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Old 09-15-2010, 01:04 AM   #1
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Question fedora 13 installation

hi, im currently running windows 7 and im looking for the best way to install fedora 13 and run a dual boot. i am open to other OSes as well mostly thinking of a tri boot with ubuntu but not really sure.

i am downloading the dvd installation version of fedora 13.

i have 110GB of unallocated space to put towards the project my main concern is how i should go about partitioning the space in the best way. (how much space for /boot and swap. what type of partitions should i use and so on)
second concern would be to make sure i correctly configure grub(i have had trouble with grub recently) i just dont want to run into any issues after the installation.

any help/advice/walk through is appreciated.
thank you
Old 09-15-2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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I recommend you just use a virtualisation product and create them as guests instead of multi-booting, less chance of damaging things

Old 09-15-2010, 04:24 AM   #3
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The linux community has made it very simple. I don't think you have to worry about installing two more distros on top of windows 7. Just make sure that you have three more partitions. Install fedora. Select the partition. select the mount point as /. Install grub on the MBR. Then Install ubuntu. Select the partition. Select the mount point as /. Install grub on MBR. You are done.
Mind you, this is the simplest way.
You can also mount /boot, /home etc on different partitions.

Best of luck.
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You don't need a /boot partition.

Anyway, the simplest way would be to create a swap partition (maybe about the same size as your RAM, maybe a bit more if your RAM is small) and one huge / partition to hold the entire Linux system.
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Talking Partitioning...a picture is better than a thosand words !

You have a number of choices,there are several ways to skin a cat...anyway if you want to install to your hard drive like I do then you need a parttitoning scheme... you only have four primary partitions so you have turn one of them into an extended and then you can add as many (within reason)logical partitions inside it.

ps in order to increase your chances of success you need to do some RTFM on this subject,this forum is stuffed with post and examples of what you are thinking about...
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