How to dual-boot Fedora 14 and Windows 7
Nov 11, 2010, 11:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"How to dual-boot Fedora 14 and Windows 7 is next in a
series of articles on dual-booting Windows and Linux distributions.
The first was how to dual boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7. That
article gave detailed instructions on how to dual-boot, with GRUB,
the Linux bootloader, installed on the Master Boot Record (MBR) of
the hard disk. This article will show how to dual-boot by letting
the Windows Boot Manager take care of the dual-booting
responsibilities. The method used here is a lot easier than that
suggested by a commenter here. The actual reason behind this
approach is to prevent Windows from messing with GRUB when it
(Windows) is updated/upgraded.
"The first task is to create Windows partitions, leaving some
unallocated space for installing Fedora 14. When dual-booting
Windows and Linux, this is the recommended method. It is safer than
exposing the whole disk to Windows and letting the Linux installer
make room for installing Linux by shrinking the space used by
Windows. Note: To make taking screenshots a lot easier, the images
used in this tutorial came from a virtual installation, with a disk
space of about 92 GB.
"To start, boot the computer using the Windows 7 installation
disk. The disk partitioning step is shown in the image below. To
create the Windows partitions, click on New."