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ahsanghalib 03-23-2013 03:05 AM

Fedora 18 & Widows 7 Dual Boot Installation Issues...
Hi, I am trying to install fedora 18 with windows 7 in a dual boot mode. I have free space of 75gb on my hdd but it generates the errors when i try to install on that free space. Pics attached for reference. Please guide.

John VV 03-25-2013 03:06 PM

you might want to read the fedora 18 install guide

dual booting with windows is talked about

if you need a video
a youtub

Ztcoracat 04-15-2013 05:57 PM


Before I could install Fedora I had to shrink my Win's 7 partition first.
I shrunk the Windows partition to about 1/2 it's size.

When it came time to partitions and write to disk:
I manually created the necessary partitions for the Fedora install and the installation was successful.

You could use a LIVE version of G-parted to manipulate all of the partitions that you currently have but that's up to you. I prefer to use what the Fedora installer and partition manager offers.

Ztcoracat 04-15-2013 06:06 PM

Just an example of my partitions to help you see what I mean


dev/sda *1 Windows 7 NTFS ..Size
dev/sda Windows 7 Recovery NTFS...Size
dev/sda 3 Fedora / ext3 journaling file system 20MB
dev/sda 4 Fedora swap ...4GB (overkill of course)
dev/sda 5 Fedora HOME ...4GB  "  "
dev/sda 6 Boot        ...4GB

ZTcoracat:~$ 4GB was overkill; 1 or 2 GB I think would of been sufficient but I wanted to use up all of the free space I had-

Hope this helps

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