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Partitions when installing fedora

asked 2013-10-11 07:20:15 -0500

Faisal Aslam gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:40:18 -0500

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I want to install Fedora but also I don't want to loss my data. I have more than 35 GB of data and I don't wanna loss it. I have NTFS partitions already created in Windows 8. I know I can format C drive and mount it to "/" to tell computer to boot from here. I want to ask you that if I don't format or change my other NTFS drives then can I open them after installing Fedora?

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answered 2013-10-11 08:42:26 -0500

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updated 2013-10-11 08:43:31 -0500

If you do not specify a particular partition to be formatted, it will not be touched by anaconda (Fedora installer). Just be very very careful when specifying the partition scheme.

Once the system is installed, the already existing partitions containing the data can be accessed easily - either by manually mounting them (either command line or File manager) or by adding information to fstab so that they are mounted automatically on system boot.

Having said that, do not attempt any installation without a verified backup.

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