Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Kolkata, India
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Dual booting win xp 32 bit & fedora core 4 X86-64

Hello everybody,

I plan to dual boot my computer (running win xp 32 bit) with fedora core 4. I have an AMD Athlon64 3000+ and a 120 gb hdd with two partitions.

My question is can i install fedora x86-64 or any other 64 bit distro while my other os is 32 bit is it possible?

I know this might be a silly question but I am absolutely new linux so please help me out.

Thank You.

Last edited by badsha316; 03-20-2006 at 01:34 PM.
Old 03-20-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Iowa
Distribution: openSuse10, FC5
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
I dont see why it would'nt work. Fedora and or any other 64 bit distro would just see windows as a partion.
Old 03-20-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
koen plessers
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 191

Rep: Reputation: 30

There is no such thing as a silly question. I have Windows XP, Fedora 4 32 and 64 bit and Debian 3.1 on the same machine.

But think before you start. Think about partitioning (number of partitions, size). That all depends on what you need (office applications, KDE or Gnome or both).

Also think about which system to install first. I started with Windows, because it overwrites your master boot record (MBR).

Next I installed Fedora 4 with the bootloader in the MBR. I have all the following ditributions install the bootloader on a floppy, then I pick the information from the GRUB configuration file and copy it into Fedora's GRUB config file.

More info:

Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help Dual Booting Fedora Core on a Win XP Laptop beubanks7507 Linux - Enterprise 4 01-31-2006 09:12 PM
Mandriva 32-bit X86, 64-bit x86-64 & i586. La Dima Mandriva 9 10-07-2005 07:12 AM
Win Xp & Fedora Core 2 dual boot Problem jonfa Linux - General 1 10-02-2004 05:28 PM
Dual Booting 10 Official & Win 2k Pro offdahook84 Mandriva 12 08-23-2004 06:42 AM
Dual booting Win XP & RedHat 7.2 problem jpat100 Linux - Software 7 03-17-2003 10:53 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration