I have 2 HDD's on my computer. On HDD 1 i have a Windows Vista installed, on HDD 2 my fedora is installed. I am so pleased woith the fedora system that i dont even use the windows system anymore.
Now i want to uninstall the windows. How can i do this the best way that the result is that the existing Fedora stays and boots on computerstart and that i can use the HDD where windows was on the fedora system to store stuff (now the fedora system cant see the windows hdd becouse its NTFS)
I am planning to buy a new system. I am planning to use fedora and windows vista (I have a legal copy with me and I dont want to buy a new one. That's why no windows 7 here).
How shoudl I proceed? Which OS to install first? I believe (from reading the threads) that I should install windows vista first and Fedora second.
The main question I have is this. I heard that HDD makers will no longer ship the current HDD's in Jan. Heard that 512 byte hard drive format is to be replaced by 4KB. I read somewhere that this can cause issues when we go for dual boot. Is this true? In that case, what steps can I take to ensure no problems occur?
I really want to use Vista only for running certain applications which do not run on linux. I have heard WINE can simulate a WIN environment. But is this really true? I mean, can it simulate WIN environments perfectly?
My next question is regarding dual HDD. I am planning to go for 2*500GB HDD instead of 1*1TB HDD... So will it be better if I dedicate one HDD to Vista and 1 HDD to Fedora? (I know it will be a waste of space since I will be using Fedora mainly and hardly aropund 10-20 GB for Vista. But I can access the Vista partitions)
Does fedora play all media formats? I know out of the box it might not.. But does having VLC help?
I dont see any firewall protection in Linux. I have heard of using IPTables, but then how efefctive are those? I will be doing many online transactions and I want my system to be secure. I know Linux is pretty secure. So should I harden the security with a hardware firewall?
I will be watching a lot of DVD movies, AVI movies and some HD movies as well. Does linux have issues rendering HD movies properly? I have read somewhere that fedora has issues while Win is good and Debian/CentOS (Not sure which one was mentioned) is even better. I had a pretty powerful config in teh past and yet I have seen that my Vista machine had trouble rendering a HD movie properly.
I will be buying AMD configuration along with an ATI graphic card (sometimes). Does Fedora have any driver issues?
I have a problem in red Hat installation, I have windows 7 installed in my PC,I want to dualboot it with linux. whenever I try to boot linux from DVD, I have the following message after some time "waiting for hardware to initialize" and the installation stops.What would be the problem for this? I have the following system configuration ASUS P5B WIFI AP motherboard. core 2 duo E4500 processor 2Gigs of RAM Nvidia geforce 9400GT GFX card.
i have ubuntu 10.10 installed in dualboot with win7 on a asus 1201n netbook. the first os in the first black screen boot menu is win7, which means that it is the default os to boot if i don't use the arrow down to ubuntu. well, i had enough experience with ubuntu to decide that i want to defaultly boot into ubuntu. does anybody know how i change it ? [there is no menu.lst file in 10.10, so i didn't find the way to do it]
Im trying to dual boot windows xp on my computer already running fedora core 6. I have some experience with dual booting- i had a windows xp laptop, and now it runs both windows and ubuntu. Ive done some reasearch, but still not clear on how exactly I should go about dual booting xp on fedora.
I forgot to mention above I do not have internet access on that computer. I do, however, have a laptop (windows xp) that i can download things on and burn on a disc if needed. it has internet. If you know of any solution to run programms such as visual studio and dreamweaver on linux which dosnt require dual booting(i tried wine but didnt work for me)
Last time I installed Ubuntu in a dualboot configuration with Win7 on one of my machines, my entire boot sector and Windows install got corrupted, resulting in a complete loss of all my data and requiring a fresh install of Windows.
I looked into this a bit after the fact, and it seemed to me it was due to conflicting hard disk geometry between Linux and Windows.
My question is, how likely is this to happen with Fedora? Is this because of Ubuntu? A bad install? Is there someway I can avoid this from happening when I install Fedora if it will happen?
I had on my notebook Windows 7 and Win Vista. I deleted partition with Vista and installed Ubuntu, but now when I turn on my notebook Ubuntu starts automatically, there is no option to choose Ubuntu or Windows 7. Why ? What should I do ? there is still that partition with Windows 7 I did not delete it.
I have a problem installing ubuntu 10.10 (64 bit) with dualboot together with windows 7.
The situation is a follows: on the pc is windows 7 (home premium) installed, the windows bootloader is in the MBR and THIS CANNOT BE CHANGED (it's not a private pc).
I wanted to do this the way I have done with the previous ubuntu realeaes I used (8.04 and 9.04): install everything normaly and only tell the installer to install GRUB into /dev/sda5 (root-partition of the ubuntu-System). Then I used
To copy the bootsector in a file and integrate this file into the Windows Bootloader. The problem is: this file has only zeros inside (00hex), so it seems, that there is no GRUB written into the bootsector of the linux-partition.
The whole procudure works without any problems using Windows 7 and ubuntu 9.04, but I want to have the new release of ubuntu!
I know this sounds weird but the Fedora 10 I installed doesn't have gcc and makefile in it. I burned a CD from fedora.org and could it be the problem with the CD I burned? During installation, it didn't ask me to choose what packages I wanna install.
I don't know much about live CD but this installation procedure is different from my previous experience. It firstly take me to a 'virtual' linux desktop and I started the installation through clicking a Installation icon on it. Is this what so called live cd installation?
I am running fedora 12. It works very smooth in my system. My system configuration is given in my signature. When i am trying to install fedora 13 64 bit after that anaconda screen i am getting a screen of blue background and the rectangular small installation screen .but the problem is that nothing is there in that screen.It is completely white and the system stands there for ever. How can I install fedora 13?
I just tried a dual installation. Win7 sits on my internal HDD, Ubuntu has a partition on my external HDD. The external Hdd is set up to have ~900GB of NTFS file storage and ~100GB for / (ext4) and a seperate swap partition. I partitioned it that way from the livecd installer. I have to say that I'm basically fresh out of ideas. I can boot Ubuntu 9.10 64bit just fine from a Usb stick. Installation also worked fine, I had the installer install Grub on the external Hdd. I am quite sure that it actually *is* on the external hdd, since unplugging it as well as changing the boot order to internal hdd first results in a straight boot to Win7.
Anyways, booting from the external device, I get as far as the grub OS selection prompt. Windows 7s loader can be started without any problem from here. However, choosing Ubuntu (recovery or not) results in... nothing. The system plain simply freezes up (I gave it some time) and can only be reactivated by resetting it. So far, I tried manually editing the boot entry by pressing "e". I changed the root entry from 2,2 to 2,0 to 2,1 to 2,3 and 2,5. Afterwards I tried booting by pressing ctrl+x. The result always stays the same. No boot, frozen system. Pc: C2D E6750, Gf8800GT,4GB Ram. Pastebin of grub.cfg: [URL]
I am currently using Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop. I saw Fedora had the new Gnome3, so I decided I might like to try that, My hard drive is about 230GB. Ubuntu currently has all of it, and I would like to make a small partition for Fedora. I know that during the Fedora install you can resize the current Ubuntu partition manually, very simple, gives you the size in MB, and you just shrink it, and Fedora takes up the remaining amount of space.
My actual question here, is how would I, if I should like Fedora 15 more than I thought I would, proceed to shrink the Ubuntu partition more, and increase the one for Fedora?
Ubuntu would have 200GB. Fedora would have 30GB. How do I go from this point, to having Ubuntu use 180GB, and Fedora having 60GB?
I realize there are lots and lots of guides already on the Ubuntu website for help with partitioning etc, but they all seem to be about first time install, or for doing so with windows. All I would like to do is use something like gparted to resize the Ubuntu partitions and expand the Fedora one.
I'm trying to install Fedorad 9 on my windows Vista dell xps laptop in a seperate partition. I can't seem to make my laptop boot off of the DVD i'm burning the Fedora ISO to. I'm just using Windows, not Nero or anything like that. I've changed the boot options in setup, burned the ISO to the DVD and rebooted but I end up in Windows. By the way, should I just go ahead and use Fedora 10 as a new user or has it been "debugged"? I don't need any additional "new version" problems at this point.
I run several OSes (all Linux) on my computer. I set a separate partition for each one. I want to run Fedora 13 LXDE mainly for a game or two that are in the Fedora repos but not in any others, so I will not need a lot of space. But I want to make sure there is enough room for the OS.
I want to be able to play CloneKeen, so I will need enough space for that. I may find some other games, as well, so I will need some extra space. I have my other two OSes on six GB apiece, and Peppermint actaully uses barely half of that. Will 6GB be enough for a basic Fedora install with a few games installed? I will not really use Fedora for anything else, probably.
Im currently a Windows Vista user, and would like to get test some linux distributions - Ubuntu is one of them, Ubuntu Studio is another. Iinstalling muliple OS's becomes overly complicated on my old vista machine. Therefore:
Can I simply turn a regular dualboot into a "fake" triple boot by adding wubi to Vista? Should wubi be installed before the dual boot distro or vice versa? Does it make any difference what the "real" dual boot distribution is? I would like to test Ubuntu Studio (not included in wubi) and OpenSUSE. Is either of them better to test first, because they do a better job in easily replacing an old distribution in a dualboot etc.?
I want to dualboot my HP laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The problem is that the harddrive had 4 primary partitions. So i had to delete the Recovery and HP TOOLS partions. I did that after creating my system recovry CDS. The "install alongside another operating system" option showed up. And i was really happy for about 1 minute until i discovered that it said Windows Vista loader! So now i have this:
sda 640GB harddrive sda1 Windows 7 loader sda2 Windows Vista loader
And when im trying to install a dualboot the Windows 7 loader dosent show up! It wants to install Vista loader but i dont have that operating system. I have read that 7 and Vista sometimes gets mixed up in GRUB can this be the case here? Is it safe for me to install Vista loader with Ubuntu 10.10?
I decided to switch from Ubuntu to Fedora Core 10 KDEdual boot installation worked perfectly... all smooth!untill i got to installing things....i wanted to install ndiswrapper, so i manually downloaded it on my second pc and transferred it trought a USB stick to the Fedora PC. When reading the 'installation manual' it clearly uses the "make" command a lot...problem is; bash error: "bash: make: command not found"So i google this and i get some solutions, all involving online repositories...so basically... i need internet to get the MAKE rpm, and i need the MAKE rpm to get the internet working... :')I tried searching online repositories but i haven't got a clue about what i need to download from there (to get the make command, or the "Development Tools") and how to install it on my fedora pc....i need help :P It would be much appreciated if someone could explain me how i could get these important packages up and running on my system with manual downloading and installing.I haven't got a clue how to do this manually... I've been on it for hours allready and I'm getting a bit fed up with it I can't understand why such an important package isn't standard included in the installation.
I try to play a simple movie in avi format. The codec is called AC-3. I tried several tutorials, now i stuck with a "local file conflict between packages" when i run the auto install with movie player. I try now VLC Player ... With VLC it works! Open from the Administrator panel - Add or Remove Software than search for VLC and tick the main stuff and install.
Recently I tried to install Fedora 12 x86_64 to my laptop. I ran the live fedora image from my cooldisk and then pressed "Install to Hard Drive" from live desktop. Then I went forward until I reached the partitioning section. Though I had ~28GB free space in my Harddrive, but it says: "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks." You can see my steps until reaching this problem in these 3
pics: step1: step2: step3:
I captured these steps by using Fedora 12 Live printscreen tool. I tried to install Fedora12 from its non-bootable DVD too, but no difference! So there's only 2 situations:
1. I did something wrong -> install Fedora and use its partitioning tool. 2. There's a bug in Fedora -> confirm that this is a bug and say me an alternative way to install fedora.
New 320 Gig HD. Installed FC14 from DVD and it worked, except there are no icons at all to get started as there were in FC 13. Cant find "Places", "Applications" that were at the top of the screen. Now it's blank except for the splash design. Tried to re-install, but it won't do that. Just goes to the HD and the same blank splash screen. Thanks for the help. Please be easy with explanations as I'm new at this.
I downloaded the Fedora-15-i386-DVD.iso and want to install Fedora 15 from it. I don't want to use the LiveCD version since it doesn't have all the packages. So I follow the tutorial given here under the section titled "How to Make a bootable USB Drive to Install Fedora instead of using a physical DVD ". Everything finishes off well. However. when I boot my computer using the USB, it says "USB doesn't have operating system. Safely remove and reboot".
Now, what to do? I also didn't get the line the tutorial saying, "You should now have a bootable USB stick which will run an 15 install. When you boot the stick, you may also add askmethod to the boot line and select a hard drive install and select the drive as /dev/sdb1 (or your USB device drive) and the path should be / " What am I supposed to do?
I have winxp and ubuntu 10.04 dualboot. They were working ok. Today I removed old *21 kernel image and headers so grub updated the confs. That's all I did that could cause the win no longer boot. It starts booting, the screen goes black and the PC reboots. I tried safe mode, it started to load some dlls as it usually shows in safe mode but then still reboot.
Code: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes