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asked 2013-06-25 12:54:22 -0500

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updated 2013-09-05 08:02:54 -0500

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Hello, I have installed on my computer (on a 120 gb ssd) one other linux distro and a windows 7 OS. I want to replace the Linux distro with fedora but without messing with my windows installation, meaning that the boot loader will still be able to load both fedora and windows as it does now.I am fairly new to linux. Would it help if provided my grub file configuration? I have created one 18 gb partition as root folder, 4 GB for swap, 4.2gb /home, a 100 mb for bootable and the rest 94GB for windows installation. How should i proceed with my installation? Thank you guys.

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answered 2013-06-25 13:53:17 -0500

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If you don't want to keep any data from your current GNU/Linux installation, you can proceed with Fedora installation normally. If using Fedora 18, in partitioning section you can remove all Linux partitions (be careful to not touch ntfs partitions) and proceed with automatic partitioning or create partitions manually.

Fedora will be installed instead of your current Linux installation, and will install its own boot loader with menu entries for both Fedora and Windows.

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These are really good news. No i will format my partitions and redo the partitioning for fedora. Should i delete the 100mb boot partition too? As i have listed on my first post the only ntfs partition i have is the 94gb windows partition.

djmik21 gravatar imagedjmik21 ( 2013-06-25 13:59:09 -0500 )edit

Fedora doesn't always need a separate partition for /boot, but if you do have one, it needs to be at least 500 MB.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-06-26 01:48:53 -0500 )edit

Thanks guys for everything. I will do it today and hope I don;t mess it up.

djmik21 gravatar imagedjmik21 ( 2013-06-26 02:34:43 -0500 )edit

Yes, remove all Linux partitions. Fedora can automatically create it for you (or yourself if you do partitioning manually).

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2013-06-26 14:26:14 -0500 )edit

Why did I receive four notices for one comment?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-06-26 15:23:38 -0500 )edit

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