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Problem installing dual boot.

asked 2013-07-20 06:17:54 -0500

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updated 2014-09-10 12:16:50 -0500

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Hi, I have downloaded Fedora 18 DVD image but I am already running windows so I decided to install as dual boot. when I inserted the DVD in the player. At the time of the partitioning it's taking the whole disk as the installation destination I am unable to partition it into desired space. or I cannot see any free space in that. so stopped installation. Here are my questions

  1. Why it's not displaying and not allowing me to redefine partitions on the disk? I wanted to create a new partition in existing free space. which is not fragmented it is continuous free space?
  2. Can I install whole fedora in my portable disk?
  3. If you have any Guide for the problems I am facing I would be glad if I get it.

Thanks in advance, Sudhir.

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answered 2013-07-21 00:51:48 -0500

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Hello. While in Windows , create a new disk volume (if you have free space) or by shrinking other volumes. Format this new volume in ext2 or ext3 format. Then, insert DVD and reboot. Hopefully, the installation CD would recognize this ext3 formatted volume as LINUX partition. You can, then, continue installation in this partition. It worked for me.

Thanks. Hope it helps.

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