hi, can u help me installing suse
im a total newbie to linux and want to start using linux. one of my friends suggested suse and im gonna get suse 10.1 x86_64 for myself. i would appreciate if someone could give me a detailed description of how to go about installing and using it.
i dont know any linux commands or how to use it at all, but i know to use winxp comfortably.
first of all here is my sys config
Proc : AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice E6
Mobo : Asus A8N-VM CSM with NVidia Geforce6150 + NForce430. (i know that this board has some issues with linux, but i flashed the BIOS to the latest one, 1001, so i guess that solves the problem)
RAM : 896Mb Physical + 128Mb shared video ram
HDD : 1. 160GB seagate sata
2. 40GB samsung IDE
Optical : 1. sony dru 810A dual DVD RW
2. samsung 248x CD RW
Printer : 1. HP deskjet 610C
2. Samsung MFP SCX4100
i need to use winxp 32 bit so i guess i'll have to dual boot the system. i wish to use the following partitioning config with a fresh format.
HDD 1 (seagate 160 SATA)
Part1(32gb) : winxp32 ntfs
part2(25gb) : data ntfs
part3(25gb) : data ntfs
part4(50gb) : data ntfs
part5(+whatever needed)(20gb) : suse whats the best FS?
HDD 2 (samsung 40 IDE)
part1(40gb) : data FAT32
now im gonna put all my data on the 40gb ide drive and remove it during installation to keep my data safe. then the 160 can be clean fresh formatted.
which os should i install first? winxp i guess
if winxp, then i'll have to make 4 partitions that are ntfs, then should i make a 5th partition RAW before installing suse? or should i leave 20gb as unpartitioned?
i've heard linux needs 3 partitions so how do i go about with dividing that 20gb between these 3 parts?
ok once i understand all this partitioning stuff, how to go abt installing? and which FS to use for suse?
whats better Gnome or KDE?i dont mind learning a new UI so i'm not hung up with an xp look alike.
when install done how to load device drivers?
should i download the linux drivers for geforce and nforce and keep them ready on a CD for that?
what about printer drivers?
what abt network and sound drivers?
i have heard that my board has some issues here. if i encounter them then how to go about solving these?
since i have never used linux b4 i'd really appreciate if ur answers are detailed and dont expect me to know how to go abt linux procedures.
thanks a lot.