[Ilugc] setting up dual boot

kenneth gonsalves lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Thu Jul 12 16:54:28 IST 2012


On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 07:21 -0400, Baskar Selvaraj wrote:
> > I have fedora on my system with the following
> partitions: /, /home, /var
> > and swap. Also some free space. I wanted to install another distro
> in
> > the free space. First I tried with mint - it said that no
> preexisting
> > installation exists and wanted to format the disk afresh. Next I
> tried
> > with Mandriva - this recognised the existing partitions, but I could
> not
> > find any option to make it install in the free space. Any one has
> some
> > experience in this?
> >
> >
> Can you post of output of fdisk -l to see the partition information of
> your
> hdd. 

[root at xlquest lawgon]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00088787

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   143362047    71680000   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       143362048   215042047    35840000   83  Linux
/dev/sda3       215042048   223234047     4096000   82  Linux swap /
Solaris
/dev/sda4       223234048   312581807    44673880    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       223236096   312580095    44672000   83  Linux
-- 
regards
Kenneth Gonsalves



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