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Old 02-23-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
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installing fedora 3 and ubuntu

hi everyone, i am new to linux and i just wanted to learn and try out fedora 3 and ubuntu, and i want to install them on a system with windows xp in it, i have a seperate hard disk also and i want to install them in it, anyone with their opinions in multi booting can me an idea as to how to install and set them up.

Old 02-23-2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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multi booting can me an idea as to how to install and set them up.

Ok first off make sure u have one of your hard drives free, IE have no data on there that you want to keep, maybe transfer all of the files to a folder on your Windows Drive.

Now insert your Ubuntu OR Fedora Core 3 Disc 1 and restart the computer. The computer will boot into Linux and start to install.

It is very simple; you may have trouble with the partitioning though. I usually partition 1gig of space for my swap drive and all of rest as "/" using the file system ext3.

Linux will not touch the Windows drive by default but double check before u click format.

It will set up the boot loader and everything by its self so you should have nothing to worry about.

Old 02-23-2005, 10:51 AM   #3
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Easy to do as mentioned by the previous poster, just make sure whichever you install first, you leave ample room for the other distro on the hard drive. Make sure you have a boot disk for windows as well as the first Linux distro you install in case you accidentally overwrite the mbr when installing the second distro. When installing the second distro, you may not necessarily have to install a boot loader, you can create an entry for it in the one being used by the first Linux distro. An entry for windows should usually be auto configured during the installation of your first Linux distro.

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