Dual boot Fedora 13 and Windows XP ???

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 28 23:54:49 UTC 2010

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 22:11 +0530, Ankur Sinha wrote:
>> On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 10:33 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>> You have to partition the disk, leaving at least one partition for
>>> each
>>> system. One way is to download a live CD (or USB) copy of gparted, the
>>> GNU Partition Editor. See http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php 
>> Another way:
>> In XP:
>> right click on My Computer > Manage > Disk Management > shrink your
>> drive and leave unallocated space for Fedora.
>> Once this is done, reboot with your fedora dvd in the drive, choose the
>> unallocated space as your install location and continue.
> Yes, that will work as long as a single Linux partition is enough. Some
> people like separate partitions for /home, swap etc., though you can get
> much the same effect via LVM.
Before the days of LVM, I put /swap and / as primary partitions and 
everything else (/opt, /usr, /home, /WHATEVER) on an extended 
partition.  This worked well.  If all you have is WindowsXP, you have 
two primary partitions left....

James McKenzie

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