I have a laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 7, so I shrunk the partition and dual booted with Linux (Fedora 17 beta). That worked well.
Now I'd like to replace Windows 7 with Fedora 16 (so that I have Fedora 17 beta and Fedora 16 dual booted), but I'm not sure how to do this, because I have to use the "Create Custom Layout" option in the Linux installation. When dual booting with Fedora 17 beta, I was able to use the "Use Free Space" option. Now there is no free space because Windows 7 and Fedora 17 beta use up all the free space. I also can't use "Use All Space", "Replace Existing Linux System", and "Shrink Current System" options because they're not what I want.
So in the "Create Custom Layout" option, I'm confused. Here's what the partition table looks like right now. How should I set it up so that I can install Linux on top of where Windows is currently installed?
LVM Volume Groups
--lv_swap 9920 swap
--lv_home 284576 ext4
--lv_root 51200 ext4
--sda1 101 vfat
--sda2 20000 ntfs
--sda3 349076 ntfs
--sda4 346223 Extended
----sda5 500 ext4
----sda6 345721 vg_myvg physical volume (LVM)
Should I touch sda1, Free, sda2 (which I think is some Windows or Dell partition, not sure if I should get rid of it in case I need to install Windows again someday), or sda3 (which is where Windows is actually installed I think).
Currently, sda6 is encrypted, and I'd also like to use encryption for where I'll be installing Fedora 16. I'm confused as to how to go about setting everything up. I've backed everything up, could someone please help me explain how to create a custom layout to get a dual booted system with 2 Linux installation? Thanks.