I have a laptop - Single harddisk and two partitions. It has Windows XP installed on it.
I'm planning to remove Windows XP and make it a dual boot machine with Windows 2000 & SUSE Linux 10.
Should I need to format the harddisk and install XP or it will be automatically taken care when I boot with Windows 2000 CD?
If I need to format the harddisk -Should I use the bootdisk prepared from Windows XP or should I use the once which was prepared from W2K?
I heard that Linux cannot write into NTFS partitions. What is the best way to install Linux -Should I format the entire harddisk as FAT32? -Or is it okay if I have 3 partitions, one for Windows 2000 (in NTFS), one for Linux and one more partition with FAT32, which can be shared by both Linux & Windows?
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posted 10 years ago
The best and simplest way to do it: 1. reformat your harddrive. 2. boot with your WinXP install CD. 3. install it. 4. After WinXP installed than start with installing Linux. 5. Boot with Linux DVD/CD 6. Resize your Windows partition 7. Make partitions (normally you need 2 (swap and root)) 8. Follow the instruction carefully 9. Linux installed 10. Finish!