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Old 10-17-2007
Question Fedora Install Help


I have just bought a new Laptop HP Pavillion dv6646us which came with pre-loaded Vista which has stupidly occupied all 140 GB of hard disk with around 8 GB for System Recovery on another disk. Both disks are primary partitions

Now, I want to install Fedora in the primary partition and if possible then LVM, but I dont want to touch MBR of vista, i.e. I want Windows to boot Linux from it's boot menu. I can shrink main windows partition and get free space around 60 GB.

My question - Is it possible to install Latest fedora in partition that is left out which I think will be LVM of windows and yes, it shouldnt affect windows in any way. Or any other way to do this? Please guide me. Smilie

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Old 10-17-2007
I suggest you read up on using grub or whatever to boot linux through Windows' "boot.ini".

Personally I boot into grub before Windows, but that is personal taste, alternatively you may be able to boot from a USB keyring to boot your linux, it may be worth setting that up as a fallback. If you have a floppy then the SBM project does a good boot floppy which can boot most things.
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Old 10-18-2007
thanks. I think I will first create rescue disk of windows then try to install grub in MBR.
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