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Old 01-13-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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Hi guys, hope that somebody can help me figure this out, would also like to ask an apology if my question seems to be stupid. i wanted to try fedora linux and install it on existing windows XP environment in my notebook (i am using a fujitsu notebook with 80G and 256mem and intel centrino processor)...i did some research on the net but i cant seem to find an answer...my question is that can i be able to install fedora linux on an existing windows env??? or do i need to partition my hdd first before i do the installation???I am planning to have a dual boot...thanks a lot in advance!!!
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:35 AM   #2
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You'll need to partition your drive for a dual boot.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:42 AM   #3
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thanks nylex for a quick reply, however i don't have any software to use for partitioning. this question may seems out of the range but i am asking it anyway, are there any FREE software that i use to partition???thanks a lot...i really appreciate it.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:54 AM   #4
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You definitely did bot do a good job on searching. There should be plenty of info available. But OK, if you don't know what to look for it might be tricky.

Read the first part of this article how to create the partition. I found it with google. Instead of a rescue CD, you should be able to use a live CD as well. I have used Knoppix for it.

Tip: first run a defrag (in Windows) on your HD

As partitioning of a harddrive always has a risk, make sure that you have backups of all important data and that you have your windows CD at hand (in case you have to reinstall or fix)
Don't believe that partitioning can be done without data loss. It indeed can, but if something goes wrong, you still have a problem.

PS Please change your title, 'help me' does not indicate what the problem is and people might just skip it.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 01-13-2006 at 02:57 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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Basically, all you need to do is create some empty space and the Linux installer will do the rest.
Resizing existing partitions with data on them is risky, but there are tools that will do it---eg Partition Magic under windows.

Consider one option: Create 4 partitions: Windows, 2 Linux (/ and swap), and DATA. The DATA partition would be formatted FAT32, making it easily useable by both OSs.

BACKUP before you do anything
 
Old 01-13-2006, 06:56 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom
PS Please change your title, 'help me' does not indicate what the problem is and people might just skip it.
You can't change the title, but it dhould be done right in the future.

Try these partitioning guides: http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix-...ing-guide.html http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/index.html
 
Old 01-13-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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If you want to run linux from within windows, you might try either Cooperative Linux or Damn Small Linux Embedded. Both were pretty easy to set up.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 08:20 AM   #8
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Changing the Title

He can change the title with "edit" then "go advanced".
 
Old 01-15-2006, 08:02 AM   #9
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Thanks a lot guys for the help. I really appreaciate it. Everything is noted including the topic title.
 
  


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