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Old 26th January 2010, 10:12 PM
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Hello, I recently downloaded a liveCD of fedora, and it looks similar to the linux's my school uses, even though it says Gentoo, I got the gentoo and it looks nothing like the school one, but this one does.

I, on my windows 7 computer, have the main partition as Win 7, but the factory image drive I emptied, formatted for linux and called it linux (the partition). I would like to install my liveCD to that partition. How do I do this?
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Old 27th January 2010, 02:36 AM
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Hopefully you have made a recovery/restore disk of the Windows 7 install!
I believe you could have left the recovery partition in place and used the Windows disk
management tool to shrink the Windows 7 ntfs partition by eg: 20 GB and that would
have left 20 GB of unallocated freespace to which Fedora would be installed.

I have used this method on several Windows Vista computers and when the Fedora live
installer asks where to install choose "freespace".

Last edited by ryptyde; 4th February 2010 at 12:02 PM. Reason: changed 20 MB to 20 GB
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Old 4th February 2010, 01:20 AM
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already overwrote :o
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Old 4th February 2010, 01:24 AM
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eg: 20 MB and that would
have left 20 MB of unallocated freespace to which Fedora would be installed.
I think you meant 20GB
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Old 4th February 2010, 01:32 AM
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lol. yeah that looks wierd!
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Old 4th February 2010, 12:00 PM
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I think you meant 20GB
Yes 20 GB not a wimpy 20 MB!

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Old 4th February 2010, 11:25 PM
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Hello, I recently downloaded a liveCD of fedora, and it looks similar to the linux's my school uses, even though it says Gentoo, I got the gentoo and it looks nothing like the school one, but this one does.

I, on my windows 7 computer, have the main partition as Win 7, but the factory image drive I emptied, formatted for linux and called it linux (the partition). I would like to install my liveCD to that partition. How do I do this?
Your school uses Gentoo? That almost sounds like it's worth the time. Maintaining a single Gentoo box is enough of a drag. The point of using Gentoo is more or less to tweak a machine specifically for a single machine. Unless they just keep one Gentoo box up-to-date and then image other machines with similar hardware with something like Ghost...

Anyway... /thinkingaloud

Truth is, Linux is Linux, in a way. You can take distro xyz and make it look and behave more or less like distro abc, given enough time and energy. Gentoo (and most other modern "robust" distros) can be set up to use the same GUIs Fedora can use, so that is probably why they "look" a lot alike upon first glance.
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Old 5th February 2010, 12:45 AM
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No, only my website development class has linux's, and half are linux's and half macintoshes, no windows are at my school!
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