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I have one ssd drive and one 7200rpm drive. Yeah. It's reading them both. Code: Create swap volume /dev/sdb1 (2.01GB) Create root volume /dev/sdb2 (20.00 GB) with ext4 Create volume ...
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    I have one ssd drive and one 7200rpm drive.
    Yeah. It's reading them both.
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    Create swap volume /dev/sdb1 (2.01GB)
    Create root volume /dev/sdb2 (20.00 GB) with ext4
    Create volume /dev/sdb3 (210.88 GB) for /home with ext4
    /dev/sda1 as windows/C
    /dev/sda2 as windows/D
    /dev/sda3 as windows/E
    /dev/sda4 as windows/F
    You'll be fine with the default layout that it's offering you.
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    Let's say I try to do the partition myself. Is it hard to get the set up I wrote about in the post prior to this..?

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    Most mainstream distros have a really easy to use graphical installation program. I've not used Suse in quite some time, so I can't give precise direction on the details.
    It will pretty much ask you what you how you want your disks set up.
    So you should have no issues with the layout that you were asking about.
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    Hmm, I've never done a double boot before and I'm starting to feel unease as of now. Maybe I should get someone else to do it for me..?

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    Up to you, really.
    FWIW, Linux installers have no problems with setting up a dual boot, so it's really not any extra work.

    Worst case scenario... if something goes wrong, you can still use your recovery DVD for Windows.
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    If you haven't read any step-by-step tutorials, I would suggest you do that. The link below takes you to a site with instructions that are about as detailed as you will find anywhere. It is for Opensuse 11.2 so you might keep an eye out for any changes. I doubt there will be any of significance. If you don't feel comfortable after reading it, then don't do it.

    openSUSE installation guide

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    Good find, yancek.
    That's the one I was trying to find.
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    That's the one I was trying to find.
    Thanks. I can't imagine it being any simpler or more detailed.

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    yancek - Thanks, but it really don't say anything about setting up custom partitions in a double boot system does it..? Or did I just miss it? I have a friend that's more experienced than me when it comes to double boot, Linux/Win. I'll ask him before I dig in deeper.

    Cheers!

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    The info given under the Partitioning section is really all you need to go on.
    The reason that it's not giving more details about custom partitioning is because there are a great many ways to do so.
    Honestly, if this is your first dual-boot, a good idea would be to just go with the default configuration.
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