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Thread: New computer - advice wanted
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You can only have a max of 4 primary partitions on a drive. One may be an extended partition where you can create additional logic partitions. Your first drive has 4 already so if you want all or part of Linux on that drive you must get rid of one. For some reason some new machines are coming preinstalled with 4 primaries. I suspect it is MS's little way of making it more difficult to install other OS's.
If you go to expert mode in the installer you can set partitions however you like. But you need to know what you are doing and understand about partitions.
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- Tucson AZ
I didn't read through the whole tutorial but, you're right. It doesn't discuss dual/multi booting. In the case you set out, you want to install Opensuse to the second drive (sdb) so all you would have to do is review the options in each step to assure that everything was in reference to sdb and the bootloader is also installen on sdb.
From the info you posted, it looks like that was what was going to happen. If you're not sure, don't do it.