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    1/ Defrag the disc
    2/ Use Partition Magic (or something similar) to reduce the windows partition and leave a lot of unused space at the end of the drive.
    3/ Create a 1Gig swap partition at the start of the free space.
    4/ Make the rest of the free space one big ext3 partition.

    Do steps 2, 3, and 4 with Partition Magic.

    5/ Reboot your computer with the Fedora disc in the drive, and the installation will start.

    There are of course other ways to partition your drive and install linux, but this way will definitely work, and it will get you started.

    Let us know how you get on
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    Ok, now Im up in

    Ok, now Im up in the Disk Druid thingy, what now?

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    Re: Ok, now Im up in

    Quote Originally Posted by JKwingsfan
    Ok, now Im up in the Disk Druid thingy, what now?
    Do what I said in my last post!

    I'm not familiar with DiskDruid, but read the instructions, google, search this site, etc. and I'm sure you'll be able to partition things as you want.
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    In a somewhat related topic, I am also installing fedora core. What kind of file system I need for the partition where linux will be installed? FAT, FAT32, NTSF, etc..? and what kind of partition does it have to be? i.e, primary, extended, etc.?

    thanks

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    You would need a linux partition, primary, preferably ext3 or reiserfs.

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    Linux doesn't need a primary partition like Windows does. You can install it on an extended one if you prefer. As Onlinebacon says, preferably formatted with ext3 or ReiserFS.
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    Re: Ok, now Im up in

    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    Quote Originally Posted by JKwingsfan
    Ok, now Im up in the Disk Druid thingy, what now?
    Do what I said in my last post!

    I'm not familiar with DiskDruid, but read the instructions, google, search this site, etc. and I'm sure you'll be able to partition things as you want.
    No no, this is after the first partitioning, Im installing Fedora Core 4 and then this partitioning thing comes up during installation, its called Disk Druid, I've been told what to do, but I'm unclear as to how I do that.

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