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Old 10-01-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora 7 Installation And Windows

I have Windows XP as primary partition with logical volume management now i want to install fedora 7 Can anybody tell me how to install and the size for fedora / . can I know is there any way to do using iso file.
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On my dual-boot laptop I have a fairly complete F7 installation in half of the 80Gb drive. Here's how it's partitioned:
$ /sbin/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   *         894        5730    38853202+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2               1         893     7172991    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3            5731        5743      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4            5744        9729    32017545    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            5744        9729    32017513+  8e  Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order
and here's how much of each partition is in use:
$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/MX6436_Base      30091284   9095388  19442696  32% /
/dev/sda3               101105     23679     72205  25% /boot
tmpfs                   484360         0    484360   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             38853200  13007284  25845916  34% /hd/c
/dev/sda2              7158988   2455876   4703112  35% /hd/d
So, as you can see, I'm using 32% of a 40Gb partition for F7, and 25% of a 100Mb partition for the boot stuff. (I'm also using several Gb on the XP drive (/hd/c) to store text and pfd files in NTFS compressed directories, and JPEG files in an uncompressed directory. The ntfs-3g file system driver makes sharing NTFS and Linux files quite painless.)

Note 1: The "Partition table entries are not in disk order" (in the first output snippet) because Gateway formats the disk with a small "Mini NT" boot partition for "system recovery" and the rest of the disk as XP, and they chose to put that boot partition at the start of the disk, but entered it in the table as the second entry. And the "Extended" partition overlaps the "LVM" partition because the "extended" partition "contains" any partition entry with a partition number greater than 4.

Note 2: The /dev/MX6436_Base entry would be /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 in a default F7 installation. I prefer more mnemonic names - the laptop I'm using is a Gateway MX6436.


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