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    Partition and Fedora

    Hi
    I opened a terminal to check what my partition is formatted as using:
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    sudo fdisk -1
    And the output looked something like this:

    b<size> (512,1024,2048, or 4096)
    Give sizes in sectors instead of cylinders
    C Specify # of cylinders
    H Specify # of heads
    S Specify # of sectors per track

    Didn't really understand this output. I am just trying to look at my partition that is a dual boot: Ubuntu 10.04 along with Windows XP to see if I have 10GB available to install Fedora.

    I went to www.fedoraproject.org and it all looks good just not sure what or how to work with my partition first.

    What do you recommend to prepare for and start the install process?

    Help is always greatly appreciatedThanks in advance!
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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    The fdisk command ends with the letter l and not the number 1.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    Thought it was a number 1 no wonder it looks like another language-

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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    It happens all the time The -l (letter l) means "list partition tables".
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    Just as an aside and slightly off topic, but...

    Wow! 10GB for Fedora? Tight fit if you plan to do much with it.
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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Just as an aside and slightly off topic, but...

    Wow! 10GB for Fedora? Tight fit if you plan to do much with it.
    I think the OP is following the minimum requirements from the fedoraproject page linked to in the first post.

    Yes. It is a tight fit

    If the OP uses YUM to install anything it will probably not work due to lack of disk space.

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    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; March 29th, 2012 at 08:35 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    I'm not looking forward to shrink/resize the Windows XP partition as I need like above:
    Code:
    765MB : 10GB for hard drive
    In the process of installation(Fedora) I might just delete Windows but my best friend might not like that; LOL

    Fedora is available for USB but...I'm not the queen of formatting a usb; have to learn how to- Now, Fedora is offered online w/o the install as a OS but I just can't seem to decide so I'm going to give this careful consideration with the use of good practices ( backup) before I make another move.

    I'm only installing to complete the exercises in the Linux Certification textbook...if I like Fedora I might just keep it-
    Last edited by UltimateCat; April 3rd, 2012 at 06:00 AM. Reason: Decisions to debate
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    Re: Partition and Fedora

    I'm having trouble deciding on which approach to install Fedora.

    I found that I could use PackageKit or Yum for formatting a USB

    Don't know that much about Yum.

    Is Yum an application/program?
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