I bought Diablo 3 (Windows and Mac game) and I want to play it on my notebook, but I only have OpenSUSE installed on it and I can't dual boot, because I can't backup the files and have the maximum amount of partitions.
So the only way to dual boot was to make an extended partition and install XP on part of it, but I think it's quite hardcore change to the partitions, so there's the possibility of a loss of my installed system and/or data. (Am I right?)
I also tried Wine to install Diablo, but despite that they say it's installable on OpenSUSE with Wine, it isn't. It starts an endless loop during install.
I also tried to install it through VirtualMachine and copy the folder to OpenSUSE and run it with Wine from here, but it doesn't eith work with many kinds of errors I can't fix.
I also tried playing D3 through playonlinux, but I get some errors with old python 2.6. (I have already newer python, but maybe there's some broken compatibility. I don't know.)
So I thought that I could just install Windows XP on my flash disc and will play it from there. I used another flash disc for install, I formatted it with
gparted to fat32 and used
unetbootin to make a bootable install USB of Windows XP from it.
Then I restarted my PC and chose to boot from it. Then I see some menu and countdown from 10 seconds and the seconds are going to 0, then the timer restarts.
There is also an opinion "default" in the menu and when I choose it, the timer also restarts.
So how can I fix it? And can I install the winXP from this flashdisc on another flashdisc, if I fix it?
Can I boot XP from that disc or there is a different way to make a bootable live winXP USB device?
And when I change partition with enough free space from non-extended to extended in
gparted, how likely is it that I lose any data from that partition?
And if I won't solve any of these problems, can I go to shop, buy an external HDD and somehow install Windows XP on it and use it like a normal HDD to play Diablo 3 from it?
Making the Diablo playable on this notebook is so painfull to me...