salmagory wrote:How do I install Fedora 11 to duel boot with vista? I have everything backed up, and I partitioned my hard drive. I was thinking that I could boot off of the Fedora 11 dvd, and install it to the partition that I made, and it will detect vista. Would that work?
A couple points:
1. Would this question not be better asked in the Fedora forum? It is not "wrong" to post it here, but seeing as you have a grand total of 1 whole post in this community, and of course hoping you are not a future spammer, why would you not ask a Fedora question in the Fedora forum?
2. I might rethink installing F11. Fedora has a ~6 month release cycle. It is their policy to carry the former distro until the next release. This means that F11 was released spring 2009. It was the active distro until fall 2009 when F12 came out. F11 is still supported until F13 comes out in May. Once F13 is released F11 will go EOL or end of life within a month. This means you would need to upgrade F11 or be unsupported (people do run unsupported.)
As far as your question goes; just burn the Fedora ISO to a DVD and boot it. The Fedora live CDs will run live (of course
) but the full DVD is installer only. Anaconda will recognize the Vista partition automatically, you should have no problems.
One word of caution though, be careful of doing the default partitioning scheme. It will automatically use up your full drive except the Vista partition and it will force LVM on you. If you do not want LVM (and who does?) then you will need to choose the custom partition option.