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install Fedora 16 on a dual boot machine

asked 2012-01-25 13:03:17 -0500

KDuff gravatar image

updated 2012-01-25 13:20:14 -0500

Hello All:

I need you help on this issue before I shoot myself in the foot.

I have a Dell Dimension 8100 that is currently dual boot between Window XP and an old version of Redhat.
I have downloaded two images for Fedora 16: Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop and Fedora-16-i386-netinst.iso

What is the best way to upgrade the Redhat partition without blowing away the Windows partition.

I, of course, realize that after I spend some time with Fedora 16, that Windows will get zapped.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.



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answered 2012-01-25 15:23:30 -0500

Dieter gravatar image

Follow the article "Howto dual-boot Fedora 14 and Windows 7" on and you are set. You can substitute Fedora 14 with Fedora 16 and Windows 7 with Windows XP without any trouble.

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Agreed. So long as you understand what partition you are installing into you will be fine.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2012-01-25 15:42:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-01-25 18:10:45 -0500

KDuff gravatar image

I took a look at the article Given that Window XP is already installed I should be able to skip down to the section for installing fedora. Here I notice that there is an option "Replace Existing Linux System". This would be what I want given that I want zap an old RedHat installation. Could it be that simple.

One more question: the current installation has GNU GRUB version 0.95 installed, will this cause any issues.

Many thanks for your kind assistance.


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