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Old 03-23-2009, 03:46 AM   #1
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fedora installation help


i want to install fedora 8 on my pc having window xp already installed on it on c drive. i know ican install it on other drive but i dont know how to install it especially when it comes to partitioning . i want to keep window in drive c and install fedora on other drive plz guide me installing fedora step by step
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:16 AM   #2
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No one here will give you step-by-step directions. When you boot from the cd and install Fedora there will be a partitioning screen. It will show your WinXP partition and will install Fedora on the space not used by WinXP. You can change the partition size to make the size allocated for WinXP larger if you feel you still need more space that what Fedora allocates.
 
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #4
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If you want to have Linux on a separate drivew, then all you need to do is to AVOID automatic filesystem setup, go into the partitioning dialog, make sure to UNCHECK the drive with Windows (so that it's not used for Linux) and assigning the other drive to Linux. The Fedora installation tools provides enough hints and infos during installation to work out the remaining details.

Make sure to install the Linux booter on the same drive where Linux is. Overwriting the MBR record on your c drive could make Windows unbootable (can be repaired, but it's tricky). You HAVE TO get you hands on some tutorials for dual-booting system setup for tips on how to boot into Linux without modifying your BIOS each time.

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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Thumbs up HI

Hi use this
www.hentzenwerke.com/wp/dualboot_fc6xp.pdf

i think installation is very similar to all versions of fedora.
This is clearly described with diagrams.
All the best.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 01:25 AM   #6
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first off DO NOT INSTALL fedora 8
That version hit it's End Of Life on jan 7 and IS NO LONGER supported
Please install fedora 10 .
if you have two hard drives then the best way is to install fedora 10 on the second drive .
see the fedora 10 install doc
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/
and
http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://fedorasolved.org/Members/rask...-vista-already
http://fedorasolved.org/installation...ions/dd-db-fix
also google " dual boot Linux and xp "
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...itions-691524/
http://fedorasolved.org/installation...how-much-space

you will want to tell the installer to wipe that second drive and to install it there
the default settings will install grub over the MS bootloader and will auto set up a dual boot ( but windows will be listed as " other" )
you might want to read through the first few posts on this thread
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=167302
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #7
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If you want to have Linux on a separate drivew, then all you need to do is to AVOID automatic filesystem setup, go into the partitioning dialog, make sure to UNCHECK the drive with Windows (so that it's not used for Linux) and assigning the other drive to Linux. The Fedora installation tools provides enough hints and infos during installation to work out the remaining details.

Make sure to install the Linux booter on the same drive where Linux is. Overwriting the MBR record on your c drive could make Windows unbootable (can be repaired, but it's tricky). You HAVE TO get you hands on some tutorials for dual-booting system setup for tips on how to boot into Linux without modifying your BIOS each time.

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really a heart full thanks to u for providing information thanks once again
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:44 AM   #8
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Hi use this
www.hentzenwerke.com/wp/dualboot_fc6xp.pdf

i think installation is very similar to all versions of fedora.
This is clearly described with diagrams.
All the best.
thank u for helping me
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:45 AM   #9
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i want to install fedora 8 on my pc having window xp already installed on it on c drive. i know ican install it on other drive but i dont know how to install it especially when it comes to partitioning . i want to keep window in drive c and install fedora on other drive plz guide me installing fedora step by step
thanks for helping me out
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:46 AM   #10
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if you really want to thank them..click on the blue thumbs up button of the reply
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:47 AM   #11
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thank u t all for helping me . hope all of u wold be there next time i encounter a problem
 
Old 09-13-2009, 11:03 AM   #12
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thank u all for help but need help on media player it is asking for additional installations plz guide me on this?
 
Old 09-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #13
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thank u all for help but need help on media player it is asking for additional installations plz guide me on this?
Be specific. Normally one uses a package manager (like yum or apt-get) to install additional packages needed by particular software. It's very simple and efficient.

If you will tell us which program asked for which packages, we can guide you.
 
  


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