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Old 05-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #16
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no, i installed it myself. But how much memory should i allocate for fedora partition ideally? I have no use of it except c programming.
first of all... stop referring to hard drive space as memory (that is what most people refer to as ram) <@

and b, if you installed fedora via a live-usb you can boot using that and install gparted; then use gparted to resize your partitions.

and finally, iii: maybe a few extra gigs than you need. installing/updating stuff will cause it to grow incrementally.

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:44 PM   #17
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first of all... stop referring to hard drive space as memory (that is what most people refer to as ram) <@

and b, if you installed fedora via a live-usb you can boot using that and install gparted; then use gparted to resize your partitions.

and finally, iii: maybe a few extra gigs than you need installing/updating stuff will cause it to grow incrementally.
Can you tell me how to reinstall fedora 20 in dual boot with windows 8.1?
 
Old 05-09-2014, 02:53 PM   #18
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Whether you're going to reinstall it or resize the existing partitions (as suggested above), you need to do the following:

Make more space for Linux:

Remove unnecessary files in Windows
Defrag it
Shrink it using your gparted from Fedora.

Please read the article I referred to (it contains a lot of useful tips, eg. after resizing the Windows partition, restart Windows a few times to make sure everything works)

Please report back once you have made space for Linux.

IMPORTANT: BEFORE DOING ANY OPERATIONS ON PARTITIONS, ENSURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP YOUR DATA!!!
 
Old 05-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #19
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Whether you're going to reinstall it or resize the existing partitions (as suggested above), you need to do the following:

Make more space for Linux:

Remove unnecessary files in Windows
Defrag it
Shrink it using your gparted from Fedora.

Please read the article I referred to (it contains a lot of useful tips, eg. after resizing the Windows partition, restart Windows a few times to make sure everything works)

Please report back once you have made space for Linux.

IMPORTANT: BEFORE DOING ANY OPERATIONS ON PARTITIONS, ENSURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP YOUR DATA!!!
What is gparted? I don't know anything about it. I installed fedora from live DVD.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 03:15 PM   #20
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What is gparted? I don't know anything about it. I installed fedora from live DVD.
Gparted is a partition manager. If for some reason it's not present in Fedora, it can be installed:

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# yum install gparted
But first make sure you boot into windows, defrag and backup your data.
 
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:44 PM   #21
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you might want to read the fedora install instructions

a computer operating system is not a "program" you install
it is a OPERATING system

the Fedora 20 install guide
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html
 
Old 05-09-2014, 04:04 PM   #22
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Might be an idea to let us know what you want to do with Fedora

do you have a specific goal? Or is it just about getting to know Linux?

Fedora is actually an experimental research and development distro under Redhat's wings


You might be better off with CentOS , which is a gratis implementation if Redhat.


Regards harddrive space, you will find it much easier with more.
And the more the better.

That is not to say it is impossible with what you have, but the key is experience.


To ease yourself into things, try something like VirtualBox
This assumes you have plenty of space on windows

Since you have twice the RAM I presently have, I assume your CPU is also up to the task.
Then apply what you have learnt to an actual dualboot.


gparted is a GUI application which helps manage a hard drives partitions
It ia not usually included in liveCDs , unless they are tailored as a rescue system ( such as partition magic )


but as already pointed out, it can be installed if needed


Anyway ..

VirtualBox,
Try CentOS , Debian , Slackware

And others... too many to mention
 
Old 05-09-2014, 05:06 PM   #23
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/dev/sda9 477M 74M 374M 17% /boot
/dev/sda2 256M 37M 220M 15% /boot/efi
Isn't this a GPT partition as noted by /boot/efi?
If it is the OP would need Gdisk not Gparted.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 05:11 PM   #24
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Can't gparted do GPT ?

By default it will create msdos partition table BUT you can ask it to do GPT

And if GPT already, I think it does it


I may be wrong, I have yet to install Linux on a box with win8 pre-installed
 
Old 05-09-2014, 05:20 PM   #25
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the current Gparted live cd can use GPT
 
Old 05-09-2014, 05:27 PM   #26
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Actually you are right it's fdisk that doesn't work with gpt,thereby needing gdisk to list partitions.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #27
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Yeah,
love fdisk
But parted is the way forward

Not as eaay to use but more powerful ..

Anyway, all seems on topic .. but I think we may need to guide OP and ignore 'partitions'
if OP can give 50GB to a vm, virtualbox is easy, and available on windows

OR give more space to Liunx
 
  


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