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Hm...I am not sure what the problem is...but since you already have Vista installed, you can download the unetbootin package in windows, open it up like any other windows installer wizard and it will begin net installation of one of many linux distributions, including fedora 9
Hi. No worries. Yes, if you use unetbootin, the installed linux distribution will be on its own partition, and will not destroy anything on the windows partition. Wubi installs the entire linux filesystem within the windows partition, but again without doing anything to files already installed on the windows partition (the linux filesystem will be in its own folder within windows. You then run linux from within windows.
Yes, that is the way the net-installer works. Grub will be auto-configured. The same process will occur that happens when installing from the CD, it will just be getting the files from the internet webserver instead of the CD.
Bad news, this time at the end of the installation prompt me errors, and neither "try again", nor "continue" worked. Only "cancel" did work. I pressed it several time and the installation completed.
After rebooting, the system still recognized only Vista.
You mentioned that it gave you errors. Do you remember what those errors were? It would be helpful to know them in diagnosing the problem.
I have had similar problem in the past. I believe it was due to bad sectors on the hard drive, so that the software could not be installed on them.
You could try to install linux via wubi, which installs it within windows. You then run linux within windows as an application. This installs the ubuntu linux distribution, not fedora. Ubuntu is a fine distribution, however.
Hello, sorry for the late answer. I tried again to install Fedora from Unetbootin and after the software has been completely downloaded on a temp directory of Vista it prompts me to reboot the system from a USB (not specify what USB).
So I did it, but still, it seems grub kicks in runnings some code (too fast to read them) and then Vista boots.
I start thinking the problem is with my laptop.......