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    Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    Hello all,
    I want to install Ubuntu on the same disk on which I have currently installed Fedora 17. I am on dual boot with Windows 7. I want to know that if I write Ubuntu on Fedora then will it crash my GRUB?

    Please Help
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    It should be fine
    You might want to check the volume labels - because fedora adds one
    Use gparted in the live session (before running the installer) to remove it
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    Where can I find the volume label?

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    Using gparted
    Right click the fedora partition and the context menu should offer a list that includes: label
    click it and see
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    Okay I am right now install gparted on Fedora after that I'll run the installer.
    I have to delete the Fedora partition using gparted in Ubuntu Live Session right?
    Thanks

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    Quote Originally Posted by ojhaarjun View Post
    Okay I am right now install gparted on Fedora after that I'll run the installer.
    I have to delete the Fedora partition using gparted in Ubuntu Live Session right?
    Thanks
    No, you don't necessarily need to delete it

    I was just informing you of fedora's habit of adding a label to the install partition, and how to remove it
    Gparted is just a partitioning tool. It's a bit easier than using the advanced tool in the installer.
    Once you remove the label. Close Gparted and run the Ubuntu installer and proceed this way:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Ub...0_advanced.png
    Then simply point the installer to the partition/s you want to use
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Ub..._root_home.png
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    See the screen shot. Look there's no label.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    So win7 is sda2?
    What is in sda5? Could we delete it?
    Because is's all a right mess

    Do you know if you have UEFI BIOS???Answer this before doing any more. Fedora manages well with UEFI.

    I'd like to see everything deleted back to sda3, so we can re-create everything.
    sda3 is extended space, so you basically create logical partitions inside it.

    If you need to leave sda5 in place, fine, just delete sda6 and 7

    You seem to have little room left in sda2 (win7) and a massive additional NTFS partition.... is this what you want?
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    So I just have to delete sda6 and sda7 and the just open installer and install Ubuntu along side to Windows 7?

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu over Fedora

    Quote Originally Posted by ojhaarjun View Post
    So I just have to delete sda6 and sda7 and the just open installer and install Ubuntu along side to Windows 7?
    Well, no...
    I asked for more information/detail. But you didn't supply it.

    To be honest, you are rushing this and I'm not convinced you understand exactly what you are doing. And the potential risks.

    But if you are keeping sda5
    You could delete sda6 and 7
    Then with the unallocated space create a partition
    swap = to 2x your RAM
    and all that remains to ext4, which will be set as / in the advanced installer

    But you ought to answer my earlier questions first
    Last edited by carl4926; November 15th, 2012 at 07:43 AM.
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