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February 28, 2012 10:52:12 AM

Hello.. I am using windows 7 64bit and I want to install Fedora along with the windows.

I partition my drive D: to 100GB which is total of 238GB of size for fedora O.S
I partition it by this process.
My computer--> right click--> manage-->Disk management. And then I shrink the new volume. The new drive will be created as I:

But when I am going to install fedora. It didn't show that newly created drive i.e I:

Why it is happening. I format that drive many times but nothing works. All it shows me in fedora that 238GB drive.
Is there is a mistake in partition?
The partition format is NTFS?

please help.......
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February 28, 2012 11:03:32 AM

Can you post a screenshot of the HDD partitions in Disk Management window?
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February 28, 2012 11:53:09 AM

abhijeet_90 said:
Hello.. I am using windows 7 64bit and I want to install Fedora along with the windows.

I partition my drive D: to 100GB which is total of 238GB of size for fedora O.S
I partition it by this process.
My computer--> right click--> manage-->Disk management. And then I shrink the new volume. The new drive will be created as I:

But when I am going to install fedora. It didn't show that newly created drive i.e I:

Why it is happening. I format that drive many times but nothing works. All it shows me in fedora that 238GB drive.
Is there is a mistake in partition?
The partition format is NTFS?

please help.......


Linux OS will need about 3 or 4 partitions to run.
OEM Windows 7 can often chew up 3 primary partitions.

When you shrink the HDD set the new space as a extended logical partition NOT as primary partition.
When you boot with Fedora you can divvy up the extended logical drive as boot, swap, home or whatever you want
A single primary parition will not allow this.
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February 29, 2012 8:52:44 AM

If I install Fedora in the newly created drive .... does it affect my windows 7 option at the startup boot?
cause recently my friend install ubuntu with a newly partition and he lost windows 7 option in the boot menu.
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