Installing Linux

Hi I need some help installing linux. I tryed it 2 months ago but when i partitioned the disk i accidentally screwd up my whole system. I had to bring it to a technician who reinstalled windows. I asked him to partitionthe diskk for linux. So now when i go into my computer, beside the C drive icon there is one syaing new volume E. where do i go from here?
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JunglistedCommented:
First choose the Linux Distributive.
For  example Ubuntu!

Download , burn , install, when you will get to Partition Disk part , choose Custom Layout
Then Create new partitions for Linux , one "/" and one "swap".

Don't forget  also enable GRUB !
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JunglistedCommented:
Ohhh , instead new volume E you should create New Linux Partition.
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Luqman ShantalPrincipalCommented:
When you reboot with you Linux distro CD installed you'll find that the E: partition will have another Linux name, most probably: /dev/sda2

You'll identify it by it's size.

Now you can delete it and create the following suggested partitioning scheme:

/boot    100 Migs

swap  = your physical memoryif it's not larger than 1 Gigs, otherwise keep ot at 1 Gigs.

/       Minimum = 10 Gigs Max = 50 Gigs .

/local_disk         The rest of your storage.

Don't forget to install the Boot loader in the master boot record. Grub will identify Windows.
There is an option for this in the installer, given that you've chosen to customize your partitioning using partition druid for example.
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pablo25Author Commented:
hi I ahve linux installed now, but my nest problem is getting the internet up and connected to suse.#

here are some of my details,

I have my IP, Subnet mask, default gateway, preferred DNs server, alternate dns server.  notations.
My connection works fine in windows but how do i get it up and running in linux, nad will getting it going in linux compromise it working in windows?

I have a broadband connection - a reciever on my roof with a radio like piece in between my reciever and computer.
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coandaCommented:
As root:
$ ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.0.1

just to see if that will get you a connection. Afterwards you'd need to put the correct settings in the network configuration files (/etc/resolv.conf and /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-*).

Obviously replace the ip, netmask, and gateway with what you want to use. if you have a lot of problems getting your network config going consider using a friendlier distro than SuSE. Some nice ones are Ubuntu, openSuSE, and Fedora all of these do pretty well at recognizing hardware. With one of my SuSE installs I had to go as far as recompiling the kernel with support for my NIC because the kernel that 10.0 was shipped with had the forcedeth module loaded and it didn't work with my card.
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