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Can I install it into a hard drive, I'm a folder and I have the CD from the ISO image so if I put it on a hard drive will it boot as a OS?
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post #2 of 17
Yes.
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Boot from the CD, it will guide you through installing it so that it will boot, and installing a boot loader so you can choose it or windows.
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post #4 of 17
Yup. Itll install Suse to a SEPERATE partition. Not a folder inside windows... You cant exactly just put it on the hard drive... You need a bootloader (To select between Nix and Windows)

Read up on this stuff first.. I feel like an old fodder now.. But research first. Linuxquestions, Just Linux, Distrowatch, Google in general.

Take the advice of a 16 year old old fart, and google, read forums, and scour. THEN ask questions. Its worth it.
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So if I understand correctly I need to download suse also right? and then use SUSE first then Linux from what I gather from all the google searches

And what Architecture do I need??
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SuSE is an operating system that uses the Linux Kernel. It's just like installing Windows, you only install one thing, which is SuSE, or Ubuntu, etc. You should use the 32-bit version for your P4.
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its going in a quad
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post #8 of 17
Oh, then use the 64-bit version!

You said you had the CD already? Is it a CD or DVD, and what version of SuSE is it?
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i have it on a dvd its from setting up smp
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post #10 of 17
Well, then you are stuck with whatever version you have. Have you installed it yet?
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