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    install win7 after installing suse desktop enterprise 11


    I have suse desktop enterprise 11.Can I install win7 without deleting suse?

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    Yes, you can but it's easier to always install Windows first, then Linux. Keep in mind that Windows will overwrite your bootloader, so you'll need to restore GRUB to the MBR and configure it to be able to dual-boot between Linux and Windows, or you can reconfigure the Windows bootloader to dual-boot.
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    Hello Dear Ozar.
    Thank you.Your reply was very good.
    Please tell me : how to I restore GRUB to the MBR and configure it? and I have a problem , My notebook have original linux suse enterprise . I don't want to delete it and my notebook have one partition . In addition Win7 can not recognize Linux partition because of kind of linx partition . Please help me What I do ?

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    Windows systems don't have the capability to recognize Linux partitions without third party software. You don't give enough information to make suggestions. Are you able to boot Suse Linux? Is it still the only operating system?

    If you can boot Suse, log in as root user and run this command:

    fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command)

    That will give your partition information which you can post here to enable someone to give you more specific information.

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    Hello dear yancek.
    Yes I able to boot suse linux . It is only OS on it.
    when I type this command (fdisk -l) , terminal reply to me : command not found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookman View Post
    Please tell me : how to I restore GRUB to the MBR and configure it?
    You can check this HowTo for instructions on restoring GRUB:

    SDB:Repair MBR after Windows install - openSUSE
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    From my last post:

    If you can boot Suse, log in as root user and run this command:
    You got the unknown command because you ran it as a regular user.

    In an earlier post, you indicate that win7 doesn't recognize your Linux partition. Did you put your windows CD in the drive to begin the install to get that information?

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    Install Ubuntu after install Suse

    Hello
    I dont test this way.But test another method.
    I put Ubuntu CD on my CD drive and start to install Ubuntu.The Ubuntu gave me two selection:
    1-Erease and use the entire disk
    2-Spesify partitions manually
    But I didn't continue.
    If I could install Ubuntu,I didn't need to install Win7.
    I study at a book that another selection must be exist:
    side-by-side install
    But was not exist this selection.
    Please help me...
    Last edited by bookman; 08-25-2011 at 05:42 AM. Reason: add an item

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    Have you downloaded the most recent version of Ubuntu, 11.04? The Ubuntu developers changed the Allocate Drive Space options so you need to check which version of Ubuntu your book is referring to. I am posting a link which explains how to install Ubuntu 11.04. It shows four options on the Allocate Drive Space but also indicates that if you don't have an earlier version of Ubuntu you will only have two options.

    I would suggest you read this tutorial through several times to familiarize yourself with it. I would also suggest that you take the specify partitions manually option as it gives you more control. Also, if you get to a point where you don't understand what will be done, you are always better off stopping and doing some research or posting a question than continuing and hoping things will work. Usually, they won't.

    how to install Ubuntu 11.04 : From USB or CD

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    hello
    thanks a lot...
    I download Ubuntu 11.04 and begin to install it . In step #4 that have shown in link,I didn't see free space in allocate drive space table.
    only I see :



    Device..........|...Type...|...Mount point...|.....Size.....|...used
    __________________________________________________ ____________
    /dev/sda
    ../dev/sda1......ext3........................... 21484MB.....11096 MB
    ../dev/sda2......swap.......................... 8066MB........0 MB
    ../dev/sda3....................................... 3117MB........unknown
    ../dev/sda4.......................................467442M B......unknown

    What am I do?
    Last edited by bookman; 08-25-2011 at 02:50 PM.

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