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Old 09-12-2012, 04:49 PM   #16
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There are three ways to burn an ISO, only one of them is correct:

1) Make a data DVD with just the ISO file sitting on it - wrong
2) Extract the ISO and burn all of the extracted files onto a DVD - wrong
3) Make a DVD from the ISO (most burning software has this option, I know Imgburn does and it works very well; the option is something like "Write image file to disk") - correct
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I did not know that, I learn something everyday
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well I got Fedora loaded did it on my primary windows hard drive so now there are two operating systems and I guess its grub loader

but when it set up the partitions it left no room for the windows and tons of room on the linux portion so now I have to start over

so can I say take my windows install disc and use it to redo the partitions and then say partition the hard drive with a third party software so there is a more equitable allotment of space ?

what do you think?

the Fedora did not seem to have any issues hanging like Mint or Ubuntu most have a better hardware detection system

it even got my wireless system up in a blink of an eye
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There should be a disk partition program in Linux. If not installed use a terminal and do a "yum search partition". You can also find help me files by typing "man yum" or "yum --help". A bit difficult to understand at first but gets easier the more you use it. I recommend you get familar with using the terminal, cause you can do everything in there, that you can do with the GUI.
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Windows 7 has a good partition program. If you want you can use gparted.
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Originally Posted by 2armz View Post
I did not know that, I learn something everyday
it is a very common mistake. iirc, some burning software even warns you about it.
there are some rare occasions when you don't want resulting disc to be bootable, and really want to save .iso just like any other file. hope he used rewritable discs.

think it would be better(easier) to install windows first, then linux, because windows usually overwrites grub.

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