Originally Posted by pixellcraft
Damn! Well I will re-install Windows then (again)
I already said I've got 2 HDD (500 + 300 GB) I will make it then
C:\ Windows 80 GB (sda1)
D:\ ("remaining" space) (sda2)
And free space for Fedora (how much does it need if I want to use free space?)
F:\ 300 GB (sdb1)
No. You do not have to if you do not want to! Fedora runs perfectly well with a single / partition.
If you plan on upgrading from one release to another it makes it convenient to have a separate /home partition. If you want to encrypt your HDD, then you would need a separate /boot partition.
As for your case of installing to D:, just wipe D: using anaconda (create custom layout --> format sda2 as ext4 - check this, use swap based on your needs) and install Fedora. Fedora should recognize windows and add it to grub automatically.
Hope this helps.
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Oh and as for the space requirements, I have used a Fedora installation on Virtual box in 8 GB. The space needed will depend on how much additional stuff you want to install. For example, MATLAB takes at least (in my case) 2 GB. texlive - another 2 GB.
The default graphical desktop install itself takes about 3 - 4 GB I believe (this is an approximate number - I have not specifically looked).