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Old 03-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Question Dual booting win xp 32 bit & fedora core 4 X86-64

Hello everybody,

I plan to dual boot my computer (running win xp 32 bit) with fedora core 4. I have an AMD Athlon64 3000+ and a 120 gb hdd with two partitions.

My question is can i install fedora x86-64 or any other 64 bit distro while my other os is 32 bit is it possible?

I know this might be a silly question but I am absolutely new linux so please help me out.

Thank You.

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Old 03-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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I dont see why it would'nt work. Fedora and or any other 64 bit distro would just see windows as a partion.
Old 03-20-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
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There is no such thing as a silly question. I have Windows XP, Fedora 4 32 and 64 bit and Debian 3.1 on the same machine.

But think before you start. Think about partitioning (number of partitions, size). That all depends on what you need (office applications, KDE or Gnome or both).

Also think about which system to install first. I started with Windows, because it overwrites your master boot record (MBR).

Next I installed Fedora 4 with the bootloader in the MBR. I have all the following ditributions install the bootloader on a floppy, then I pick the information from the GRUB configuration file and copy it into Fedora's GRUB config file.

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Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers


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