After considerable search for the past couple of days I decided to post some basic questions I have while trying to install opensuse 11.0 on my Vostro 1400: Any help would be greatly appreciated
1)** What I want:**
I have a dell vostro 1400 running vista home premium and dell media direct, all I want is to make the least intrusive procedure to install my opensuse 11.0...
2)What I have done till now:
I had the following dell factory partitions:
- EISA configuration - 71 MB FAT16 (which I swore not to touch as it has the MBR)
- healthy primary (with no volume letter which I assume is the dell media direct partition)
- C:-> 61 GB -> NTFS windoze
- D:-> 2.5 GB -> Recovery
Now I shrinked C: to make around 18GB between C and D
where I intend to install Opensuse
I want to create an extended partition of the space I created and then create multiple linux partitions within it (/swap, /boot and /home).
**a) Is there a flaw in this plan ?? please warn :\ and inform me of a better way to do this…
b) if a) is false then is there a way I can create my partitions through YaST??
I could manage the shrinking with Vista but it does not allow me to create extended partitions. Also I tried partition magic (with zero luck) and acronis trial
which did not serve my purpose either.
I did go through tons of posts but I could not find anything which does not have the option of reinstalling everything from scratch.
After this I plan to install grub in this /boot of
my extended partition for linux and use easyBCD to make windoze look at my grub… (as you might have guessed more questions to follow).
But I would greatly appreciate any help in this regard. I am especially looking at some guides to use Yast in expert mode to create my partitions…
Pleeeeeaaaaaaasseeee saaaavvveee mmmmeee fffrroom vviisstta:’(
Thanks in advance,