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Install fedora without formatting

asked 2012-05-17 04:49:20 -0500

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I am new to linux. In fact i am just about to install my first Linux OS.

I have been using my laptop for over 2 years now and I have data which I can't afford loosing and programs that cold cost me a life time trying to re install.

My HDD has 3 partitions

C: (100GB)
D: (80GB)
E: (500MB)

Both my C: and D: drives are almost full. With about 20 GB of free space on C: and 10 GB on D:
I want to install fedora but i can't afford to format any of these drives... I can clear an additional 30 GB of from my C: And D: Drives combined.

I have already created the live CD and am using it. But it is pretty slow. Thus making me want to install Fedora on to the hard drive.

But how do i do it without loosing data?

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answered 2012-05-17 06:47:38 -0500

ztank1013 gravatar image

Have you considered to use a USB stick live image?

Take a look here to see how to do it:

It should give you better performances compared to the DVD/CD and the additional write capabilities if the USB drive is bigger than the iso image (nowadays this is practically always true)

I am just suggesting this alternative way because I wouldn't play too much with partitioning tools if "I have data which i can't afford loosing and programs that could cost me a life time trying to re install"

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@Nashavi just plug-in your usb go to disk management in your win7 select your flash disk and then format it

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-05-19 21:56:03 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-05-19 21:59:27 -0500

Akshay gravatar image

well if you are afraid of losing data then i recommend you to install fedora on virtual box and when you get familiar to it then install it on HDD

want to free up some space from diff partitions..? there are some software's in windows that will help you with that

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