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Ubuntu user going to dual-boot with Fedora

asked 2012-06-19 13:33:49 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 23:39:29 -0500

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I've been using Ubuntu for a little while now, since March, ergo since 11.10. I know the terminal, ppas, etc. But now, I plan on dual-booting with Fedora just to try it.

Does Fedora give you the option to partition your disk and dual boot upon installation or do I have to partition the disk before I go into installation?

They say Fedora isn't as user friendly as Ubuntu, which I don't doubt, but what does that mean exactly?

Is there anything that I would have no knowledge of before Fedora that would be best to have a knowledge of i.e. PPA was completely new to me upon arrival to Ubuntu and the terminal was foreign at best.

Anything else you think I should know?

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answered 2012-06-20 01:24:22 -0500

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updated 2012-06-20 01:28:53 -0500

During the graphical install you can choose if you want to use all the HDD, or use a Custom layout and then you can make and edit HDD's partitions (just look for some Fedora installation on youtube if you want to see it).

Ubuntu uses some proprietary driver/software, Fedora is 100% open! The default Desktop Environment in Fedora is GNOME 3 (3.4.2) but with a little time (and editing) you will probably like it. One thing you must know is that in Fedora there isn't apt(dpkg), its package manager is YUM(rpm), the packages aren't .deb but .rpm then you will find some difference installing new packages.

Here are some commands:

apt-get install -> yum install

apt-cache search NAME -> yum search NAME

apt-get upgrade -> yum update

apt-get remove -> yum remove

dpkg -l -> rpm -qa

I hope this helps and you'll like Fedora!

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