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Old 04-20-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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How to make my system dual-boot when installing Fedora?


Hi.

Currently I have a windows on my HDD0/Partition 0.
The system partition is encrypted with TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org/) and the windows boot loader is currently replaced with truecrypt boot loader.

I want to install Fedora 9 or 10 on HDD0/Partition 1 without trashing windows and truecrypt, so I end up with a dual boot system, where both systems are encrypted.

I have downloaded the distribution DVD with Fedora, burned the image into a disk. Now I am aware of trashing my windows partition.

Any help appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Victor.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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The system partition is encrypted with TrueCrypt
then install fedora's grub in the first partition of the LINUX part of the drive . Do not install grub in the default MBR

you will then need to use the " dd " command to make a " linux.bin"
( dd if=/dev/hda? of=linux.bin bs=512 count=1 )
file of grub and copy that to your Windows C:\\ drive and edit the C:\\boot.ini and add fedora to it .

google duel boot . there are a LOT of how to's out there
 
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That's the normal way of doing it. Will it work if both are encrypted ?. Never tried, but I wonder if you'll need an unencrypted boot partition on Fedora.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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but I wonder if you'll need an unencrypted boot partition on Fedora.
the partition that you but grub on MUST be ext3 .It can not be LVM or encrypted
 
  


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