LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
tw1tch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Distribution: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Fedora 17
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Fedora install question


Im currently downloading the .iso for fedora but i have a question for the install from the live cd, is there something similar to wubi for fedora or a way to install fedora inside windows(besides vmware)so that i dont have to fix the boot image whenever i want to uninstall it?
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 16,817

Rep: Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408
wubi
as in installing on a RUNNING windows os
and running the OS as a windows program

no

install MinGW on windows

just repartition windows
about 50% 50% windows / fedora

install fedora and install fedora's bootloader to the FIRST linux partition ( and NOT to the MBR ) and bootstrap windows bootloadr in grub

this is all covered in the fedora install documentation
very extensively
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...llation_Guide/

Last edited by John VV; 09-18-2012 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,130
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825
Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
wubi
as in installing on a RUNNING windows os
and running the OS as a windows program
This seems to be a misconception. While Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu on a running Windows system it does not allow you to run Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously. It is just a convenience thing (no partitioning, no fiddling with bootloaders, convenient uninstall routine).
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
tw1tch
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Distribution: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10, Fedora 17
Posts: 27

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
This seems to be a misconception. While Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu on a running Windows system it does not allow you to run Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously. It is just a convenience thing (no partitioning, no fiddling with bootloaders, convenient uninstall routine).
sorry i thought that was aimed at me

Last edited by tw1tch; 09-18-2012 at 06:34 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Fedora 16 install Question lmanwarren Fedora 1 04-29-2012 08:55 AM
Fedora Core 2 install question Spryght Linux - Newbie 2 04-02-2010 01:55 AM
post install RAID creation question on Fedora 7 drick Fedora 3 10-01-2007 01:20 PM
Fedora New Install Question rynox Fedora - Installation 16 01-19-2004 09:27 PM
Question about Upgrading from existing Linux install option in Fedora krestofre Fedora 2 11-12-2003 02:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration