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fedora 16 with windows 7

asked 2012-09-28 06:29:27 -0500

divya gravatar image

updated 2012-09-28 06:30:11 -0500

I have windows 7 already installed and now m trying to install fedora 16 but as m new to fedora ,so m confused as where to install it, the partition scheme is as shown

Hard drives

sda sda1 39 vfat, sda2 15168 ntfs, sda3 153560 ntfs, free 1,

sda4 136475 extended,

   sda5 25600 ntfs,
   sda6 30200 ntfs,
   sda7 10299 ntfs,
   sda8 10372 ntfs,
    free 1,

and how to dual boot both, Is GRUB2 necessary fro dual boot can fedora be boot from MBR with windows 7, If have any solution please help asap.

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answered 2013-02-06 02:44:05 -0500

Rahul Bhadana gravatar image

Here's how to do it:

  1. Make sure it will not go beyond the 4 primary partitions, otherwise, your PC will not boot up. (you have 3 primary partition that's good )

  2. you can install fedora in sda2 or sda3

    1. Install Fedora after installing it

    2. Now you notice that windows 7 is listed in grub (of fedora 16)

    3. it,s done you can enjoy the fedora as well as the windows in dual boot

    4. if want to add fedora in Windows' boot loader then you can do it by using easyBCD

    5. if any problem occurred e.g windows in not listed in grub of fedora 16 then Reinstall grub 2 by with a live CD. to see video click here

After this if your windows in not listed in grub 2 then type

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

    Even if Windows is not listed retry after mounting your Windows drive 

    Have a look at ([this video for updating grub2](
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answered 2012-09-28 07:14:33 -0500

Akshay gravatar image

updated 2012-09-28 07:15:18 -0500

first of all free up some space by deleting partition from windows then start installing, select custom partitioning and give at least 8 gigs to root (mount point of root is /) after creating root partition create swap partition (at least 500 mb that i suggest)

you can delete the partition when installing but for now i suggest you to back up your data and delete one partition then start installing

One more thing, please don't post questions again n again your question "" is still alive, please wait for some one to reply

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