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Dual boot w/7 ?

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I want to dual boot Win7 with Suse 11.4 . How can i archive it ? I hear linux will replace boot loader with grub.

And Is my sig rig compatible with Linux ? (I know Nvidia is , but what is with SLI ?)

And what about chipset drivers ?

I used live cds since i have windows for recovery, but never actually installed it , and now i want to make it a DUO .
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make sure you have the disc space if you dont and wish to resize an existing ntfs partition, DO IT FROM WITHIN WINDOWS FIRST

also, its easiest just to do a single mount point of / for noobs, that way you dont have to fuss with the sizes of different mount points and things... install it to a new ext4 partition created and use the mount point / then make sure you have a small linux swap partition, and yeah grub will overwrite the windows boot loader in the mbr but its better to most people anyway you can go back in and configure grub to boot windows by default latre if youd like
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I'd imagine they've made their installer fairly user-friendly by now. I suggest you try looking at the partitioning tool that comes in it.
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I'd imagine they've made their installer fairly user-friendly by now. I suggest you try looking at the partitioning tool that comes in it.
even so you shouldnt resize an ntfs partition at all outside of windows
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