suse 9.1 & win xp installed on separate hd's - - - how to set up dual booting?
Posted on 2004-09-05
currently, i have suse 9.1 pro installed on an 80 gb hd which is wired as master on the primary ide line as well as win xp pro on a 12 gb hd wired as slave on the primary ide line (lite-on cdrom is master and zip drive is slave on the secondary ide line). either os boots fine provided i shut down properly and it is the only os/hd plugged in --- would prefer not having to go thru the tedium of dis/re-connecting to change os's. i hope to learn linux thoroughly but am still very much a newby (with brain injury) so it would be most helpful if a,b,c directions were offerred (prefer firefox for webwork but would prefer to retain windows 'til i have learned linux -- not successful yet downloading and installing rpm programs in suse but getting closer -- haven't yet succeeded even with tutorials but am committed to open source software for the long run). also, my computer -- leftside -- shares an officejet with -- rightside (usb for leftside, printer cable for rightside) as well as wireless isp ethernet connections, both hardwired to a lanskys router --- so planning to set up desktop sharing as well as adding a 3rd box with just win xp and limewire plus a 4th box for speech recognition software -- dns -- . tutorial for efficient dual booting? really want to make this work so please don't make the mistake of thinking i understand basic abc's of linux. thanks so much!!