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Install Win7 after Fedora22

I need to install win7 on my computer because I have a course that requires visual studio as the IDE.

I considered trying to run it as a virtual machine or trying to doing some PXE magic to network boot it from a raspberry pi NAS setup I have.

In the end I have decided to just install Windows on my laptop harddrive and dual boot with my fedora.

Does this mean I have to wipe my fedora 22 install or can I just resize my partition and install windows on a separate virtual drive??

This is the current output of fdisk -l and to be honest I don't really understand the whole mapper/ drives and why my current setup seems to have two main partitions so any pointers towards tutorials would be really appreciated.

Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x000aa5fe

Device     Boot   Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048   1026047   1024000   500M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1026048 250068991 249042944 118.8G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/mapper/luks-4e71cc62-e29d-4cef-b0d2-af66367de2bb: 118.8 GiB, 127507890176 bytes, 249038848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3.8 GiB, 4043309056 bytes, 7897088 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 65 GiB, 69776441344 bytes, 136282112 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Install Win7 after Fedora22

I need to install win7 on my computer because I have a course that requires visual studio as the IDE.

I considered trying to run it as a virtual machine or trying to doing some PXE magic to network boot it from a raspberry pi NAS setup I have.

In the end I have decided to just install Windows on my laptop harddrive and dual boot with my fedora.

Does this mean I have to wipe my fedora 22 install or can I just resize my partition and install windows on a separate virtual drive??

This is the current output of fdisk -l and to be honest I don't really understand the whole mapper/ drives and why my current setup seems to have two main partitions so any pointers towards tutorials would be really appreciated.

Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x000aa5fe

Device     Boot   Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048   1026047   1024000   500M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1026048 250068991 249042944 118.8G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/mapper/luks-4e71cc62-e29d-4cef-b0d2-af66367de2bb: 118.8 GiB, 127507890176 bytes, 249038848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3.8 GiB, 4043309056 bytes, 7897088 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 65 GiB, 69776441344 bytes, 136282112 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Install Win7 after Fedora22

I need to install win7 on my computer because I have a course that requires visual studio as the IDE.

I considered trying to run it as a virtual machine or trying to doing some PXE magic to network boot it from a raspberry pi NAS setup I have.

In the end I have decided to just install Windows on my laptop harddrive and dual boot with my fedora.

Does this mean I have to wipe my fedora 22 install or can I just resize my partition and install windows on a separate virtual drive??

This is the current output of fdisk -l and to be honest I don't really understand the whole mapper/ drives and why my current setup seems to have two main partitions so any pointers towards tutorials would be really appreciated.

Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x000aa5fe

Device     Boot   Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048   1026047   1024000   500M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1026048 250068991 249042944 118.8G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/mapper/luks-4e71cc62-e29d-4cef-b0d2-af66367de2bb: 118.8 GiB, 127507890176 bytes, 249038848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3.8 GiB, 4043309056 bytes, 7897088 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 65 GiB, 69776441344 bytes, 136282112 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Install Win7 after Fedora22

I need to install win7 on my computer because I have a course that requires visual studio as the IDE.

I considered trying to run it as a virtual machine or trying to doing some PXE magic to network boot it from a raspberry pi NAS setup I have.

In the end I have decided to just install Windows on my laptop harddrive and dual boot with my fedora.

Does this mean I have to wipe my fedora 22 install or can I just resize my partition and install windows on a separate virtual drive??

This is the current output of fdisk -l and to be honest I don't really understand the whole mapper/ drives and why my current setup seems to have two main partitions so any pointers towards tutorials would be really appreciated.

Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x000aa5fe

Device     Boot   Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048   1026047   1024000   500M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1026048 250068991 249042944 118.8G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/mapper/luks-4e71cc62-e29d-4cef-b0d2-af66367de2bb: 118.8 GiB, 127507890176 bytes, 249038848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3.8 GiB, 4043309056 bytes, 7897088 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 65 GiB, 69776441344 bytes, 136282112 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes