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i can't install fedora 20 dual core with windows 7

why during installing fedora 20 linux it see all the hard drive as one disk and no available space, however i have 500GB HDD and hint tat i want to install it dual core with windows it says that the ...
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1answer
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How to move linux distros without losing data

If I have these locations all on separate partitions: /usr /usr/local /opt /home How can I remove Ubuntu (for example) and install Mint and lose no data? How would I preserve installed packages ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive explanation of hard drive partitioning? [closed]

I have been messing around with linux distros and have been asked to create partitions. I generally just click through the standard options without really knowing what I am doing. Since this kind of ...
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2answers
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Linux live-CD Distribution with partition resizing

I would like to install Linux besides my Windows 98 partition on an old laptop, but unfortunately the laptop is formatted with only one large partition. win98 doesen't offer to resize the partition ...
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1answer
262 views

How to install another Linux distro?

I started with a clean HDD. Partitioned as follows...4GB for Swap, 1 10GB EXT4 partition mounted as /, another 50GB EXT4 partition mounted as /home. Installed Mint. Now I am curious to try Mageia ...
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4answers
116 views

Partitioning a Linux based system

I am using Linux Mandriva OS. During installation my friend suggested 2GB for the swap partition and the remainder as the root partition. What is the use of providing a separate space for root? ...
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0answers
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Disk Partitioning and a Weird dev Configuration, how to fix?

I want to dual boot Fedora and openSuse since I'm testing them out. I need a stable linux work machine for my thesis, and I'm wary of using the latest Ubuntu (Debian is a good candidate, but I am so ...
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3answers
489 views

Switching Linux Distribution, separate /home partition

Well, I updated to Ubuntu 11.04 and let's just say, it's time for a new distribution. I have my /home directory mounted on it's own partition (which has been a life saver, btw) and I was wondering if ...
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1answer
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mini linux to use dd and access HD and/or USB

I was thinking about something. I want to install a 7gb partition and store 2 compress disk image and install linux to it. I want it to be light. What i would like to do is hide the grub loader (or ...