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Old 03-04-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question Fedora installation problems and partioned hds

Hi, I started installing Fedora and got as far as it asking you where u wanted to install it. Basically, Iv partioned my hd into 3 parts (see below), and automatic installation seems to treat it as just one drive; but with the manual installation; I dont have a clue as to how to use it. format drive VFAT, SCAN, Esomething2, Esomething3 blah blah??? Also, what u call them, root commands? like / and /BOOT. er, which one would I use. Heres what Iv got, below

System overview

Athlon xp 2100
512 mg
GForce ti4800se
usual cd/dvd roms etc
120 gig hd
partioned into 3 segments
- 40gig C: where XP pro lives, NTFS
- 60gig D: for data, NTFS
- 20 gig E: partitioned into fat32, (simply cause I know linux doesn't support ntfs)

All I want to do is have a dual boot computer system with XP on C, and Linux on E. Any help would b very much appreciated,

Old 03-04-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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You may go with manual installation or automatic (would work if you delete E: partition - the installer would create it).

BTW Both cases, reboot Windows after deleting E:. Windows has problems sometimes when it can't find a partition that was there last boot and is now missing.

VFAT (it's FAT32), Extanded3 and so on are filesystems. I refer to them in the 'type' filed below.

Manual installation:
1) Delete E: partition (/dev/hda5 probably)
2) Create new partition, type: Linux Swap, size: 256 MB, mount point: none (swap partition)
3) Create new partition, type: Extended3, size: ~4GB, mount point: /home (for your personal files, configuration and so on; if you need more for such things, make it bigger). Separate /home makes it easier to switch distros (you can switch without loosing your configuration and files).
4) Create new partition, type:Extended3, size: all left, mount point: / (for the system)


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