installing on unpartion space

im having windows 2008 server and i want to try suse in my laptop … i have an empty drive with 80GB in my hard disc… can i delete the unused partion and install suse on this unpartioned drive… or shall i continue the installation with this drive without unpartioning… which would be better…

Suse installer can delete and create partitions as required - just boot up the cd or even better the dvd and select installation.
Suse will give you a default setup or you can edit with custom partitioning.

If you do a custom partition, don’t forget to mount your Windows partition at the same time.