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SpaceCowboy706

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Im downloading the four ISO files for the free distro linux Fedora 4... I have already partitioned off a nice little 100GB section of my hard drive just for Linux... and I am just waiting for the downloads to complete ( 4 files at around 700MB each)... I have read all that I can concerning Linux and I have viewed alot of the screenshots of it.. does anyone have any ... NEED TO KNOW 1ST ... WARNINGS ... OR CAUTIONS ... for someone just starting out with Linux.
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You may want to change that partition, setup a small Linux Swap Partition (1-2 GB should be fine) I'm not sure specifically with Fedora though...
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cowboy...i agree with null on that..but i believe that the install program for fedora will allow you to do that within the setup..it should actually allow you to set up 3 partitions...(i don't remember what they are but i know one is for the swap and i think one of the others is \)...so i think leaving that giant partition would be fine....the best things to know before installing a dual boot system of linux are: where your xp disk is, where your most recent windows backup is, and where your linux distro cds are....that way if anything goes wrong you can fix it...
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got the xp cd... burning the linux distro cd's now... got PLENTY of space for more partitions... it's better to have too much, rather than not enough.... <--- is that accurate.
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w00t fedora core :tazz:

its an intuitive setup. theres a certain number of partitions linux specifies by default. I find it easier just to keep those. no point breaking things up into smaller bits than necessary. fedora is really pretty, but its also quite powerful. I find that its probably the most well balanced of all the distros in terms of looks and usability.
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