I just bought me a couple of weeks back a DELL Vostro 1000 Laptop, which I already know is supported by 10.3 except a couple of Prop Drivers that need to be installed to get my Ati Graphics, and Broadcomm Wireless working.
These are no biggie I’m not exactly new to linux.
I was running Ubuntu for awhile until it Crapped out a couple of Versions back on Supporting even the most Common of components in my PC’s.
Anyway when I got my Vostro I was looking to run a Dual Boot setup on it XP and Linux/OpenSuse.
I’d tried everyother Distro out there that’s popular, and None would run on my Vostro, I posted in Dell’s Forum and one guy suggested OpenSuse.
I’d tried Suse and liked it a while back in the 9 version somewhere.
So in short I thought I’d give OpenSuse a shot again…
But I never tried a Dual Boot setup with Suse.
So here’s the question.
I already have XP installed on my Laptop, If I resize the partition and then put Suse on the New Partition, will Suse’s installer automattically setup the Dual Boot for me?
And will I beable to install my Broadcomm Drivers for my Wireless without a Internet Connection from the Install DVD?
And if not is there anyplace I can go to get these files before my Suse install?
And how would I go about installing them?
The Ati Drivers I’m not worried about I can take care of them after I get my Wireless Figured out.
Further to what swerdna noted, pay attention to where openSUSE says it is going to install itself, and also pay attention in case it proposes to “do something” to the partition you had planned to reserve for your WinXP. Sometimes the installer comes up with an installation scheme that one does not like, in which case one may need to go into an advance installation menu and “tweak” the settings.
Also, in case you were not aware, openSUSE-11.0 will be out in a couple of weeks.