Dual boot Windows XP & openSUSE 11.1

My desktop setup has the foll config:

Drive 1:
250 GB IDE : C:/ with Windows XP (entirely Windows with all NTFS partitions).

Drive 2:
500 GB SATA:

Would like to install openSUSE 11.1 Linux on this HDD.

The C:/ drive of Drive 1 (250 GB IDE) already has Windows XP installed & would like to add Linux openSUSE 11.1 as 2nd operating system. How can I go about doing this without damaging the existing Windows install ?

Particularly, I would like to locate grub on the 250 GB IDE drive (if this is possible, since all the existing partitions are NTFS).


Did you have a look at swerdna’ page?
GRUB Boot Multiboot openSUSE Windows (2000, XP, Vista) using the Grub bootloader.
It is very comprehensive and covers problems, which occur during multiboot installation :wink:
It might help you for your decision.

Most of all: Make sure, that Grub is written into the master boot record (MBR) of drive C. This MBR exists, no matter, how the disc is partitioned and formatted.