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I have a laptop with Ubuntu and RH. I would like to install Fedora and overwrite RH but I want to leave Ubuntu untouched. Any ideas?...
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    overwritting


    I have a laptop with Ubuntu and RH. I would like to install Fedora and overwrite RH but I want to leave Ubuntu untouched. Any ideas?

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    Just install Fedora to the partition you have Red Hat on. You don't give enough information for anyone to give you anything more specific such as partition information. You could boot Ubuntu and open a terminal and run this command to get that info to post: sudo fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command). Do you know which partition(s) you have Ubuntu on?

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    $ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x220ed127

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 64 512000 83 Linux
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 64 14910 119250944 8e Linux LVM
    /dev/sda4 14911 29631 118246432+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 14911 29028 113402803+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 29029 29631 4843566 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    developer@garrett-laptop:~$

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    Based upon your fdisk output, I would "guess" that Ubuntu is on sda5. Look in the /etc directory on Ubuntu for the fstab file. You should see an entry similar to this:

    # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    Whatever device shows (sda5 in above) is where your Ubuntu root filesystem is. I don't know if you have /home or other partitions for Ubuntu?
    Which bootloader are you currently using? Red Hat Grub? Ubuntu Grub2?

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