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Help wanted for Fedora core-6

Postby mhassan » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:37 pm

I need to install fedora core-6 on my dell inspiron laptop. I neeed to make it dual boot pc. Can anyne suggest is it good idea and will there can be any issues of device drivers.

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Re: Help wanted for Fedora core-6

Postby nomankhn » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:19 pm

mhassan wrote:I need to install fedora core-6 on my dell inspiron laptop. I neeed to make it dual boot pc. Can anyne suggest is it good idea and will there can be any issues of device drivers.

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Dear, no driver required for that.

http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html


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Postby lambda » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:33 pm

most likely, the only driver you'll need is for the modem. it's probably a soft-modem.
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Postby Muhammad Asim » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:18 am

lambda wrote:most likely, the only driver you'll need is for the modem. it's probably a soft-modem.


yes, lambda is right. i've Dell Latitude Laptop and i have installed fedora core 6 with dual boot. its wroking fine and no need to install any driver exept Dialup Modem. even it installed driver of Wireless Lan card (wi-fi).

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Fedora installation on Dell Laptop

Postby mhassan » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:17 pm

Thanks for all of you . However based on the following facts I need help from all of you :

1-Its model is Dell inspiron-1300
2-It has wireless lan

However I need to make it dual boot . I need to install fedora core-6 on D:Drive partition I have plenty of spcae on it .

However On C: system recovery partition also exist if I need fedora core-6 are there any chances that i get this recovery system hurt.?

I am not sure all about this really confused .

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Re: Fedora installation on Dell Laptop

Postby lambda » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:06 pm

i don't know. you could search google for that sort of stuff. my only advice is, don't mess with the recovery partition. don't delete it, resize it, nothing.
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Fedora installation on Dell Laptop

Postby mhassan » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:37 pm

What i actually need to do is to install on D not on C but not sure about device drivers and the resposne precisely.

I want to do it for experiment sake and check the flavor of fedora-6 but not actually clear will it be worth ?
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Re: Fedora installation on Dell Laptop

Postby lambda » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:07 pm

you have to stop thinking in terms of drive letters. there is no drive c. there is no drive d. they are a fiction. under xp, you can go to control panel -> admin tools -> computer management -> drive management and rename "d" to "z" or anything else.

instead, try to think in terms of partitions. you have a windows partition with windows installed. you have an additional partition (called "d" from inside windows). you have a recovery partition.

what you need to do is delete the second windows partition, and create two partitions in its place -- one for linux, and one for the swap.

if you are unsure whether you want to use fedora -- if you're just experimenting, use a fedora 6 live cd.
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Postby nomankhn » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:35 pm

Dear,

This is really nice you are getting confuse. its better if you will read following articles to
understand the concept of partitioning (linux/windows)

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linu ... oning.html
http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/l/blnewbie1_9.htm
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/ ... ls/4269/1/
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/lame/LAME/linux ... oning.html

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Postby Muhammad Saad » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:00 pm

You will probably find a driver for your modem at http://linmodems.org/
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:15 am

Dear mhassan,
Salam,

FYI, http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~axs/laptop/#winmodem

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Fedora installation on Dell Laptop

Postby mhassan » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:43 pm

Ok thnaks all I am bit comfortable now , however can anyone explina how to start the procedure to install fedora core-6 on different partition. Step by step will help me out to kill the confusion actually I have lots of work on my machine I dont want to loose it , I have already taken the backup but if it does not work I will have to rework all.
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Postby nomankhn » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:20 pm

Dear

For Fedora 6 Installation

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/install-guide/fc6/en/


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Fedora installation on Dell Laptop

Postby mhassan » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:27 pm

Thnx noman its was really helpful. Now I have installed Fedora core-6 it is really fascinating. Now the biggest problems:

I am using wireless internet services . The company offers services thru wireless medium however I connect to their server through VPN. I have no idea how to configure it and even my service provider has no idea.

Secondly my wireless card is shown in the network configurations but it does not get connected to other system its peer to peer linkking in windows all work ok.

Thirdly if I need t uninstall all fedorca core-6 how can i do that?to restore the previous drive conditon as before installation. I mean how to get rid of master bool loader etc.

Please help me further out...
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Postby nomankhn » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:22 pm

Dear

Just Reinstall the operating system which you want to install

#fdisk /mbr will remove your mbr of grub if you will remove linux, and that has alot of thing requires for that, so simple solution is that to reinstall your new O/S

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