Up against a wall- Installing Linux/Dual Boot on Vista Laptop
I have been trying unsuccessfully all day to try to install a dual boot copy of Linux (Red Hat Fedora) on my laptop, which came installed with Windows Vista.
I first noticed that Vista has a Computer Management section that claims it can shrink filesystems and create unallocated space on the fly. I used this feature to create 10GB of unallocated space on my laptop.
But, how do you install Red Hat Linux from there? Doesn't it actually need to be installed first, before Windows, so that the GRUB boot loader can lauch Linux? Or can it simply be dropped in the unallocated space.
Vista also has a preloaded "Recovery" partition that I am loathe to wipe out, as I can't find any information anywhere on how to re-create it.
I have searched the web endlessly and can't find any information. Surely someone has done this. Anyone??? Help!