Windows 7, Ubuntu, and finally: openSUSE.

I got a hold of openSUSE11.2 recently, burned it, and booted the disc up.Now i got a problem.I ain’t too experienced in partitioning, so i choose everything as selected in the installation(i downloaded the full DVD, not a live CD)and i got to the partitioning part.I have this:

500GB WD Caviar Blue SATA2

I installed Ubuntu on the 500gb with wubi and partitioned 30GB for it.Well that one is easier, i have absolutely no experience in installing from a CD/DVD.I saw instlux, but it wouldn’t run from Win7 :\

Any guide on how to manually partition 30GB for openSUSE too?

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During the install use the YaST GUI, and better, try it first on a
Virtual Machine

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You can either create the partition during openSUSE installation (as already mentioned) or you can create it with Ubuntu or even with W7 - just do not format it. Then at the installation step in openSUSE enter the dialog and select that partition and choose which filesystem you want to use.

It’s important to have this clearly in mind for the bootloader installation step. You are now either using W7 for boot control and you are using it to chainload to the Ubuntu grub loader, or you are using Ubuntu to control the boot and it is chainloading to W7. Unless you intend to use openSUSE as your main OS, I suggest you enter the openSUSE boot loader installation dialog and instruct openSUSE to install grub to the partition where it is being installed. Then update W7 as you did for Ubuntu if you are using W7 to control the boot, otherwise if using Ubuntu’s grub to control then run the Ubuntu update script (at the moment I don’t remember its name) which will find the new openSUSE installation and will add a boot entry to the Ubuntu boot menu.

No. People occasionally screw up their partitions by doing so. A better approach is to boot Parted Magic and prepare (create/resize) the partitions you need in advance, then select them during setup in YaST (using the last method “create partition setup”), chose mountpoint and file system (ext3, ext4, reseirfs, etc), as well as swap.
This the the simplest, cleanest and safest way.