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fabe856 12-23-2012 11:44 PM

Installing fedora 17 with windows 7
 
Hi,
I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. I want to install fedora 17 on a separate partition D (27 GB). Please suggest what should I do to make it dual bootable and retain windows 7.

Regards
Fabe

John VV 12-24-2012 12:24 AM

? Read the dual boot instructions on the fedora docs .
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...llation_Guide/
and search the "fedoraforum"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/index.php
this is a very common question

I my self like to chainload to the windows bootloder
that requires using
" the dd method"

The fedora install DVD will gladly set up a dual boot once it detects Windows 7
step 1
back up win 7
step 2
See "step1"

step 3
back up important data ( to dvd or usb drive )
step 4
resize the windows7 partition ( or use a second drive )
install fedora 7 using a custom install
the installer will ask you about windows 7 and what to do with it

mreff555 12-24-2012 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4855894)
I my self like to chainload to the windows bootloder
that requires using
" the dd method"

I has been a while since I played with windows, but I was under the impression that this was the only method.
can the windows bootloader be bypassed?

schneidz 12-24-2012 11:23 AM

you basically run the fedora live-usb creator then reboot the pc telling it to boot from the usb device (every pc model has a different way to do this).

then while the live-usb is running you clik on the 'install to harddrive' button and clik next a few times.

what problems are you having ?

jefro 12-24-2012 02:42 PM

Not sure there is a great reason to dual boot. Can you consider a virtual machine instead?

mreff555 12-24-2012 04:23 PM

I'm not so sure I would recommend VM's over duel booting. Obviously I would prefer to do neither. The other day I had to get access to excel to work on a project from home. Installed Windows on Virtualbox and installed MSoffice. It was excruciatingly slow. I mean, I know windows is slow as it is, but it certainly doesn't need any help :)

Ztcoracat 12-24-2012 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabe856 (Post 4855876)
Hi,
I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. I want to install fedora 17 on a separate partition D (27 GB). Please suggest what should I do to make it dual bootable and retain windows 7.

Regards
Fabe

I just went thru this procedure myself. And installing Fedora 17 alongside of Win's 7 went well.

Before I could install Fedora I had to shrink the Win's 7 partition.

Your Windows partition will look something like this:
Code:

dev/sda 1  (size in MB or in GB)    NTFS
dev/sda 2  (size in MB or in GB)  NTFS (Reserved)
dev/sda 3  (size in MB or in GB)  NTFS Should be the largest partition (this is your Win's 7 OS)

I used the live Fedora 17 DVD/CD to look at these partitions and wrote them down.
I than shrunk the Win's 7 partition approx. in 1/2 Here is the instructions for that:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

It's in megabytes so do your math.

After I shrunk Win's 7 I used the Free Space that the Fedora Installer showed me and created my partitions from that Free Space.....Like so-
Code:

dev/sda 5 /boot  ext3  20GB or 20480 in MB
dev/sda 6  swap  4GB or 4096 in MB
dev/sda 7 /home  ext3 4GB or 4096 in MB
dev/sda /root  ext4  4GB or 4096 in MB

Some folks don't use or make a swap the call is yours to make.

Wish you the best:)

clocker 12-25-2012 03:52 PM

Its what am using right now. Install windows 7 or if already installed, create a free partition or unsed space. Run the fedora DVD @ partioning choose custom layout and install fedora on the un used space you created. Just make it simple by installing on root and swap. accept the boot loader option so that you can dual boot.

fabe856 12-26-2012 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clocker (Post 4856700)
accept the boot loader option so that you can dual boot.

Do i have to give some specific choice in the boot loader. I want windows to be retained.

schneidz 12-26-2012 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fabe856 (Post 4857118)
Do i have to give some specific choice in the boot loader. I want windows to be retained.

then when you get to that screen, select that option.

EDDY1 01-10-2013 11:27 PM

I don't think that it's against EULA to dual-boot an OEM wins, MS doesn't want an OEM within Vbox, although you can purchase fully licensed wins & put it in Vbox.

schneidz 01-11-2013 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EDDY1 (Post 4867514)
I don't think that it's against EULA to dual-boot an OEM wins, MS doesn't want an OEM within Vbox, although you can purchase fully licensed wins & put it in Vbox.

not sure how eula plays into this; was this meant to be a response to this (cross-post):
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post4867063
if so, what i meant was that i think it was against ms's eula for oem's to sell pc's with windows and linux pre-installed (ms would probably take away the manufacturers bulk discount if they did).

EDDY1 01-11-2013 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schneidz (Post 4867757)
not sure how eula plays into this; was this meant to be a response to this (cross-post):
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post4867063
if so, what i meant was that i think it was against ms's eula for oem's to sell pc's with windows and linux pre-installed (ms would probably take away the manufacturers bulk discount if they did).

My apologies since I misunderstood your post.


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