dual-boot xp pro/suse 9.1 help
Posted on 2004-09-14
ok. i am brand new to linux. fresh off the boat. i downloaded suse 9.1 burnt to cd and tried to install while inside window xp pro (bad idea), had to reinstall windows. messed up mbr i think. i am currently running server 2003 and xp pro on first and second partitions of my 1st harddrive. the rest of the space on the drive is empty. i know i have to use a different file system for linux like ext3 or (forgot what other one was called). i really need a step by step explaination of how to install, what install options i should use, etc. I am not installing it for any specific reason, just to learn linux. I think i used lilo as the boot loader(probably the source of my problems). also i am set on using suse, not another version. thanks for the help in advance.
also, i have 2 hard drives -- could use other for linux if need be. I also have an asus motherboard -- heard there were problems with windows/linux install. I read another discussion about dual suse 9.1/windows install and i sort of followed it but i would like a solution the will work the first time without have to repair windows.