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HI Guys I am trying to install Fedora Core 3 onto my laptop. I have a 60GB hardrive, partion magic 8.0 installed and a copy of fedora core 3 ready ...
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    New Fedora User needs help!


    HI Guys

    I am trying to install Fedora Core 3 onto my laptop. I have a 60GB hardrive, partion magic 8.0 installed and a copy of fedora core 3 ready to go. The Laptop is brand new, i would like to christen with Linux/XP pro dual boot. What is the correct way to Partion the drives to allow Fedora to mount.I have Run Fedora from CD numerous time and evertime i get to the Disk setup part i can not alocate a partition for Linux. Now i have created two sepearte partions one for windows (already installed and one for Fedora) but Fedora only sees the full space of the Hard drive. Please can someone put me out of my Misery. Any help would be appreciated.

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    i believe there are 2 options on boot, auto-partition, or manual partition. i am not sure what you have tried or not tried, but try manual partition, i do not see why it would not see both partitions. if not, i think you can "create new partion" or something, but again, i am not sure, i dont have the FC3 installation setup in front of me.
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    Partitioning for Fedora 3

    I have been using partition magic split my windows install down. But when it gets to the Fedora 3 disk set up and i select automatically partion drives all sees it the hda1 which is 60GB. Now in partion magig it gives me options to crate ext2,ext3,linux swap. Do i use these options to create the logical drives.?Any advice of the sizes of each partition i should create addtionally what does swap and ext2 ext 3 do? what is the equivilant in Windows talk?

    There must be a typical way that i can divide the C into th correct partitions!

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    First, don't refer to drives by drive letter. That's an annoying thing that ONLY windows does- not a single other os on earth does that, as far as i know.
    Second:
    ext2/ext3 are the standard filesystems for Linux. So is reiserfs.
    swap is sortof of like the virtual ram in windows. It should be about double your ram.
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