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Fedora 16 + Windows 7 + Shared Partition

asked 2012-02-03 16:57:33 +0000

majeedk gravatar image

updated 2012-02-03 16:58:10 +0000

Good Afternoon All

I want to install Fedora 16 64bit to dual boot with Windows 7 64bit. I want to use it for

1. Android development using JDK + Android SDK + IntelliJ IDEA 11

2. For FUN....

My Current System is

C Drive: 50GB - Windows 7 - NTFS

D Drive: 150GB - Data Disk - NTFS

I will repartition D Drive into 50 + 100GB so that my new system looks like

C Drive: 50GB - Windows 7 - NTFS

D Drive: 50GB - Fedora 16 - ext4 or whatever 

E Drive: 100GB - Data Disk - NTFS

My Questions are:

  1. Can I repartition D drive from Windows 7 and then install Fedora on the new D drive?
  2. I want to be able to share the Data partition (NTFS) between two OS.. Is it possible?
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answered 2012-02-04 14:10:26 +0000

ryran gravatar image

The answer to both your questions is yes, but it's probably not going to look exactly like you're envisioning.

1.) Yes you can repartition the D: drive from Windows 7. My recommendation: Run the Disk Management util and shrink D: to 100GB from Windows. Then leave the rest of the space (~50GB) unallocated. The Fedora installer will take care of creating the necessary partitions out of that space and installing to it.

2) Fedora has no problem reading & writing to NTFS filesystems. I do it all the time--that's how I share between Fedora & Win7 (on my dual-boot system).

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answered 2012-02-03 18:44:49 +0000

You should be able to resize the partition on your D drive during the Fedora installation process, and yes, Fedora will be able to read your NTFS volumes.

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Asked: 2012-02-03 16:57:33 +0000

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