I have a SATA HD of 80G in capacity with FedoraCore5_64 running on it.
# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 1734 13823932+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 1735 3008 10233405 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 3009 9729 53986432+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3009 3262 2040223+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
occupying about 25G totally. /dev/sda3 (/home) is 15G in size with a Data file running on it.
The ext partition has not been touched yet. Now I want to create new partitions on the ext partitionins for installing Ubuntu 64bit on it as follows;
/dev/sda6 / (Ubuntu) 10G
/dev/sda7 /home (Ubuntu) 5G
My questions are.
1) Can I repartition the ext partition manually before installing Ubuntu
2) On installing Ubuntu how to avoid the partitioning steps and installing / and /home direct to the partitions created for them in advance.
3) How to make /home of Ubuntu connected automatically at boot to the Data file on /home of FC5_64 without confusing its /home.
4) How to create multi-boot
5) Any advice to avoid corrupting the existing FC5_64
Please advise. TIA