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


Hi,
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
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ra-4175504482/

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
 
Old 05-09-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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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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