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Old 12-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Installing Fedora on machine with RAID1


I've got a machine currently running Windows 7 with two 1TB hard disks in RAID1.

I want to dual boot Fedora 16 on this machine. I need to shrink the size of the Windows partition to install Fedora.

I really don't want it to go wrong, even though I'll make a backup first, so just want to check everything is OK. My two questions are:

1) Is there a point in the Fedora installation in which you can load in the RAID driver?

2) After you've done this, is it safe to shrink the partition size within the Fedora installation.

I've used about 800GB on Windows, so will only have a about 100GB left for Fedora.

With very many thanks,

Old 12-10-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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the first thing you might want to do is contact Microsoft for a win7 install dvd and not rely on the recovery partition from the OEM and the "recovery" disk you made ( if you made one)

then read and REREAD !!! the fedora install instructions
then re-reread them
the part on RAID

and read the release notes

then if you install the full 3.5 Gig dvd expect about 3 more Gig of updates
fedora changes very very fast and is , for the most part, the bleeding edge . The newest of the new
be aware that some programs will not work on the new fedora ( it tends to be TOO NEW ) .

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