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PostSubject: Trying dual boot for the first time   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 pm

Ok,I am using XP and 12.1 as an exercise first. I have already formatted a 500gb into a 156.25gb pri. (C) 156.25gb ext. (F) with two 76.5gb logs. (G),(H).

Both "C" and "G" are NTFS with XP so I have "F"(156gb) and "H"(76gb) free.

My question is can 12.1 be installed on "H" (76gb) or does it or (at least part of it) have to go on "C" with XP?

I"m confused with the partition option as it looks as if it only wants to re size and shrink "C" /dev/sda1 even though I selected /dev/sda7 (H).

They are listed as>
/dev/sda1 156.25gb hpfs/ntfs
/dev/sda2 309.50gb ext.
/dev/sda5 156.25gb fat 16
/dev/sda6 76.6gb hpfs/ntfs
/dev/sda7 76.6gb fat 16

This is after I rescanned the suggested partition screen as I wasn't sure of the partitions.

I don't fully understand the process and even though I have read books on this, it was mostly installs with no separate partitions.
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PostSubject: Re: Trying dual boot for the first time   Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:45 pm

No 12.1 will not need to be on C. The only part that would come even close is installing GRUB to the boot partition. The automatic partitioner is not of much use, if you already have partitions the way you want them. You should see an option to set your own partitions. Inside it you should see your existing partitions and you can assign them mount points, file system types, and whether or not to format them.

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PostSubject: Re: Trying dual boot for the first time   Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:13 am

Except for a few minor glitches all went well. Very well.

My next question is can the default boot order be edited placing Window$ (or anther Linux distro.) first?
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PostSubject: Re: Trying dual boot for the first time   Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:41 pm

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My next question is can the default boot order be edited placing Window$ (or anther Linux distro.) first?

No need to reply, I did it through YaST. (easier than I thought duh!)
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PostSubject: Re: Trying dual boot for the first time   Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33 pm

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My next question is can the default boot order be edited placing Window$ (or anther Linux distro.) first?

No need to reply, I did it through YaST. (easier than I thought duh!)

Glad you found it.

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