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Old 07-04-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Dual booting


ok so I just found out about Linux and well I love it, it's fast, sleek and easy to use design make it rise above the compeitors.

So this is where I'm at>

I have the latest version of Fedora on a thumbdrive and I when the thumbdrive is plugged in and I turn it on it boots up Fedora, but everytime I turn it off I lose all data and I start a fresh session.

So when I got to instal Fedora to my hardrive>

http://img143.imageshack.us/img14/41...enshotmfhw.png

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3884/screenshot1jw.png

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6...eenshot2mj.png

Now I read a few articles on how to do partions but, all of them want me to put in the orginal windows 7 instal cd/dvd into my laptop and somehow partition. But here's the thing I'm on a Compaq Mini real solid computer I love it but thats beside the point.

What it really comes down to is how I do I get this dual boot working without having to reset everything and pretty much is there alternative for pertitioning.

Thank-You in Advice,
Venoms
 
Old 07-05-2011, 01:16 AM   #2
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well its saying this because there is no spare space available on the hard-drive to install Linux.. Unless you want to blow away your "win7" partition... not advisable... you will probably still want to use it...

you have to take away space from WIN7 so there is enough free space to create a partition for Linux...

follow this link http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/ to re-size your WIN7 partition to create enough space to install Linux... I would Recommend at least 20GB of space for Linux...

Once you have accomplished this, go ahead and install Linux on that newly created free space for it! =)
 
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thank-You you guys are the greatest. If you ever need help advertising linux or something I would be more then glad to help!
 
Old 07-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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There is a bug in one aspect of Fedora 15. To make persistence work in a live usb install it is rather complex. Look for one of the web pages for one of the two ways to fix.

One is this. http://superuser.com/questions/29972...orage-not-work

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common...ounted_on_boot

I can't find the one that says to make a virtual machine and apply all updates. I did it that way and it works. That page has a link to a fixed iso that you can download.


I don't think there is any great reason to dual boot. Personally I tend to prefer using a free virtual machine. Almost all systems that came preloaded with Windows 7 fully support a virtual machine. It is way to easy and super safe to use. And you can run both or many OS's at the same time.

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Old 07-05-2011, 05:59 PM   #5
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Ok now I'm confused.

So I haven't done what was said above but I tried to download it to my hard drive again but sadly it failed due to not enough partition space so I looked back at the space I made and>

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4851/freespace.png

Am I missing something? Do I have to make that free space a drive or something?

I have virtual machine downloaded on my windows 7 it's just I can't use it until I install to my hard drive. But I wanted to dual boot with Fedora because I like it's turn on and off speeds and overall speeds would running it on virtual box slow it down?

And I could not connect to my wireless router either I had to use a Ethernet cable to connect to the internet on Fedora by using virtual box could I forgot about those internet issues?
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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I see you have created 29GB of space...

When you run the icon on the live disc's desktop - that says install to harddrive - choose the option during the install to use "All Free Space"

if the USB boot is not working, just download and burn a CD with Fedora on it...

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Old 07-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #7
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I don't have a cd/dvd thingy to put a the install cd in. Really what seems like the easiest option can I take one out from an old computer of mine and somehow plug it in to my netbook?
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #8
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after you created that free space, have you tried to let fedora use all the free space?

---------- Post added 07-05-11 at 07:13 PM ----------

No it shouldn't work on the netbook if the CD-ROM is not USB
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #9
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The standard is that four primary partitions are allowed on a single hard drive. Look at the last image you posted. At the bottom of it you can see "Primary partition" with a blue box to the left of it. Look above that and to the right of Disk o and you will see four boxes with a blue bar above them: System, C, Recovery, Hp tools. Those are your primary partitions. You have unallocated space which is basically useless unless you modify your partitions. You could delete one of your current partitions and create an Extended partition to include the currently unusable unallocated space and create a logical partition on it for Fedora.

I don't have any suggestions about how to go about that or which partition to delete.
Probably it will be easier off trying to run Fedora from VirtualBox or some other virtual software.

What is the "it" you tried to download, from your last post? Are you trying to install Virtual software on windows 7?
 
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
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Sure have and it says there is not enough space.

should i try that usb fix and get back to you?
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:20 PM   #11
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@yancek good eyes! i didn't even see that! =)
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:25 PM   #12
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I already have virtual box on my computer it's once i install fedora i can use it correct? And what should I do with that partion get rid of it?
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:26 PM   #13
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If you are not going to install FC15 on that partition just extend the windows7 partition to add the 29GB back
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:34 PM   #14
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But I want to install the Fedora real bad so just follow through with the usb fix and it should work?

Is there like an app you can install Fedora like ubuntu?

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:30 PM   #15
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Sure have and it says there is not enough space.
Sure have what?

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And what should I do with that partion get rid of it?
What partition might you be referring to? Are you referring to the unallocated space? That's wasted space which you cannot use to create another partition as you already have four primary partition. You could extend the windows partition and install VirtualBox in windows and install Fedora in VirtualBox. If you want to install Fedora to a drive, you will either need another hard drive, a flash drive or delete one of your windows partitions and create an Extended partition and a logical partition within the Extended on which to put Fedora.

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Is there like an app you can install Fedora like ubuntu?
If you mean by this a wubi type install where Fedora would just be in a folder within windows, I don't believe it can be done with Fedora.
 
  


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