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Problem with Installing openSUSE

By fearraza
Feb 4, 2009
  1. Hello,
    I've just downloaded Linux openSUSE Live CD. I boot my pc and insert the CD and when the menu comes out, I cant seems to find a way to install the distro.

    My plan was to dual boot WinXP and Linux. I have 4 partitions, 3 are NTFS and 1 is for the Linux. Do i have to configure the partition?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    Normally yes.
    Linux will require an ext2 or ext3 partition.

    Booting the CD should give you access to some tools to prepare the HD.

    a) make sure you have unique LABELs on the 3 NTFS partitions for easy identification
    b) attack the 4th

    you make need to create a /swap partition (carve it out of the 4th) and make it
    2x your real RAM or about 2gb
     
  3. fearraza

    fearraza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx alot! done that and now i can enjoy my dual boot :)
     
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