If have openSUSE installed, how add dual-boot winXP?

I have openSUSE 11. installed on a computer. I (unfortunately) need to add winXP to that computer and make it dual boot with the openSUSE.

How do I:

  1. Take some of the free space and make it avail to install windows on?

  2. Install windows only into that space

  3. Make them dual boot?

You should have installed windows first to make it easy on yourself.

But it is possible.

Post your partition and disk info

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 36.4 GB, 36420075008 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4427 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00020175

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1         121      971901   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2   *         122        1856    13936387+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            1857        4427    20651557+  83  Linux

Is that all you have - just the one 36GB HD

Consider XP in Virtual Box running in openSUSE
Virtual Box (Sun Version) Install HowTo - openSUSE Forums

Unfortunately, yes. I had another HD but the cable connection on this computer is male and every extra HD I have needs it to be female.

Why, how much space do i need for winxp?

That’s not a bad idea!

And I assume i can make that startup on openSUSE startup?

You could install it in a few GB but how much do you want

Can you find a converter female to male for that connection

Yes you could - If you insist.