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Old 05-11-2010, 10:30 PM   #1
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Dual boot


I have 40gb of hd and I want Xp and fedora on it. I installed Xp first and now I want to install Fedora 12, every time I chose the space to iinstalll it, it says that there is no enough space to install it, although the xp just took less than 2gb of the disk. How can I resize it so that there is enough space?

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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You can use a knoppix cd or a gparted cd to resize the ntfs section.
There should be a resize option available on the fedora install cd.
 
Old 05-12-2010, 01:40 AM   #3
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dual boot

take this simple steps.
step 1: install XP
step 2 : login Xp and create partition say you have 3 partition (need to be logical drive other than XP installed)
step 3: free the space.
step 4: boot with Fedora of ur version.
step 5: while prompt for partition. choose available free space and continue


hope this help..
 
Old 05-12-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
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Another option

Go for VmWare.
Good one for dual booting and creating virtual machines. try this !!
 
Old 05-12-2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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step 2 : login Xp and create partition say you have 3 partition (need to be logical drive other than XP installed)

I get confused with your process. How do you perform the above sequence?

olgo
 
Old 05-12-2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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Where can I find howto or good article on this VmWare?

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Old 05-12-2010, 04:19 PM   #7
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fedora needs a 9 gig MIN to install and fedora 12 needs a larger boot partition 300 meg

use gparted live cd to format the drive into 3 min. partitions
300 meg -- boot
and 2 20 gig ( just under 20 gig)
install xp on the frist and put the WINDOWS bootloader in the very,very first 300 meg partition

then let fedora over wright the xp bootloader , default install ,with fedora on sda3
 
Old 05-12-2010, 05:32 PM   #8
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fedora needs a 9 gig MIN to install and fedora 12 needs a larger boot partition 300 meg
Where are the days that you got a warning when your newly compiled kernel did not fit on a single floppy disk (1.4 MB)?

When I see these figures and demands I praise Pat Volkerding for keeping on creating a Linux for simple minded users like I.
 
Old 05-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #9
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I'd suggest a Virtual machine also if youf system is new enough and you have enough ram. See VMware.com for their VMplayer 3. Other applications are VirtualPC from Microsoft and Virtualbox from oracle. All free for personal use. A virtual machine is a software version of a real computer. You can run it like any windows application (like office or word or IE7).

Other ways for new users are to make a live usb flash drive. A 1G flash drive would be fine for a fedora install if your system can boot to a usb flash. Most new flash drives can be made to work with either no work or only a bit of work. See liveusbcreator on the fedora site.

Last way is to boot to the Fedora CD. It is a live cd. You can run it from the cd and never have to install it.
 
  


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