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fedora 28 alongside windows 7 on bios

asked 2018-06-26 03:35:49 -0600

gerfius gravatar image

hi, im new to fedora and linux systems in general but i wanted to try it.

anyways right now i have a pretty old computer with bios thats running windows 7 and i wanted install fedora 28 as dual boot alongside it, i have searched for a guide to do it myself there was no specific guides for win7/new fedora versions dual boot.

so my question is can i follow those guides to install fedora alongside my windows 7 or is it a diffrent procedure?

or can you explain to me how to go about doing this or to point me towards a proper guide.

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You might get fewer problems by running linux in a virtual machine.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-06-26 10:32:35 -0600 )edit

@villykruse its a 10 year old pc, it doesnt support virtualization. (ive checked)

gerfius gravatar imagegerfius ( 2018-06-26 11:46:37 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-12-21 03:30:56 -0600

updated 2018-12-21 04:02:39 -0600

You can install Fedora or other operating system from a single disk with MS-Windows installed by following the procedure below. Please keep important data in advance before installing this information.

A. It depends on the capacity of a single disk and whether the partition is partitioned. If partition is partitioned, it is necessary to move or backup the data of the partition to be installed and install it.

B. If you have a single partition and need to create partitions on that disk in a different way, you will have to go through a complicated process. These problems can cause problems with the disk. In this case, you can use gparted with Fedora Live USB to reduce the disk capacity and install it in the rest. Be careful, however, as this can cause problems during this process. Be sure to keep important materials well before proceeding.

C. Refer to the dual boot documentation in this forum and follow the advice to resolve any problems or difficulties in the process.

D. Re-install win7 and fedora as a way to proceed with the initial setup process. If you install partition after installing win7 and install fedora afterwards, you should solve the problem easily. You must bear the burden of reinstalling the program.

Please be generous in understanding the old post answer.

Related content is for training and guidance for dual boot, written by simmon

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