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well, i decided to try installing a linux distro again. ive tried some before (ubuntu, mint, lubuntu)
so this time im trying openSUSE
ive tried it befor but it installed weird last time and just didnt work lol. also ive discoved that my previous issues why linux wasnt working was because i installed it on my SECOND HDD, not my main one so yeah...

anyway, im willing to give it another shot. im not an experienced linux user at all so bear with me.

anything i should know when im installing linux? im using this article to help me:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    
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First off, Welcome to the Linux world of computing =]

Seeing as you're trying linux for the first time [more or less], the biggest tips I can offer are these:

1) When installing the Linux distro, I suggest you make a separate /home partition. This will let you change from Ubuntu to another distro [like Kubuntu or Debian or whatever] without losing your personal files.

2) If the PC you're installing to already has Windows on it, and windows is in control of the entire hard drive, shrink your windows partition from within Windows, that way it doesn't freak out after you install Linux.

3) Don't be afraid to ask questions. Some of the people who come through the Linux / Unix section can be haters or elitists, but most of us are friendly and willing to help out if you just ask.
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