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I currently have a windows xp running on partioned HD, There are three partitions, 40gb,40gb, amd 100. On C drive i have Win Xp Pro Running, and on drive D i would like to run fedora core 6. WHen i am installing Fedora core, i understand that you need to format the Drive to ext3, but which one do i format; here is the listing i get.
ALSO, is there something i should check if i am going to make this a dual boot? or should i just continue with preset settings. I am a bit new to Linux. I have used Suse before, but i was running that in a emulation software. Thanks guys!!!!
Distribution: Caldera, CTOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Mandrake, Minix, OpenBSD, Slackware, SuSE
What do you mean by "drive D"? Is that another physical drive or a partition you created in Windows that shows up as Local Disk D? If it's another physical drive and SCSI, then the device would be /dev/sdb. /dev/sda is the first physical drive. The numbers indicate partition number on that drive. If you only have one physical drive, Windows is on the first partition, then the next open partition you can install Linux.
When you install Fedora, it should detect the Windows partition and ask you if you want to add it to the GRUB boot menu.
NOTE: Unless you really know what your doing, I would highly suggest you make a backup of your Windows important stuff before you install/dual boot. If you have a second physical drive, then that is the best place to install Linux when dual booting.
THANKS FOR THE QUICK REPLY GUYS@!!!!
The drive is only one hd, but partitioned into 3 parts. Grub boot menu? will it be preset, or is that something i will have to check? THanks again guys! you have been really informative.