Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot With Vista - Remove One Of Them To Save Disk Space

Jan 15, 2009

I installed the live CD version of fedora (dual boot with vista) on my laptop. After I connected to the internet the updates downloaded and all went well. however when i restarted at the boot screen I found two instances of fedora such as

Fedora(2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i686)
Fedora(2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686)
Other

The "other" is vista. I am wondering if this is OK or whether I have two fedora. If so i would like to remove one of them to save disk space.

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Code:
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