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    Question dual booting help!

    i want a machine with bolth Suse OSS and windows xp on it so at first i thought that it would be fine to have vmware which worked great intill i thought about playing games on it the game would install and run fine but my framerate would be crap so i have decided to try dual booting but the problem is that all the howtos i have found say install windows first which is a huge problem because i just spent a month customizeing Suse oss to do just about everything the retail version can do and i dont remember how i did half of it so could anyone tell me how i could install the windows half after the linux part without looseing my linux data also if possable is there a way to share files between the to partitions thanks for your help

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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    well, you can do it like so:
    1. create an empty partition for windows or use a new drive. (if using a new drive, set it to be primary master).
    2. boot windows and install it to the required partition or drive.
    3. boot using SUSE install cd/dvd and reinstall grub to MBR of primary master drive to enjoy dual booting.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    do you know of any good partitioning programs besides qtparted because qtparted requires that would screw up like 60 of my programs?

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