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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.
 
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HI

There is no by problem with installing linux with windows on same hardrive. You said that you messed up MBR so I assume that it is because you tryied install lilo on first sector of your /dev/hda which was occupied with windows. SO when you come accross question where to instal lilo your answer is, to first sector of your new linux partition.
Also when you creatig linux partitions make sure that you create primary linux partition and move the boot flag from /dev/hda1 to your new /hda2,3or 4 linux partition where you are going to install lilo

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will be great to look on this link also:

http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue38/veselosky.html
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