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ok, i tried this, my partitions are like this disk 0 part 1 50GB wondows C part 2 6GB ntfs important files part 3 7.8GB Security software disk 1 part ...
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    mutli boot linux and windows


    ok, i tried this, my partitions are like this

    disk 0
    part 1 50GB wondows C
    part 2 6GB ntfs important files
    part 3 7.8GB Security software
    disk 1
    part 1 450GB data ntfs

    on disk 0 i have 80GB of free space,
    so what kind of partitions do i need

    also, when i have to select a boot loader i choose none, becuase i like the windows one,

    here is the boot ini if i need to mess with it at all

    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windo ws XP Home" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT /usepmtimer
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Windo ws XP Workstation" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Recovery Console" /CMDCONS

    i am installing open Suse

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    so what kind of partitions do i need
    A root partition and a swap partition, either or both of which may be primary or logical partitions. You may have separate partitions for /boot, /home/ etc.. if you wish but if this is your first Linux install, keep it simple.

    I guess that's the only question. Grub bootloader is better than windows but, if you want to use windows bootloader you just need to create a file for Linux and an entry in boot.ini.

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    I advise you to let go of the windows bootloader...t'll only complicate things!
    Just use linux's GRUB. It's simpler and more managable.

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