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    Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    Now, I'm sure this impossible, But does Fedora's disk partitioning app allow resizing a disk using FULLY a NTFS partition.

    I have 160GB free, (of a 250GB disk) and wanted to dedicate 60GB to fedora core 10 GNOME 64-bit, and have the CD ready anyways, If it was possible, Can I just tell it to just hda0 or whatever is calls partitions into hda0 + hda1, and have grub on the master boot partition?

    MY OS: WINDOWS XP
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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    I would use the vista tool to shrink it's disk.

    It's likley that you can create a partition in the resulting empty space, last time I installed fedora there was a linux partition I could use.

    If it's a livecd you'll be able to get online from it and check further.

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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    I would use the vista tool to shrink it's disk.

    It's likley that you can create a partition in the resulting empty space, last time I installed fedora there was a linux partition I could use.

    If it's a livecd you'll be able to get online from it and check further.
    Where did I say I had Vista? Got rid of the garbage months ago.
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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    Tell you what - reword the first post so that is actully makes some sense then we can all have another go.

    Might be best not to talk about vista in it I'd say.

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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    The partition manager in Knoppix can handle NTFS.

    Regarding Fedora, you might get better information if you ask on their forums instead of here: http://fedoraforum.org/
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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    Use GParted.

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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    Quote Originally Posted by mikjp View Post
    Use GParted.
    I am running Windows, NOT GNOME. I have Ubuntu through wubi, I have uneasy feelings about trying to run that through Ubuntu.
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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    It's a livecd - burn it and boot with it.

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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    It's a livecd - burn it and boot with it.
    Again - I feel uneasy about using a live CD
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    Re: Installing Fedora on top of a Windows installation

    You have ubuntu installed on wubi on a virtual partition so you can't resize it form there as far as I know. You will have to either use a partition editor on an install disc - like you're ubuntu or the fedora one, you've been advised to use knoppix and gparted. I don't know that there are any options left if you don't want to use a livecd.

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