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Can I go forward with installing Fedora beside Lubuntu?

asked 2013-02-07 08:26:49 -0500

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updated 2014-09-12 19:55:26 -0500

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I have ubuntu and winxp in dual boot. I have shrunk windows partition and created a new one in which i tried to install fedora-lxde (18).

(I like how Fedora works from live cd but it is my first Fedora installation, so bear with me.)

During installation process, the installer displays the full hdd not the separate partitions. Or so it seems to me:

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Maybe this is normal and other options regarding partition will follow; but maybe the installation will start right there and erase previous installations?

(I have erased/corrupted the grub file trying to install debian and have just fixed that; now, i would like to ask for advice first.)

Will i be asked to chose partition if I click continue or what?

Also: if after that I'll be asked for partitions and for bootloader. Should I not set bootloader so as to keep the old one?

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answered 2013-02-07 10:49:46 -0500

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updated 2013-02-07 10:55:51 -0500

No, in this case, if you press continue in the bottom right hand corner of this screen, no changes will be written to disk.

Anaconda will proceed through to the partitioning screens after pressing continue.

No changes will be written to disk until you press the "Begin Installation" button when you get back to the main install hub (see screenshot below) after configuring your partitions layout.

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In future versions of anaconda (starting with Fedora 19), there will be notes in the installer itself to inform you that nothing will be written to disk until you press the "Begin Installation" button.

Also, the Fedora 18 Installation Guide has some great documentation on using the new Anaconda interface.

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