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Old 12-25-2011, 04:23 AM   #1
barry1946
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Dual Boot Fedora & windows 7 Problem


Hi,
I am going to Dual Boot Fedora & windows 7 on a HP G42 laptop . the windows is installed and I have a 20 GB partition unallocated for fedora but Fedora only recognize the whole Hard drive and it seems that it is going to partition it not using the unallocated partition !
how can I solve this issue?
 
Old 12-25-2011, 05:06 AM   #2
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Do you have a MBR formated disk ?
Can you post an image of the partitions as seen by Windows Disk Management ?
 
Old 12-25-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Hello barry,

You might have chose wrong option and forwarded for installation. Otherwise there is an option of create custom layout while choosing the type of installation. Just choose create custom layout from type of installation and then you will get the screen to choose on which partition you want to install your OS.

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Old 12-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
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barry1946
you might want to read the install docs
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html
and a bit of research
the OEM puts a Hidden " Microsoft recovery" partition on the beginning of the drive ( MS policy change on install dvd's )
this messes up ALL Linux and Mac installs .
 
Old 12-25-2011, 09:22 PM   #5
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use "create custom layout" option to install your fedora os.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 01:28 AM   #6
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yes Guys that's ok now
Thanks a lot
 
  


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