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Re: [SLE] newbie backup/reinstall/dual boot advice [SOLVED]
  • From: Daniel Sheppeard <daniel.sheppeard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 01:02:27 -0600
  • Message-id: <6603b02005030523024a785a95@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks to all for your help. I've gotten my machine up and running
with the dual boot and the new drive.

Alas, the version of Windoze I finally installed (2K instead of XP)
doesn't seem to run most of the games my wife wanted, but that's
hardly the point here, is it?


On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 10:03:18 -0600, Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 21:54:20 -0600, Daniel Sheppeard
> <daniel.sheppeard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Please enlighten a fragile newbie.
> >
> > Here's what I have:
> > Suse 9.1 Personal, 2 hard drives, one 30GB (currently the primary) and
> > one 6GB (secondary with pretty much nothing on it).
> >
> > Here what I want to to:
> > Swap out the 6GB with a newly acquired 120GB drive.
> > Install Windows XP ( I swear its only so that my wife can play games!)
> > Without losing current data or having to reinstall all my software.
> >
> > Here's my current plan:
> > Perform system backup using YaST's System Backup, burn this to DVD. (done)
> > Swap out the 6GB with the 120GB.
> > Install Windows XP :P
> > Reinstall Suse Linux with dual-boot enabled.
> > Use YaST's 'Restore system' to get Linux back to where it was?
> >
> > Questions:
> > Will this do what I described above?
> > Is this the right/best way? Or is there a better/easier way?
> > Will I have to re-install all my programs, or will this do the trick?
> > Am I a complete lunatic for trying this?
> >
> > Please be gentle. I'm a lowly newbie who desperately wants to learn
> > the In's and Out's of Linux but am working with very little time to do
> > so at present.
> >
> > T. Daniel
> >
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>
> Hi,
>
> what I would do:
>
> 1. Add the new drive (lets say it is slave on second IDE channel, i.e. hdd)
> 2. Using YaST/System/Partitioner create on it 3 partitions - 1x20GB -
> enough to hold WinXP installation; 1x xx, format it as FAT32, so you
> can use it (if needed) to swap files between XP and SuSE; and the
> remaining space you can divide as you wish, for use from SuSE.
> 3. Mount temporary this 3rd partition in SuSE and copy all from your
> old 6GB drive
> 4. Using YaST/System/Partitioner remove any mounting information you
> may have for the 6GB drive. Or you can edit /etc/fstab to remove the
> corresponding information.
> 5. Remove your 30GB and 6GB drives, and connect your new drive as
> master on IDE 0
> 6. Install XP on the first partition.
> 7. Connect your 30GB drive as master on IDE 0, and move the 120GB one
> as whatever you want hdb, hdc, hdd
> 8. Boot your SuSE.
> 9. Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the following section:
>
> ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
> title Windows
> map (hd0) (hd1)
> map (hd1) (hd0)
> rootnoverify (hd1,0)
> chainloader +1
> makeactive
>
> 10. Save the file and reboot. Now you have to have a a "Windows" entry
> in your boot menu.
>
> Cheers
> Sunny
>
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