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Old 09-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
LaViudaDeBlanco
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Talking Fedora 15


Hoping someone can help...

I'm trying to install Linux/Fedora 15, but am stuck at the which type of installation. I'm choosing shrink Current System, it states that it will shrink sda1..it also states: Shrink partition to size (in MB).

How do i determine how much to shrink. I currently have about 600 gigs available, so how do i choose? Also will the shrinking be for Linux or for Windows.

Thanks to anyone that can help...

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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i only use fedora-live so without a screenshot i am not sure. but i assume it will take your windows partition and make it smaller so that it can automatically create a linux partition on the disk.

i would back up important data in case my guess is wrong.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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i only use fedora-live so without a screenshot i am not sure. but i assume it will take your windows partition and make it smaller so that it can automatically create a linux partition on the disk.

i would back up important data in case my guess is wrong.

I'm installing it on my laptop... it's actually asking me which partition I would like to shrink to make for my installation. And it's asking me to pick a MB size to shrink down... how much would be enough to run this...

thanks,
m
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
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i only use fedora-live so without a screenshot i am not sure. but i assume it will take your windows partition and make it smaller so that it can automatically create a linux partition on the disk.

i would back up important data in case my guess is wrong.

One more thing...I would prefer to run it live..but then I don't know how to save my information to a flashdrive.. do you save to a flash when you're in Linux...

I'm taking this Linux Class...and i originally was using it live...but then when i did my work..it wouldn't save..
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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Well the only real answer is
...
" Did you read and study the install instructions" ?
well did you ?
the fedora 15 docs
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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One more thing...I would prefer to run it live..but then I don't know how to save my information to a flashdrive.. do you save to a flash when you're in Linux...

I'm taking this Linux Class...and i originally was using it live...but then when i did my work..it wouldn't save..
the fedora live-usb installer asks how much space to dedicate to 'persistent overlay' (it on occasion flakes out on me so i need to create another live-usb image... i never trust it with information thats not backed up -- also usb disks are easy to lose).
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:36 PM   #7
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I'm installing it on my laptop... it's actually asking me which partition I would like to shrink to make for my installation. And it's asking me to pick a MB size to shrink down... how much would be enough to run this...

thanks,
m
a few gigs are prolly enough to run fedora (i have fc-14 live running on a 4 gb usb drive). not really sure about the fedora installer but it is probably asking which partition to install to. if you have a recent model laptop (or a netbook) and it came bundled with windows then chances are it has a small restore partition (instead of them giving you a cd). i would use the larger partition.

edit: i am assuming it is reporting to you the mb size so that you can decide which partition is which ?

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