Brand-new with Linux, so please bear with me…
I have a desktop with a 500-GB HD on which there is Windows XP installed. I now would like to install openSUSE 11.3 (64-bit) in such a way that it will wipe out every trace of Windows, thus making openSUSE my only OS installed!
I have downloaded the install DVD and boot up from it. At the Installation Settings screen, I get the following info regarding automatic partitioning:
**** Shrink Windows partition /dev/sda1 to 155.32 GB
- Create extended partition /dev/sda2 (310.44 GB)
- Create swap volume /dev/sda5 (2.01 GB)
- Create root volume /dev/sda6 (20.00 GB) with ext4
- Create volume /dev/sda7 (288.43 GB) for /home with ext4***
The Installation Settings screen also shows the following warning under the Booting section:
The bootloader is installed on a partition that does not lie entirely below 128 GB. The system might not boot.
So, what do I need to make openSUSE the only OS installed? (I want to allocate the full 500 GB to openSUSE and most certainly I want my PC to boot up!!)
Is there anybody that can give step-by-step instructions to a newbie?