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Old 03-23-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Fedora 18 & Widows 7 Dual Boot Installation Issues...

Hi, I am trying to install fedora 18 with windows 7 in a dual boot mode. I have free space of 75gb on my hdd but it generates the errors when i try to install on that free space. Pics attached for reference. Please guide.
Old 03-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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you might want to read the fedora 18 install guide

dual booting with windows is talked about

if you need a video
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Before I could install Fedora I had to shrink my Win's 7 partition first.
I shrunk the Windows partition to about 1/2 it's size.

When it came time to partitions and write to disk:
I manually created the necessary partitions for the Fedora install and the installation was successful.

You could use a LIVE version of G-parted to manipulate all of the partitions that you currently have but that's up to you. I prefer to use what the Fedora installer and partition manager offers.
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Just an example of my partitions to help you see what I mean

dev/sda *1 Windows 7 NTFS ..Size
dev/sda Windows 7 Recovery NTFS...Size
dev/sda 3 Fedora / ext3 journaling file system 20MB
dev/sda 4 Fedora swap ...4GB (overkill of course)
dev/sda 5 Fedora HOME ...4GB  "   "
dev/sda 6 Boot        ...4GB
ZTcoracat:~$ 4GB was overkill; 1 or 2 GB I think would of been sufficient but I wanted to use up all of the free space I had-

Hope this helps


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