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Re: [SLE] Direction needed
  • From: James Wright <jwright01@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 11:43:19 -0400
  • Message-id: <44353717.1000800@xxxxxxx>
Alfredo Cole wrote:
El Jueves, 6 de Abril de 2006 07:44, Dennis J. Tuchler escribió:
A friend of mine has a computer loaded with M$ Windows. She would like
to try Linux but does not know how much room to make on the disk by
partitioning (and whether SuSE will do the job for her or whether she
should use Partition Magic).

I have installed SUSE 9.0 and SUSE 10.0 in VMWare using 4 GB virtual disks. I do development using C++ and not much more with each one. Depending on what she wants to do with it and wether she may decide to do most her work under Linux, 10 Gb might be a suitable size. YMMV.

I have a dual boot system, XP and Suse 9.3. My hard drive is a mere 20g, so I split it 50/50, 10g for XP and 10g for Suse. I have both KDE and GNOME installed. I still have 2g free to install whatever I like. I used Partition Magic, then booted with the install CD. The installation detected the empty partition, installed there fine with a swap partition. Works like a dream.

- James W.

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