Windows XP(SP2) > Suse Linux 9.1

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  1. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I am intended to install Suse Linux 9.1 on my machine. It will be a 2nd OS. It will be installed on a different HD as my MS OS. Anyone has done this on this forum? And are there special precautions I have to make, things to look after before installing? etc. etc.
    MTIA,

    Gerard
     
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    Gerardwil

    Good question. I intend to install SuSE 9.1 Pro in the near future too.

    I will let you try it out first.

    :D ;)
     
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    I have dual-booted SUSE and XP in the past, but on a second partition on the same drive. One thing to watch out for is that SUSE will install its own bootloader (to select which OS to boot). If you have any apps that require the use of the Master Boot Record (like GoBack, BootIt NG, or True Image), you may run into problems.

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    I'll let you know when everything went well :D

    Thanks NickS I am using True Image, will watch then.


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    Should only be an issue if you use Acronis Startup Recovery Manager or Acronis Secure Zone:

    "When Acronis Startup Recovery Manager is activated it overwrites the Master Boot Record (MBR) with its own boot code. If you have any third party boot managers installed, then you will have to reactivate them after activating the Startup Recovery Manager. For Linux loaders (e.g. LiLo and GRUB) you might consider installing them to a Linux root (or boot) partition boot record instead of MBR before activating Acronis Startup Recovery Manager."

    This link should help: Howto Install Windows XP and SuSE Linux on the same PC.

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