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windows and fedora on two drives [closed]

asked 2012-12-12 20:49:10 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 12:37:25 -0500

mether gravatar image

my set up is like this

2 Physical 375GB Drives The first is a Windows Boot partition (Win 7) The second is NTFS-formatted with some videos and steam games.

they both have some flex room, that i wanted to set up F17 on them, but i'm a bit new at linux and fedora, i wonder, what is the safest way (NO Data Loss) to set this up.

My main plan was to resize the second drive and install Fedora there. my guestimation on what would happen is that i boot on that drive, have GRUB become the Main bootloader and boot windows 7 from there as well... would this work? or is there a better way to go about this?

mainly as long as i don't have to entirely wipe out a hard drive to install Win 7 or Fedora... i'm happy!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by hhlp
close date 2012-12-13 05:49:09.749226


Duplicate of #3218. Remove it since I posted an answer there.

Jomoos gravatar imageJomoos ( 2012-12-13 00:02:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-12-13 05:42:01 -0500

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The safest way is to unplug the Windows hard disk and set the Fedora hard disk to primary, assuming that it doesn't automatically switch to primary. The install Fedora. Check it out. Play with it. When you're ready to dual boot someone here can detail that process.

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