to partition my drives can i empty one of the drives and install opensuse exclusively only on it.
    Yes you can install to One of the HD's, but you do need partitions on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Yes you can install to One of the HD's, but you do need partitions on it.
    but i have a fully empty HD(E) does it still need partitons . cant opensuse simply use the whole drive .

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Yes you can install to One of the HD's, but you do need partitions on it.
    but i have a empty (e) drive . does it still need partitions. cant suse install on the whole drive.
    and could someone please tell me the whole process as i am a newbie .

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    Default Re: install opensuse

    Boot the install media and make sure it's good http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11....mediacheck.jpg
    Then reboot it
    Follow it to here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11....partitions.jpg
    Then here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11..../10.Custom.jpg
    You can select the HD you want to use entirely and the installer will do the rest

    If you want to see the process in more detail:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/caf4926/114_DVD_Install

    But to answer your question. The installer will still partition the drive like this
    swap
    root
    home
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    Default Re: install opensuse

    Just to add:

    It's not like windows. Linux keeps your personal files etc in a different partition called /home
    The system installation goes to root or /
    swap is a bit like the page file in windows, sort of virtual memory.

    Though I am just wondering what the installer will do with such a small HD, you said 19GB?
    Ideally in that situation, I wouldn't make a /home partition

    So if you can follow the guide and partition manually, I would suggest
    swap 1GB
    / (root) everything else

    You will still have a /home but it's combined in to the system section.
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