> Camaleón;2039706 Wrote:
>> Anyway, this can lead to further issues, I know, but at least your
>> data and windows installations are a bit more safe.
> You just volunteered in resolving all the issues which will be
> present if the other disks will be disconnected during installation and
> there will be quite a few, but I don’t want to spoil you all of the
> possible surprise(s).
> At least one thing is for sure, configuring a convenient way of booting
> with one bootloader and not having to switch bootdisks via some BIOS
> functions (with any luck there is a F-Key giving a BIOS boot menu) is
> the least tricky one.
> With a little luck the “so carefully” installed linux will be rendered
> directly unbootable after replugging the SATA disks (hopefully the
> disk-by id mechanism works for the device.map, if not have lots of fun
> in fixing that).
Hey, no method is perfect
But I’d say that fixing openSUSE is much easier than fixing any windows
In the worst scenario, the user can boot with the dvd and make any change
from there (restoring grub, editing system files, etc…). But fixing
windows bootloader is not that easy. And loosing data is the worst it
>> a) Partitioning: manually selecting the openSUSE installation so it
>> under the desired hard disk (usually represented with some kind
>> of /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1 scheme.
>> Which one is the IDE one?
> The partitioner not only gives you the size of each disk (which will be
> one very good indicator) but also an identifier for each one.
> It will even tell you if it is a SATA or an IDE disk, if you only have
> one IDE disk, then …
> With a little careful reading the screen displays, one should easily be
> able to pick the right disk.
I do not trust the automatic partitioner so I always select the expert way.
The partitioner can recommend the user to install opensuse in the current
windows hard disk, or in the second sata, who knows? The one it thinks it
has more free space, dunno.
That is risky.
If you want to prevent any data loose, then the safest way is not to make
available to the installer the other options. Afterwards, you will be able
to tweak your opensuse install, if there is any problem that opensuse
> In my experience, people who “cautiously” removed their other disks
> during installation end up with more trouble than if they did not and
> just be careful (= open their eyes and read the help the installer
Not an easy choice, yes.
> . on second thought …
> … on the other hand, …
> => go for it, I just saw I still have some popcorn left, so a good show
> is needed to go with that snack.
well, these days users have to make “hard” choices