6th June 2012, 05:55 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Anantapur, Andhra pradesh
Re: dual booting f16 in unallocated spacee
Originally Posted by sea
Best experience you usualy get when deleting the linux partitions from a linux installation, but not with deleting linux partitions from windows.
At the point you are now, a totaly messed up partition table as it seems, i very encourage you to do a massiv backup!
Either by burning all the files to seperate dvd's or an external storage device, wether that may be an external usb disk or a network storage.
The only good thing with the recent windows releases are the approach to a linux like structure.
By that i mean, you probably have a C:/users/kambagiri folder, where "my files" and custom registry files are stored in.
As long you have not choosen to store your files outside of "my files" a backup of C:/users/kambagiri will suffice for the windows files.
Of course, Entertainment and Education need to be backup'ed too!
Once that is achieved, i assume a fresh install of windows, then fedora is the best approach.
I dont know how well Windows supports GPT, so i'd stay with a MBR partition table.
Is there any certain reason to divide entertainment and education?
However, before installing windows but AFTER the backup, boot a live media and start a new partition table like:
1) 100 mb unallocated
2) 90 GB NTFS
Then write the partition table and install windows.
After the windows installation, install with Fedora 16/17 with custom harddisk layout!
3) 180GB vfat (ntfs if you want access control in windows) -- education & entertainment
5) 16384mb ext4 /home (this will allow you to easy upgrade to new Fedora releases if update doesnt!)
6) "fill to maximal allowed" ext4 /
This is my suggestion for a 300gb harddisk.
My 2 cents, as i cant help any further.
EDIT: As always do at your own risk.
thank you sir, for your advice i too have no other option i thought i would find alternate solution but i think there is no alternate for it. only thing is my w7 is activated with original key( umm let it be it is to happen ).
and is there any prblm in ext4 if choose / ( you mentioned to use /home ) is there any difference??