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Old 5th December 2011, 12:22 PM
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Choosing the partition during installation.

Well, I have a 1 TB hard drive, divided into 2 partitions (300 GB and 650 GB) with a Windiws installation on the 300 GB one. I was wondering if I could install Fedora 16 on the 300 GB partition, overwriting Windows, without touching the 650 GB partition with my files on it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 5th December 2011, 12:44 PM
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Re: Choosing the partition during installation.

Remove the 300GB partition completely and install Fedora in the free space.
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Old 5th December 2011, 01:15 PM
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Re: Choosing the partition during installation.

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Remove the 300GB partition completely and install Fedora in the free space.
will the other partition be accessible from within Fedora 16?
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Old 5th December 2011, 01:48 PM
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Re: Choosing the partition during installation.

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will the other partition be accessible from within Fedora 16?
Yes.

When creating partitions during the install, you should be able to choose where the partition is mounted on the Fedora system – mount it on /mnt/somewhere and make sure that the format option is unchecked! Or you can completely ignore it in the installer and add it to /etc/fstab later.

If the partition is in a Windows format (vFAT or NTFS), you'll need to tweak the mount options in /etc/fstab so that you have the right permissions on your files. If you're dumping Windows completely, it would make sense to convert the partition to ext4 instead at some point, but you'll need somewhere to copy your files while you reformat the partition if you do that.

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Old 5th December 2011, 10:37 PM
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Re: Choosing the partition during installation.

Your other option is to choose 'custom partitioning', and in the custom partitioning screen, remove the 300GB partition and create all the partitions Fedora needs in that space. And make sure not to check the box to format the 650GB partition.
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Old 6th December 2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: Choosing the partition during installation.

Thanks everyone for help. I solved the problem just by doing manual partitioning.
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