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Re: Install on new computer keeping OEM OS

On Sat, 2009-12-12 at 10:38 -0800, Alan Evans wrote:
> Hello!
> I just got a brand-new machine with Windows 7 pre-installed on its
> massive hard drive. Of course, Fedora is more my style, but I'd like
> to keep the original OS intact and dual boot.
> My question is this then: How safe is it really to allow the installer
> to resize the existing partition with Win7 already there? I saw that
> it had the option, but I was terrified to try it.
> At this point, I've never booted the OEM hard drive. I just
> immediately plugged in the drive from my previous computer and booted
> F11 to check for basic hardware compatibility, so the machine's drive
> is yet-untouched.

Why not just install F12 on the *other* HD and leave the OEM one as is?
Least then if you have to reinstall Win7/restore it won't destroy
anything else.

Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

"Best lil town on Earth!"

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