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Old 05-09-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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How to reinstall fedora 20 in dual boot with Windows 8.1?

I have fedora 20 installed on my system along with windows 8.1. As i am new to linux i assigned much less space to fedora(12gb) on hard disk when i installed it. Now i have run out of space in fedora, and i have been suggested to reinstall it, But i don't know how to uninstall fedora 20 in dual boot with windows 8.1. I browsed net but could not find the process for windows 8.1 as most of these were with windows 7. I have no CD of windows 8.1 but i have live image on my external hard disk. Please help me!

Also I don't know how to use gparted (as somebody suggested me).

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Old 05-09-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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The first step if you need/want more space for Fedora is to create a larger partition. You may need to defrag windows 8 and then resize/shrink one of its partitions to create more space on which to install Fedora. Since we have no idea how many drives/partitions you have and what is contiguous to the Fedora partition, it won't be possible to give specifics.

You don't uninstall operating systems the way you do software applications. I you can resize a partition contiguous with Fedora there is no need to reinstall. If you can still boot Fedora, open a terminal and as root user run: fdisk -l(Lower Case Letter L in the command) as well as df -h and someone should be able to give you pertinent advice.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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see your other post on this

and read the fedora install guide
and do some studying on Operating systems and dual booting

google is FULL of guides
and so is the fedora install guide
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There is a way around it. I hear Windows comes with a utility which can resize Windows partition. If that's true, just shrink Windows partition and use free space to create another Linux partition. Use the newly created partition for your /home and you will be alright.


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