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Old 11-22-2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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PRE - Installing Fedora Questions


Hello People.

Fedora will be my first install of linux.

you all have been helpful in my questions and pointing me where to read up on things.

I have been reading the fedora site on the installations process and I stil have a couple of basic questions that I did not see the answer too.

Here is where I am at so far.

I have dnloaded the ISOs. And I am planning on burning those to CD.

The desktop that I am installing it too. has the following.
HD1 80GIG currently XP formated NFTS (40gig free)

HD2 6 gig - formatted FAT32 and it is BLANK.

Here comes the questions.

I want a dual boot situation - (I use this machine to update Itune/ipod) and I still need windows on it.

Should I install it on HD2 ( is that a big enough space for a FEDORA 3 Install?

If not and I need to partion my HD1 . What about the issue of it being currently format in NFTS? I thought I read somewhere that Lunix will not be able to read my NFTS drives?

Last ... If I have the CDs Burned and I boot from the CD .. is there an option at that point to chose to make a partion and partion at that point?

Sorry for the questions if they are stupid.

Thank you for you help.

T-man.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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Should I install it on HD2 ( is that a big enough space for a FEDORA 3 Install?
Yes, 6Gb is enough for learning, just not installing everything on the cds, your movies and/or MP3 collection on. I have Fedora 3 installed on a 5gb partition, however that does not include /home (where you personal data e.g. mp3s, movies etc is stored) which is on another, 28Gb, partition.

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If not and I need to partion my HD1 . What about the issue of it being currently format in NFTS? I thought I read somewhere that Lunix will not be able to read my NFTS drives?
Linux can read, but not write (including formatting) NTFS.

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Last ... If I have the CDs Burned and I boot from the CD .. is there an option at that point to chose to make a partion and partion at that point?
Yes

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Sorry for the questions if they are stupid.
The only stupid question is the one not asked.

IMO I would partition HD2 with a 5Gb root partition and 1Gb swap partition and use this for playing around and getting used to Linux.

When you have got used to linux, you can just chuck out windows and set it all up exactly the way you want it ;o).
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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As a follow up.

If I install Fedora 3 on my laptop wich is a

AMD Athlon 4 995MHz ...

Do I get the ISOs that are the 64 bit ?


thanks
T
 
Old 11-24-2004, 04:46 PM   #4
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No, i386.
 
  


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