Installing Linux on same drive as WinXP

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Impel GD, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Impel GD

    Impel GD Registered Member

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    Hi there

    Sorry for the simple question; I have read the manual but I'm not experienced with multi-boot systems at all and am a little uncertain as to the order in which I should do things.

    I'd like to install SUSE Linux 10 on the same drive as I currently have WinXP SP2. Windows is in the primary active partition, and there is/will be another partition available for the Linux OS.

    I have Acronis Disk Director Suite 9 and the Acronis OS Selector which comes with it. How should I proceed?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Robl

    Robl Registered Member

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    Hi
    Im not familiar with SUSE as I use Mandriva.Basically you need to create free space on the drive you want to install you Linux OS on.
    So-
    Always install XP first.
    Then create your free space (use a partition manager-various programs can do this)
    Then boot directly using your SUSE installation disks-which should automatically detect your free space-its easiest just to install Linux using this option
    Then just follow the instructions.
    (Mandriva is very easy to install,I suspect SUSe may require some decison making but go with it)
    Rob
     
  3. Impel GD

    Impel GD Registered Member

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    Hi Rob

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, I didn't realise that SUSE Linux replaces what Windows puts in the MBR with its own booter. I now have the GRUB loader providing the option of Windows or Linux upon each boot.

    Haven't been able to get Linux to use my internet connection via my wireless router yet, but that's another topic. Will have another fiddle today.

    o_O
     
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