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Old 01-08-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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Windows VS Fedora


I just had Fedora Core on my computer only to be met with a problem, I cant run windows programs. I knew that I wouldn't be able to without a emulator. However the friend that i asked to give a copy to me lost his cd-burner so now I was stranded. The only way to save myself was to re-install Windows XP. When I did, I had intentions to install Fedora Core 3 until i recieved a good game for christmas. With that i had to completly change priorities because i couldn't just format my computer because this game dosn't work well on linux. si i wan't to install Fedora Core 3 on my computer to duel boot.
I wen't to install Fedora core three and found out that my partition is set only for fat ( i would switch to NTFS if i could) and linux would have to delete Windows to get Fedora on it. I need to keep my information so i backed up my files and attemped to install untill another problem arose, I don't know how to partition windows and linux together.
So I decided to leave it up for professionals to help me out. Can anyone help?

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Old 01-08-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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So right now, you're at the point where you have Windows installed, and not fedora? If you want to install Fedora w/ out erasing XP, then download Knoppix and resize the FAT partition, and then the rest of the space you have now you can install fedora on. About Windows XP and fat to ntfs, I'm afraid you'll have to erase the Windows partition, format as NTFS, and install XP again.
Old 01-08-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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No you don't, you can convert a FAT32 partition to NTFS without formatting, I can't remember how but I did it not long ago, Google will be able to tell you
Old 01-08-2005, 10:42 PM   #4
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cant partition magic do this?
Old 01-09-2005, 02:14 AM   #5
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Originally posted by nadroj
cant partition magic do this?
It can, pretty easy too. There are options running down the left side of Partition Magic 8. One of them is to Add and Operating System. You can choose Linux, and screw around with partition sizes. It'll give you pretty good instructions on how to go about doing it.
Old 01-09-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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you could use partition magine to resize your partition and then dual boot the system which is what i do


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