So since I don't see my mouse issue becoming resolved (see signature) I decided I want to try another linux distro. I figured I'd try openSUSE, since the liveCD didn't show the mouse problem I'm having.

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 x64, and have two partitons, one for / and one for /home. How complicated is it to have a third for openSUSE and for openSUSE to share the same /home I already have?

Also while I'm currently running GNOME, I may try the KDE version of openSUSE, does that add any more complexity to what I want to accomplish?