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Old 02-18-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
tejpatil
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Fedora install on Laptop with Vista


Hi,

I am trying to install Fedora Core6 on laptop which already has Windows Vista, but when I insert FC6 CD and boot, it asks to format the existing Vista on my laptop and install fc6. How can I keep Vista and install FC 6 on second partiton?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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Apparently you have no free unused partitioned drive space. You need to shrink the NTFS partition on the drive first? There are several ways to do that. You can use a tool called partition magic you can get at many software stores. There is a tool called ntfsresize that can booted from a bootable cd. It is free but I have never tried it. Search for that. Also this ISO may work for you using gtparted on it. http://freshmeat.net/projects/systemrescuecd/

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Old 04-05-2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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Partitioning by Ubuntu 6.10 cd

It a shame that fedora doesn't have a partitioning tool.
I use ubuntu 6.10 to create a free partition for install fedora core 6.
Ubuntu 6.10 cd has the tool called gparted.
Just boot ubuntu 6.10 cd and pretend to install.
It will pop up the partitioning program (gparted).
Use It to resize an ntfs partitions and create a linux partition.
Set the root / on the linux partition and do not set a swap partition.
When it's done the partition, it will ask if you are really not to set the swap partition.
Click on cancel and reboot. Then you can install Fedora core 6.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 10:00 AM   #4
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Ubuntu 6.10 cd CAN DO.

It a shame that fedora doesn't have a partitioning tool.
I use ubuntu 6.10 to create a free partition for install fedora core 6.
Ubuntu 6.10 cd has the tool called gparted.
Just boot ubuntu 6.10 cd and pretend to install.
It will pop up the partitioning program (gparted).
Use It to resize an ntfs partitions and create a linux partition.
Set the root / on the linux partition and do not set a swap partition.
When it's done the partition, it will ask if you are really not to set the swap partition.
Click on cancel and reboot. Then you can install Fedora core 6.
 
  


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