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To start easy, I installed suse 9.2 deleting my 20 GB NTFS partition on a 20 GB drive with windows xp installed. This worked ok. I read in the forums ...
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    Dual boot with Suse 9.2 and Windows xp


    To start easy, I installed suse 9.2 deleting my 20 GB NTFS partition on a 20 GB drive with windows xp installed. This worked ok.

    I read in the forums that it's much easier installing windows before installing Linux.

    Therefore I deleted all the linux partitions, after which I installed windows xp, letting windows setup create a fat32 partition.

    After installing windows, I started suse setup. I let it make my windows partition smaller. During this operation, it told me about an internal error, but it told me my windows configuration was still intact.

    I decided to make my windows partition smaller manually. So I created a 10 GB Unallocated partition.

    When I start linux setup now, it freezes during:
    starting yast...
    > int.14: soft raid

    I tried converting the Unallocated partition to FAT32 before running setup but this generates the same problem.

    What do I have to do to get it work?

    For your information: I'm a linux newbie...

    Thank you for help.

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    What kind of hard disk do you use? ATA, IDE, SATA? do you use raid?

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    I use IDE

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    I don't use raid.

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    Try removing any usb devices you may have, mouse/keyboard should be ok though.
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    Thank you very much . It seems to work now. If I encounter problems during the rest of the installation I'll ask.

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