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Old 11-16-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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fedora Core 3 Installation With Windows XP

I am a new user to the Linux program, and I finally took the time to download the ISOs for Fedora Core 3. I began to perform the installation, but I became a bit nervous about it. I have never installed another OS besides Windows, so this is an experience for me. I just want to make sure I do it right, but I need a little bit of instruction.
I have a Dell Dimension desktop 4600i running Windows XP Professional. I want to install Fedora and run a dual boot so that both Fedora and Windows can both be used. I believe that there is a partitioning program on the first installation disc, but I am not exactly sure how to use it. Could someone help me to figure out what I must do to complete the installation with a dual boot system? I am really excited to begin using Linux, but I want to get through the installation successfully.
Thanks for any help and guidance.
Old 11-16-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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1) linux is a OS, not a program...

2) what partition-util do you have... powerquest? acronis? something else? the basic idea is you jump in, create the linux partition(s) and say 'commit changes' and it'll probably want to reboot...

-- how much [free] space have you got, and how much are you willing to take away from MS?
Old 11-16-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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I have an 80GB Hard Drive on my PC, and I am wanting to give at least 20GB for LInux. Unfortuantely I do not have any partitioning programs. I was told though, that I could use the Fedora installation CDs to partition the hard drive for a dual boot partition. I am just not completely sure how to do this. Thank you for responding so quickly.
Old 11-16-2004, 03:25 PM   #4
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read this before you install fedora. It's for FC2 but the dual boot problem persists, in FC3 i think. It will save you time.


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