dual boot suse+xp; reinstall drivers?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:55 AM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:12 PM
Also, in my opinion it is best to have multiiple partitions. It is nice to have a separate boot partition (/boot, 100Mb), around 4-6Gb for the root (/) partition, 512MB-1Gb for swap, depending on what you do it could be larger, then the rest split up for user data. For a dual boot system I like to have a FAT32 partition so that you can transfer files there from Linux (there are packages which allow for Linux to write NTFS partitions, but I am not sure of how stable it is and I would not want to write to a system partiition).
Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:58 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:00 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:11 PM
Most CD drives should work without a problem.
Sometimes you need to find the Linux drivers for devices, especially if you have something not very common.
If you can reduce the size of your current partition, then you can split the freed space any way you want (within limits, of course). You could also add a second disk, if there is space in the machine. A lot depends on how much space you have in use, but make sure you make a backup before you try to change the size of the partition, then defrag it, then resize.
You don't want to change the type of your XP filesystem from NTFS.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:41 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:06 PM
Your printer should not be a problem as most versions of Linux have drivers for common printers.
How does the ADSL modem connect? If it is through a USB connection, you might have a problem. If it connects through an ethernet port, you should have no problem. Many modems that have an ethernet connection also have a means of configuring the modem through a web page internal to the modem.
The filesystem type is 82, but you should not have to deal with that.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:30 PM
a question about losing files when using partitionmagic: how often is it? i have norton goback (aka roxio revert); COULD this help me if i lost some files (possibly including system files)? my only really data-loss issue is if i lose xp files; i left all my MicroSoft cds in America when we moved here, they're probably on staten island (dump lol).
Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:58 PM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:07 PM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:24 PM
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