Install problem

I am new to Linux and have downloaded openSUSE 11.4 to a laptop with a hard drive without a partition. When I open with my DVD download all I get is a message saying “ERROR” NO SUCH PARTITION"
and then “GRUB RESCUE >”. What do a do now. Previously I have used a Mac computer or a PC, where the OS installation takes care of itself. Any advice as to what I should do to get “GRUB RESCUE”?:open_mouth:

If you downloaded a DVD iso image, you should burn this image on a DVD first and boot the computer from this DVD. But tell us a little bit more about what you’re planning to do. Do you want to keep Windows and dual boot with Linux or do you want to completely replace Windows on your computer?