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Old 08-02-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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hi iam to new to linux iam installing fedora core 11
only the os iam instaling please tell me how to partion my hard dive config is

c: primary 20gb
D logical 20
E same
F same

i need to install in c drive please help me..............
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In the installer you should find an option allowing you to keep the existing operating systems. Choose that and Linux will ask you where to install - you'll find entries like /dev/hda1 etc. Install to the one which has no data. It can be anything. To be on the safe side, empty the last partition and install it to the last entry you see in the installer (/dev/hda4 probably).

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Old 08-02-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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Here is what a running 80GB system looks like. You probably won't need /download and /backup, so subtract that. Given that your disk is 20GB, you can adjust your sizes proportinately.

# df -hT
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 ext3 27G 495M 25G 2% /
/dev/sdb3 ext3 11G 2.9G 7.4G 29% /download
/dev/sda8 ext3 6.8G 1.4G 5.1G 21% /home
/dev/sda7 ext3 5.7G 141M 5.3G 3% /tmp
/dev/sda6 ext3 5.7G 368M 5.1G 7% /var
/dev/sdb1 ext3 9.5G 151M 8.9G 2% /backup
/dev/sda5 ext3 15G 4.8G 8.8G 36% /usr
/dev/sdb2 ext3 7.6G 324M 6.9G 5% /usr/local
/dev/sda3 ext3 15G 900M 13G 7% /opt
/dev/sda1 ext3 38M 17M 20M 47% /boot

Here is the same disk showing starting/ending cylinder numbers, corresponding to the partitions above.

# fdisk /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000b4482

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5 40131 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 6 3574 28667992+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 3575 5486 15358140 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 5487 9964 35969535 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5487 7398 15358108+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 7399 8163 6144831 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 8164 8928 6144831 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 8929 9834 7277413+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 9835 9964 1044193+ 82 Linux swap /

You can use this as a guide for partitioning your own 20GB drive. Hope it's helpful.
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this seems that you have already installed windows os .just go to diskmanagement and delete the f: partition and insert the fedora cd/dvd and boot it .select the option "find free space and create default layout " , then your linux will be installed automatically
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May I ask why you partition your system as such?

I can see root/ /var swap and /home but what advantage do you get with all the others? /tmp is just that its for temporary files /backup I can kind of see but if your home is on its own partition it should be safe if your OS gets toasted. So for the rest how does it help to have them?

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#i need to install in c drive please help me..............
c: primary 20gb

[you have one primary partition and one extended with 3 logicals inside?]

So as I read it you have a 20gb partition that you want to use for your install that used to be c: in MS, right?

warningusualy c: is the OS drive/partition. if you install fedora there you will destroy that OS[no way back])

I've not instaled fedora since version 3 or 4...but you may find this instructive

So, you will have to Delete that partition and create "/", "/boot"(mount points), and a "swap"(no mount point) (three primary) partitions.

The first two, can be ext3 type(secure bet). Swap must be "linux swap" (or "swap"?)type.

But if you are new to partitioning too, do some research. This is dangerous (tm).

Good luck!



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