dual boot- Linux and Windows- Toshiba laptop...

Mike Chalmers mikechalmers70 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 20:08:01 UTC 2008

On 2/16/08, Fred Erickson <frederickson at iname.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 19:35 -0500, Mike Chalmers wrote:
>  > I would like to setup a dual boot configuration on a Toshiba laptop. I
>  > am first going to reinstall Windows on the Toshiba using the recovery
>  > discs, because as of now Windows on the Toshiba is messed up. Then I
>  > am going to install Fedora 8.
>  >
>  > I have read several ways to do this and was wondering what the best
>  > method is to do this?
>  >
>  > Many Thanks,
>  > Preston
>  >
> Hello Preston,
>  I recently setup a new Toshiba laptop to dual boot Vista & Fedora. You
>  didn't mention which version of Windows your laptop has now but be very
>  careful how you go about it if you're using Vista.
>  In the past, I have successfully re-partitioned several drives using
>  Knoppix or the "Ultimate Boot CD" on earlier versions of Windows so I
>  didn't anticipate any real problems this time. Vista (Ultimate version)
>  has a partitioning tool so I thought I'd give it a try. To make a long
>  story short, the tool did the re-partitioning but Windows wouldn't boot
>  after and the System Recovery disks wouldn't work either. I was able to
>  get the Recovery disk to work by repairing the drive with other tools -
>  so my advice is: Since your Windows is broken (normal?) anyway, create a
>  new, smaller partition first, leaving enough unallocated space for
>  Fedora. The Toshiba recovery cd will allow you to re-install Vista on
>  the smaller drive. Then install Fedora in the unused space.
>  Good luck,
> Fred
>  --
>  fedora-list mailing list
>  fedora-list at redhat.com
>  To unsubscribe: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list
Thanks for the help. Sorry about your troubles with Vista. I am using
Windows XP. I didn't know that you could create a smaller partition
using the recovery discs? Is it possible to create a smaller partition
using the recovery discs so that I can easily install Fedora or do I
need to resize my Windows partition using a partition program?

More information about the fedora-list mailing list